Washington PR not hiding toxic assets – grass roots public relations


Some say the country’s #1 toxic asset is not held by banks – it’s Congress! For decades, Americans have blissfully swallowed government PR spin. Now, there is a revolt under way, courtesy of Internet news and grass roots public relations.

An early (200 year old) guerilla PR campaign protesting “taxation without representation” is heating up again. Boston Tea Party look-alikes are springing up around the country.  Americans are blowing right through government rhetoric with a vote of no confidence. The Internet empowers citizens as never before to speak out and expose bad behavior by elected officials.

Here are some examples:




Are you in favor of term limits to better control government? Can Congress be forced into voting for term limits?

About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.

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