A cottage industry has risen from the ashes of Eliot Spitzer’s career and, well, life. Echoing Jay-Z’s words, Client 9 “is no businessman…he’s a business, man.”
Ok, maybe not an industry in the traditional sense. But certain opportunists companies are at least looking to make a quick buck on the former “Wall Street Sheriff’s” woes. It didn’t take long for Virgin Mobile Canada and Sirius Satellite Radio to add their takes on Client 9, Spitzer’s infamous court document alias.
“When you call us we’ll treat you like a person, not a client. Whether you’re #9 or #900, you’ll get hooked up with somebody who’ll finally treat you just how you want to be treated,” Virgin Mobile Canada promised.
Sirius Satellite Radio went a step further by creating and promoting a weekend of programming billed as “Client 9 Radio.”
“Client 9 Radio will serve as a forum for this national conversation,” Sirius announced on Friday. “Client 9 Radio will explore every side of the story: from the political to the psychological to the medical and beyond.”