PR

Tips from a Marketing, Advertising, and PR Professional for 9/11 Truth Activists

Report from a Grassroots Development Conference Call by 911Truth.org Thursday, April 24, 2008.
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Expert on the call was Mr. Tom Monahan one of the nation’s top advertising gurus.

Here is a partial bio:

"Tom Monahan has trained over 200,000 people in the US, as well as in Canada, Europe and Asia in creativity and advertising. His company, Before & After, serves major global companies such as HP, Frito-Lay, AOL, Virgin Atlantic and Dunkin Donuts, as well as many other companies large and small, plus numerous professional organizations and educational institutions internationally.

During his former career as one of the top creative directors in advertising, Tom was a founder of Leonard/Monahan, an agency that served major marketers, was one of the most highly awarded ad agencies in America and was a launching pad for many of today's top advertising talents. Tom was featured in The Wall Street Journal's creative leaders series.

Edward Bernays, American PR Terrorist

Edward Bernays and the Assassination of Democracy

In 2002, Adam Curtis and the BBC released a four-part series called "The Century of the Self."

The series tracks how American elites have aggressively used the modern behavioral sciences to persuade, coerce and manipulate the American public into accepting the corporate-government world's version of events as their own.

This seven-minute video which I call "The Assassin of Democracy" focuses on one of the most skillful and amoral expert of all the experts in mass manipulation, Edward Bernays. Bernays got his first taste of the power of propaganda during World War I. He advised US presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Einsehower and served numerous corporations and business associations. One of his biggest fans was Hitler's propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, a fact about which Bernays bragged proudly.

Easter Bunnies for Truth?

It popped into my head that someone was doing something (around here) with a bunny costume. And it hit me:

Trtuh Santa -- tape a candy cane to dvds and pass them out to everyone (Christmas season).

You can co-opt other characters from the dominant culture like Uncle Sam on the fourth of July, etc.

It's for the brave and the weird.

I was inspired by the contest winner videos just posted. They are going the extra mile. People should put banners on overpasses and send the photos into a central web site to make a collection. They can compete for the best messages and banner concepts.

Is THAT our best punch?

((Disclaimer: This little rant is not to offend anyone. Almost anyone here has done more than me to bring forth the truth, I guess. Yet sometimes the view of an "outsider" is useful to have a look where a "specialized community" is heading to - and when it misses a point. And thats what we currently do, in my humble opinion.))

There is an official petition and complaint being made to the BBC on behalf of their recently uncovered WTC7 "cock-up" and the funny attempts to bury it - and we manage to get about 400 votes in two days, about 15% of which are dupes and fakes.

On digg.com, the story has a stunning 35 (thirty-five) diggs right now.

This is embarrassing, to put it mildly. How many truth-seekers are out there?
We are not really that hand-full of lunatic lonely moonbats the PNAC-hitmen keep calling us, are we?!

Bad publicity is good publicity or: How to make the best of hit pieces

I haven't looked at the South Park episode dealing with 9/11. However, this 911blogger website's traffic statistics seem to suggest that it served huuuuuuuuuugely to direct curious people to look up for "truther" sites. I wonder how many hits 911truth.org did get as a result (after all, one character was wearing a T-shirt with their address on it, and 911blogger.com did only reap the "side effect")?

Second, I've come across an interesting an interesting article at www.opednews.com ("Analyzing South Park's 9/11 Show"). It's really worth a read:

'One thing I've found over the last few years is that media will often write a "9/11 hit piece" and then weave within it many links and information that gets the reader curious about the fact that the official story doesn't really make sense, when you look at it. This harkens back to the old KGB run Soviet Union, where journalists would "hide" facts within stories, and the Soviet people were savvy enough to get the "real" message.

A few months after 9/11 a Canadian newspaper writer did just this, writing what looked like a 9/11 hit piece, but working major disturbing facts in it, and then giving my email address findtruth40@hotmail.com for those wanting more information. When I called him, he apologized for the hit piece quality, but said that's the only way he could get the facts to the public, past his editor. The result was amazing. I got hundreds of emails from angry Canadians who believed that 9/11 was an inside job, and who'd read past the Trojan horse hit piece aspect and saw the facts within the article.'