#occupywallst PR Genius

We spend millions of dollars and corral global teams based on extensive market research backed by world class resources and we can’t produce the great media and visuals and media grabbing messages coming out of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

http://occupywallst.org/- they have an agenda generated on Google calendar | They have a full line up of entertainment. See NY Daily News story: Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli knew it was hip to hop fence and join Occupy Wall Street activists | Check out the Occupy Wall Street Journal funded on Kick Starter: issue #2 and the Spanish language edition out. now They now have their own media company, Occupy Wall Street Media. They have Rush Limbaugh and Eric Cantor bloviating like Spiro Agnew from the early 70′s so they must be doing something right. Occupy Wall Street is morphing into Occupy New York, and judging the support in cities like Seattle, soon to be Occupy the U.S. This is a media-savvy generation that has all the tools of major media at their disposal, with none of the constraints or fears. Leader-less, with no central demands, it’s a crowd sourced revolution that taps at the roots of our revolutionary democracy. Anger begats action and action brings change. It’s bottom up, not top down. The revolution will not be televised but it will be live streamed. #ows. Tweet, tweet.

Sign Language from socially_awkwrd on Vimeo.

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

Lost Cat Spells PR Nightmare for AA

Jack the CatJack the Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK Facebook page has nearly 1,400 fans, with comments piling up by the minute. The page is mentioned in news stories around the country, via print and broadcast. Jack the Cat was lost by American Airlines during the Irene hurricane craziness and the owners weren’t satisfied with the airlines response. So they took to social media and this heartbreaking pet story has gone viral.

The comments are interesting. No matter what atrocities are happening in the world – mass murder, genocide, disease, famine – a sad pet story will bring people to their knees. Many people in all corners of the nation are praying for the safe return of Jack and AA is being bombarded by Facebook comments, Tweets, emails, calls.

This is worse, PR-wise, than a plane crash. Many people, and I am one of them, suffer deeper hurt from animal abuse than human abuse. It’s a strange phenomenon. This episode will cost AA millions in lost revenue and a damaged reputation. They should spare no expense, and use every possible resource to find that cat. If they find Jack, and put safeguards in place so it never happens again, there might be a sliver of redemption for the airline.


Watch us get deeper into debt, tick by tick by tick … http://usdebtclock.org


Mercenary PR & The Photo Op

Never underestimate the power of the photo-op.

Seif al-Islam, Gadhafi's sonSeif al-Islam, Gadhafi’s son, looks like somebody you might run into around Tompkins Square Park (the scene of epic battles in its own right). He’s much better dressed than the rebels. He looks like he shops at Banana Republic. He is intoxicated by the attention, one last taunt before he retreats to the compound for the ‘Scarface’ finale (say hello to my little friend) when you go out guns ‘ablazin’. He is also deluded and crazed, like his father. What is unfolding now reminds me of the Branch Davidians, hunkered down against all odds, or Hitler in the bunker, exhorting others to die for a lost cause while you plot your suicide. The Arab spring turns to the Arab fall and the drama continues. Libya is a brief glance away from Syria, which is heading for its own nasty showdown.  The videos coming from Syria have been too gruesome to watch.

CNN's Matthew Chance Twitter

Where is Qaddafi? Does He Still Need PR?

where is moammar? According to NYTimes story, Mystery of Qaddafi’s Whereabouts Looms Large in Conflict’s Endgame

Colonel Qaddafi’s last public appearance was on June 12, when he was photographed playing chess in Tripoli with the visiting president of the World Chess Federation, Kirsan N. Ilyumzhinov, an equally eccentric if less powerful personality from Russia who claims to communicate with aliens from outer space.

I should have known the end was near for the wacko dictator when word got out that he was looking to hire a NY PR firm. See: Moammar Gadhafi is looking to hire a New York public-relations firm to improve his image.

“Libya has been under an unjustified media and PR attack which led to NATO’s military involvement.” – Ali Darwish of the Libyan Ministry of Information.

There, it’s all been just a PR problem.