Skip to comments.World's top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers
Posted on 08/04/2014 10:44:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Some of the worlds top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking a fundamental shift in the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the issue of global warming.
Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions as well as the extensive disinformation campaigns launched to block those initiatives.
Now a number of the top 25 global PR firms have told the Guardian they will not represent clients who deny man-made climate change, or take campaigns seeking to block regulations limiting carbon pollution. Companies include WPP, Waggener Edstrom (WE) Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, Text100, and Finn Partners.
We would not knowingly partner with a client who denies the existence of climate change, said Rhian Rotz, spokesman for WE.
Weber Shandwick would also not take any campaign to block regulations cutting carbon emissions or promoting renewable energy. We would not support a campaign that denies the existence and the threat posed by climate change, or efforts to obstruct regulations cutting greenhouse gas emissions and/or renewable energy standards, spokeswoman Michelle Selesky said. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
This is a great opportunity for some upstart company to become one of the world’s future top PR firms.
These people are losing, and once Mark Steyn finally gets Michael Mann under oath that will only accelerate.
I would bet that this is because the liberal pols threatened to go elsewhere.
This is a great opportunity for a PR man to start is own agency.
Exact;y what I was thinking... a great opportunity for an upstart to fill a very large niche. Just like Fox News did.
“F” them. This is why I will not use, purchase, contribute, listen to, watch, wear, eat or participate in many everyday things. And I am very happy and adapt at living my life.
Stupid stupid stupid! Climate change has always happened and always will as long as the Earth exists and has a temperature >0K
Exactly so. What the hell is wrong with these people?
What a giant step backwards for science... the same people who whine about how Copernicus, Pasteur, Columbus, etc were challenged in their lives!!
We would not knowingly partner with a client who denies the existence of a flat Earth
Portuguese Free Press (1492)
(The time that they refused to run an ad for Columbus)
We refuse to speak the truth despite what Science says.
"Science" at work.
Huge barriers exist unless you enjoy the sound of one hand clapping. PR firms wage campaigns in free media to change perceptions on issues, and nearly all media are on the AGW bandwagon. For instance the L.A. Times won't even publish letters to the editor that challenge Al Gore Warming.
If some wildly rich benefactor was willing to finance a paid commercial campaign it might make some inroads. But the giant main stream media, greedy though they are, would likely refuse to print/air such advertising. Fox would air commercials like that but it reaches viewers who generally don't need convincing -- one hand clapping.
Anyone want to wager if Republicans take the senate this will change? All I know is if I was elected Preisent in 2016, I would make it very very expensive for PR firms to operate, to a point where they would have to shut their doors.
Then again, my plan would be to force every newspaper company to close their doors due to the killing of trees which suck up CO2. Of course there would be waivers to the Washington Times and other newspapers who are fair and balanced.(shhhhhhh)
We have determined,
This is all about PR.
Duly noted, sir...
I wonder if these PR companies are somehow connected to the Nazi spin machine that said there are no gas chambers.
They are in league with Government Supremacists and are clearly the children of Goebbels
I didn’t know that “climate deniers” needed PR firms.
Nobody is denying the fact of climate change. Changes over time ever since the Earth was formed. Sometimes it is less benign than it is now, other times it is a world-wide paradise with warm temperatures and ice-free oceans everywhere.
However, the consensus about what constitutes an “ideal” climate has still not been defined. Is it “warm everywhere”, is it “cold everywhere”, and what defines “warm” or “cold”?
And that is only the first part of the controversy, determining what the “right” climate should be. The other part, is what CAUSES climate to change? Some rather energetic types have claimed on the basis of some computer model that may or may not have been properly programmed, that activities of humanity constitute the one and sole source of any changes that cause global climate change/warming/cooling. And yet, this claim is backed up with nothing more than some vague assertion based on shaky “science” that has never been demonstrated to be reproduced in any laboratory in the world.
Good points, I agree — to a point. I was going to mention the AGW bias in the MSM — which has meant an easy ride for any PR firms on the AGW side. The real challenge has been getting the “denier’s* side out.
Fortunately, the MSM are no longer the only open communications channel. If they won’t carry the message, there are alternatives, such as the “blogosphere”. But, you’re right — it won’t be easy.
Still, this is an opportunity for upstarts.
Re: “Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions as well as the extensive disinformation campaigns launched to block those initiatives.”
I read the whole, rather long, article.
Only one “denier” PR firm is discussed.
That firm works for the American Petroleum Institute, but no examples of “disinformation” are provided.
All the other PR firms in the article are avid supporters of global warming “science,” carbon taxes, alternate energy projects, and stricter environmental laws.
“The Guardian” has no understanding of - or interest in - the fact that 99% of “deniers” get ALL their information from independently funded Conservative websites.
PR firms funded by oil companies have no impact at all on the “Denier vs. Warming” debate.
Not almost, it IS a religious cult.
So if Christian bakers can be forced to bake a cake for a gay wedding, I would think that PR firms can be forced to accept “climate change deniers” as clients.
Traitors and Nazi sympathizers. ..
An opportunity for a PR firm who isn’t intimidated by frozen faced Cultural Marxists trying to silence opposition to their nonsense extortion gigs.
Exactly. But they want us to believe it is all the fault of evil mankind.
My thoughts exactly and why liberals hate the free market. It just doesn’t tolerate bad ideas.
I call “discrimination”.
If you don’t yell “Burn the witch!” loudly enough, the mob might think you are one.
any PR company that takes up the AGW clients will be put out of business by the left
Fascist corporations have made their Leftard allegiance known.