The Agency: April Fools’ Day 2016

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Netflix presents The Agency, an original series documenting the intense drama of working at the public relations and social media agency, Slice Communications. This edge-of-your-seat series takes place in the Slice office in the historic Bourse Building in Old City Philadelphia. Each episode chronicles the intense, high-pressure work atmosphere of a growing agency in one of the country’s top markets. Nothing is off limits as the cameras follow the sizzling action of client meetings, networking events and blog writing. The series premieres on May 1, 2016.

In the premiere episode, viewers meet Nick “The Intern” Ricci, who is struggling with the stigma of having previously been an intern at the company. As he works to establish himself as a member of the fast-paced business development team, Nick learns the hard lessons of full-time employment. Whether or not he can shed the disparaging moniker depends on whether he can find the strength to address his past and finally move forward towards his future.  

Viewers will also meet account manager Darby Rowe, whose struggle with hunger throughout the day is unpredictable and regularly results in spouts of hanger threatening everyone in the office. Katie Barnes, another account manager, is confronted for her addiction to Big Ass Slices’ buffalo chicken pizza in an emotional intervention. And operations supervisor Johanna Doble must face a water cooler that will not stop beeping, throwing the office into insanity. Throughout the season the pressure of reality TV gets to account supervisor, Anthony Stipa, as he rebels in the series climax leaving the rest of the staff unsure of what will happen to the agency.

“It’s such an honor to be asked to join the family of Netflix Original Series along with House of Cards, Grace and Frankie and Making a Murderer,” said Cassandra Bailey, CEO of Slice Communications. “People might think that a series about a social media and public relations firm is a joke, but I would tell them the way the directing team approached this project is serious business. An Emmy isn’t out of the question.”

Other cast members include: Tyler Cameron, PR account manager who is friendly enough; Jullieanne Cueto, “the newbie;” Michael D’Antonio, hot-shot SM account supervisor who worked at a big national agency; Kelley Galloway, foodie social media account manager and blogger; Jenni Glenn, Murphy’s Law extraordinaire; Alisa Gross, standing desk connoisseur; Scott Kessler, soccer fan and commentator; Victoria Lee, resident wine enthusiast; Brian McDonnell, business development visionary and budding executive producer; Jessica Rutkowski, “the other newbie;” and Renee Stanzione, the ringmaster.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 75 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Slice Communications

Slice Communications is a fast-paced, progressive public relations and social media agency that believes in the power of relevant, insightful and actionable content. Recipient of the “Professional Services Excellence of the Year” award in the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Excellence Awards, Slice understands that marketing is a core function of any business, and operates as a true, fully integrated communications partner for its diverse array of clients. With a smart, targeted and well-thought-out approach – and energy and attention to detail – Slice provides strategic communications that have a significant return on investment for clients in a variety of industries such as nonprofit, biotech, technology, e-commerce, architecture/design, consumer products, healthcare, finance/investment and more.

Visit www.SliceCommunications.com for case studies, blogs, and webinars and to learn more about Slice’s team of communications professionals.

The press release above is purely fictional for the enjoyment of April Fools Day and in no way indicates a real television show nor any business or working relationship between Slice Communications, LLC and Netflix. Netflix has no prior knowledge of the joke.  We thank them for their sense of humor.  

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