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PR Fail: Two Million Reasons Why Candy Does Not Make You Fat | Flack Me

PR Fail: Two Million Reasons Why Candy Does Not Make You Fat | Flack Me | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

... There's something more current, like the GOP hiring a PR strategist to educate America that it is not the "stupid party." Perhaps you remember the infamous case study of "Big Tobacco" hiring top-dog lobbyists to tell Congress that smoking doesn't kill people...stupid people jonesin' for a cigarette kill themselves.

 

And now there's this, brought to us by the National Confectioners' Association. This is the proud D.C.-based organization that is breaking open its big piggy bank to the tune of $2 million (put your pinky up to your mouth when you say that) to tell D.C. — wait for it — that candy doesn't make you fat. ...

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Let the BS begin with this ill-conceived public affairs program. 

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Sunlight Foundation follows lobbyist tweets - Dave Levinthal

Sunlight Foundation follows lobbyist tweets - Dave Levinthal | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
The Sunlight Foundation compiles list of active lobbyists on Twitter.

 

Be wary, tweeting lobbyists: You’re being monitored.

 

The nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation is today launching a tool designed to track the personal Twitter activity — be it musings about the Kardashians or latest meeting with a congressmen — of Washington’s influence class.

 

Initially, 235 lobbyists appear on the Sunlight Foundation’s list, which its posting on its Twitter handle, @SunFoundation. While these lobbyist Twitter accounts have always been public, the new list makes it easier for the public to monitor all the accounts at once, the Sunlight Foundation’s Gabriela Schneider said....

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