Posted by Amanda Chapel Wednesday, August 30, 2006
This just in to the news desk... apparently a group of activists posing as PR people have injected themselves into the Louisiana State Government. Posing as a staffer from the mega-PR firm Hill and Knowlton, a member of the activist group "The Yes Men" was able to book a fellow activist as a featured speaker at a major press event there.
The event featured Governor Kathleen Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin discussing rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Impersonating a representative from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the activist announced that local housing developments that are slated for demolition, would be rehabilitated instead. The activists contend that the condemned housing will be replaced with various housing out of financial reach to previous occupants.
This just in to the news desk from our affiliate Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Apparently, a very strong answer, to questions raised by celebrity blogger Steve Rubel, has come out of Hohhot, the capital of north China's Inner Mongolia region.
Rubel (pronounced Roo-belle), a senior vice president at Edelman, one of the largest PR firms in the world, is widely credited for having started the debate in the blogosphere as to "Who Should Speak?" on behalf of a company or organization. Rubel said, "Increasingly when big corporate news breaks the community doesn't want to just hear just from the CEO. They want to get the perspective of someone they trust even more, the corporate blogger."
On Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:41 AM, Ronn Torossian, President and CEO of 5WPR, emphatically promised that he was going to sue us. No real reason, he was just irritated by our teasing him about getting in bed with pornographer Joe Francis. Anyway, Ronn gave his obscenity-laced word that we'd see the complaint in 72 hours. It's now late by
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