FCW Insider

Blog archive

Cue Maurice Ravel's Bolero

Leave it to the marketing wizards at O'Keefe & Company to come up with... well, let's call it an unusual way to celebrate 10 years of business -- invite the most famous '10' to the party. That would be none other than Bo Derek, who was famous for the 1979 Blake Edwards movie "10."

The movie made Derek a star -- and a sex symbol. She became renowned for the beaded cornrow hairstyle.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Steve O'Keefe's PR shop, the firm actually has Derek coming to the event.

We're not saying that our 10 years have been perfect, but we are proud of what we've accomplished. We hope you'll join us for our 10-year anniversary party with special guest, 'perfect 10' Bo Derek," the company's Web site says, noting that "cornrows and gold swimsuits are not necessary but would certainly make us smile.

Of course, I'm guessing that most of O'Keefe and Company's employees were born after the movie was released, but you still have to respect the creativity.

Other interesting tidbits from Wikipedia's item on Bo Derek:

Bo Derek is a conservative Republican who supported George H.W. Bush in 1988 and 1992 and campaigned for his son, George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, and she appeared at both Republican conventions. Derek has also appeared at public events with conservative Republican Congressman David Dreier of Southern California.

It is also rumored that Derek has dated White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten. When asked about the nature of their relationship on the April 30, 2006 edition of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Bolten identified Derek as a "friend" and as a "strong supporter of the President." According to Wallace, when President Bush heard of their rumored relationship Bush teased Bolten that together he and Derek were a "15".

Bo Derek has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by President George W. Bush...

A horse lover and riding enthusiast since childhoood, she is the owner of Iberian horses and is a National Spokesperson and Honorary Director of the National Horse Protection Coalition. On February 5, 2002, she published her autobiography entitled "Riding Lessons, Everything that matters in life I learned from horses."

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on May 17, 2007 at 12:16 PM


  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.