[UPDATE] Ocean Marketing's Former Client Disowns Shady PR Firm

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[UPDATE] Ocean Marketing's Former Client Disowns Shady PR Firm

Now that it's fired the man who nearly destroyed its reputation, the company behind The Avenger controller accessory is taking a lot of good steps to clean up the mess.

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Unfortunately Paul still seems to take this a bit lightly. In that interview he did, he said he was impressed with Mike Krahulik's "contacts". Mike tweeted that the guy must be a bit insane, and I agree.

He really doesn't get it, does he? And apparently, if what Paul says is true, the other companies he's representing are just "laughing it off" and he hasn't lost any other accounts. I bet if he actually named a few of them they'd laugh less and run more. In any direction. Away from Paul Christoforo. You know, after the Internet was done teaching why it's wise to do so.

Guess there's no bus nor fire big enough to squash this man.

Funnily enough, I'd never heard of the Avenger but did think it was a fascinating product after hearing about it from this mess. Hefty price tag, though.

I think I had way too much fun following this story hopping all over penny arcade, kotaku and here of course. This guy just barely made it into my crazy crap that happened in 2011 list.

I just want to know if I can start using Christoforo as a verb now (I guess for when your douchey behavior backfires). Or an adjective: a act of Christofororian ignorance.

DustyDrB:
I just want to know if I can start using Christoforo as a verb now (I guess for when your douchey behavior backfires). Or an adjective: a act of Christofororian ignorance.

Um... yes. I have no problem with this whatsoever.

Well, at least they're being responsible now. Good, disown him completely.

Atleast it looks like they'll be taking steps to make sure nothing like this ever happens to them again. I can't say this has affected my view of the product or the company. In this case its all on the idiot. A record breaking idiot even.

The funny thing is even after this all blows over. This guy will be the poster man-child of bad customer service and anyone after him will probably bring his name up.

To conclude his name will definitely be there and christofororian is great if not a little too correctly spelled for his sake.

robert022614:
The funny thing is even after this all blows over. This guy will be the poster man-child of bad customer service and anyone after him will probably bring his name up.

To conclude his name will definitely be there and christofororian is great if not a little too correctly spelled for his sake.

Remember, Remember the 17th of December
Chistoforo, Avenger and Dropped

To respond to that update, and all of this in general...

Are we sure he has a wife and child? Because I know women love them some bad guys and all, but there has to be a line somewhere between bad and "inbred-worthy inarticulate jackarse". THAT can't possibly be up any girls alley, can it?

The only thing I can think of that might constitute "abuse" would be his own hand, at which case I wonder "How does someone make their own hand hate them so that it calls the police on its own accord?"

cursedseishi:
To respond to that update, and all of this in general...

Are we sure he has a wife and child? Because I know women love them some bad guys and all, but there has to be a line somewhere between bad and "inbred-worthy inarticulate jackarse". THAT can't possibly be up any girls alley, can it?

The only thing I can think of that might constitute "abuse" would be his own hand, at which case I wonder "How does someone make their own hand hate them so that it calls the police on its own accord?"

Yup. I asked about that. Not sure if the woman is actually his wife, but she is his baby mama and the kid exists, too.

Judging by Christoforo's responses to all this, at least in the public eye, he really doesn't seem to realise just how deep the pile of shit he is in.

Seriously, this guy is going to lose all his money, possibly face jail time, and he's still acting like a massive douche.

'Like, yeah bro, totally showing those Penny Arcade guys who's number 1, like totally bro!'

This is not a guy who's acting like he's got a wife and son who are being harassed. If they do exist, I think that crap about using them for pity was exactly that and the harassment never actually occurred. He's acting like someone who's been jilted by his old employers by holding on to these accounts and nothing other than that.

Well, no Merry Christmas for Christoforo!

I sincerely liked the "there is no bus big enough to throw him under" quote by the new guy...

He has a kid...so this means a woman slept with him, willing (he's not in jail), at least ONCE.
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Tanis:
He has a kid...so this means a woman slept with him, willing (he's not in jail), at least ONCE.
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Hey, we can't all have superb standards now, can we.

Morons need love too, you know :D

Tanis:
He has a kid...so this means a woman slept with him, willing (he's not in jail), at least ONCE.

That just means he was never convicted. >.>

Good on the makers of the Avenger for taking these steps. This is hard to overcome, because this guy was SUCH a jerk, but it's steps in the right direction.

After reading update:

Wow this guy has to be some kind of masochist.

vansau:
[UPDATE] Ocean Marketing's Former Client Disowns Shady PR Firm

Now that it's fired the man who nearly destroyed its reputation, the company behind The Avenger controller accessory is taking a lot of good steps to clean up the mess.

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This man is digging himself a professional grave. And I mean he will never recover, never work in PR anywhere again... except perhaps in politics. But honestly, this folks is an example of how to be a douchebag, get blacklisted from your chosen profession and universally hated AND prove there IS such a thing as BAD PR.

vansau:

cursedseishi:
To respond to that update, and all of this in general...

Are we sure he has a wife and child? Because I know women love them some bad guys and all, but there has to be a line somewhere between bad and "inbred-worthy inarticulate jackarse". THAT can't possibly be up any girls alley, can it?

The only thing I can think of that might constitute "abuse" would be his own hand, at which case I wonder "How does someone make their own hand hate them so that it calls the police on its own accord?"

Yup. I asked about that. Not sure if the woman is actually his wife, but she is his baby mama and the kid exists, too.

Well! That... is kind of a scary thing to imagine I must admit, though I also admit there are stranger things in life than this so...

After reading through three articles related to this man, there is just one question that reverberates loud and true through my mind.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, MAN?!

You've lost. The Internet and everyone in the entire video gaming industry does not like you. You make Pirates look fine. You make EA and Activision look like angels. I can't safely say that you're as bad and persistent as the Westboro Baptist Church in stirring up controversy, but you're getting there.

ThunderCavalier:
After reading through three articles related to this man, there is just one question that reverberates loud and true through my mind.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, MAN?!

You've lost. The Internet and everyone in the entire video gaming industry does not like you. You make Pirates look fine. You make EA and Activision look like angels. I can't safely say that you're as bad and persistent as the Westboro Baptist Church in stirring up controversy, but you're getting there.

Don't you get it? He doesn't care, he knows the mayor of Boston.

The man's power of denial is quite frankly amazing. When is it going to actually hit him whats happened?

Avatar Roku:

ThunderCavalier:
After reading through three articles related to this man, there is just one question that reverberates loud and true through my mind.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, MAN?!

You've lost. The Internet and everyone in the entire video gaming industry does not like you. You make Pirates look fine. You make EA and Activision look like angels. I can't safely say that you're as bad and persistent as the Westboro Baptist Church in stirring up controversy, but you're getting there.

Don't you get it? He doesn't care, he knows the mayor of Boston.

Actually, he doesn't know the mayor. He admitted that.

...

...

...BUT! He knows the guy who's in charge of the door at PAX East.

There's no way I can discuss this without resorting to a couple dozen "mfw" photos, all involving looks of horror and bewilderment, with one trollface planted near the end.

I'll let that speak for itself.

vansau:

Avatar Roku:

ThunderCavalier:
After reading through three articles related to this man, there is just one question that reverberates loud and true through my mind.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, MAN?!

You've lost. The Internet and everyone in the entire video gaming industry does not like you. You make Pirates look fine. You make EA and Activision look like angels. I can't safely say that you're as bad and persistent as the Westboro Baptist Church in stirring up controversy, but you're getting there.

Don't you get it? He doesn't care, he knows the mayor of Boston.

Actually, he doesn't know the mayor. He admitted that.

...

...

...BUT! He knows the guy who's in charge of the door at PAX East.

HE KNOWS THE DOORMAN?! Holy shit, this are some legit connections!!

OT: After reading update, what the hell? He's like some 5 year old, throwing a tantrum! "No, MY ACCOUNTS! I KEEP THEM!" *facepalm*

I'll pass the popcorn and I expect more updates ;)

I just can't believe he fails to realize his career is dead, buried and unloved.

vansau:

Avatar Roku:

ThunderCavalier:
After reading through three articles related to this man, there is just one question that reverberates loud and true through my mind.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, MAN?!

You've lost. The Internet and everyone in the entire video gaming industry does not like you. You make Pirates look fine. You make EA and Activision look like angels. I can't safely say that you're as bad and persistent as the Westboro Baptist Church in stirring up controversy, but you're getting there.

Don't you get it? He doesn't care, he knows the mayor of Boston.

Actually, he doesn't know the mayor. He admitted that.

...

...

...BUT! He knows the guy who's in charge of the door at PAX East.

Don't forget he knows how wwebsite.

Isn't that the most important thing?

redisforever:

HE KNOWS THE DOORMAN?! Holy shit, this are some legit connections!!

NOT ONLY THAT! He also knows a couple of people who have clubs!! Dude puts on his shiny shoes and goes steppin' out, bouncers be like "$5 cover bro" and Paul be all "PSSSSHHHHH! WHO YO THINK I AM SON??!! " Word.

OT: Thank The Jesus that Google exists, because it basically guarantees that this Cunt to End All Cunts will never have another decent job. Nobody paying more than minimum wage would dare hire this prick after seeing what he's like (and he'll probably get turned away from a few of those too).

Also, not a lawyer here so I'm going to ask: If Paul is indeed, as they put it, holding the companies email and media accounts hostage, isn't that just a tad bit illegal? Is that something else to add to the (increasingly long) list of crimes, and at least 2 felonies. [1]

[1] The 2 felonies being advertising links to pirated CDs on his 'company' Twitter and charging customer credit cards without shipping the product.

If the scumball hasn't learned yet, it's only a matter of time.

There will always be those half crazy people on the internet who will be hell-bent on making this guy suffer. And seeing as how his attitude has really not changed and he hasn't actually admitted to be in the wrong, I sort of hope they do.

Tell me why complaints leading to arrest haven't been sworn out against this guy, yet? He has already performed several acts of fraud and embezzlement against the companies he claimed to represent and worked for once upon a time. This little bit about him hijacking email accounts is only one more layer to the cake.

Smeggs:
If the scumball hasn't learned yet, it's only a matter of time.

Unfortunately there are those who are just too ignorant, obstinant, and so full of their own self-worth that it is impossible for them to change short of a near death experience. Much as I would love to see this guy be ran over by a bus or beaten to a coma by someone, I would prefer nobody ended up going to jail over this guy. It isn't worth it.

The more I read about Chriscthuluwhatshisname, the more I am reminded of one character in Yahtzee Croshaw's book, Mogworld. In there is one guy who is a complete idiot but feels the insane desire to change things in the world regardless of the consequences or how those who are responsible for what goes on feel about that. He and Chrisbrowniandingleberry share a lot in common.

I wonder if kotkin has also stopped doing business with him in that other business they own.
As much as Christoforo is a complete dick it wouldn't surprise me at all if this was just Kotkin saying one thing to the press to cover his ass and showing a completely different face to Christoforo.

I still don't think the backlash this guy has recieved is right though - he deserved to be fired and ignored rather than giving him the freakish spotlight he's shamefully basking in.

ChildofGallifrey:

NOT ONLY THAT! He also knows a couple of people who have clubs!! Dude puts on his shiny shoes and goes steppin' out, bouncers be like "$5 cover bro" and Paul be all "PSSSSHHHHH! WHO YO THINK I AM SON??!! " Word.

OT: Thank The Jesus that Google exists, because it basically guarantees that this Cunt to End All Cunts will never have another decent job. Nobody paying more than minimum wage would dare hire this prick after seeing what he's like (and he'll probably get turned away from a few of those too).

Also, not a lawyer here so I'm going to ask: If Paul is indeed, as they put it, holding the companies email and media accounts hostage, isn't that just a tad bit illegal? Is that something else to add to the (increasingly long) list of crimes, and at least 2 felonies. [1]

I sense a rather large disparity between calling him a "cunt to end all cunts" and his list of very petty crimes.
There are actual evil people in the world, and yet the internet seems to prefer to demonise some small fry jerk.

[1] The 2 felonies being advertising links to pirated CDs on his 'company' Twitter and charging customer credit cards without shipping the product.

Tanis:
He has a kid...so this means a woman slept with him, willing (he's not in jail), at least ONCE.
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Not to mention the fact that he beat her and she's still with him. :-/

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