21 Feb '15, 2am

Four Years After Greenpeace Sting: PR Firm Dumps Oil Lobbyists

Four Years After Greenpeace Sting: PR Firm Dumps Oil Lobbyists

Crossposted from PolluterWatch . Perhaps you heard the good news - the world's largest public relations firm, Edelman, just spun off an advertising subsidiary so that it could show a commitment to not aiding the denial of climate change science. The Guardian explains how API 's contracts with Edelman were so massive–tens of millions of dollars–that it was up to 10% of the PR giant's income. For years, Edelman has managed multi-million dollar contracts with the American Petroleum Institute (API ), using its Blue Advertising subsidiary to help API run commercials selling fantasies to people: that oil and gas are our only viable, plentiful, “AMERICAN ” sources of energy. In the saga that led Edelman to dump the lobbyists at API , Greenpeace had a small role to play: we infiltrated a commercial shoot, run by Edelman's Blue advertising arm for API . The commercials were to be c...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/02/20/four-years-after-gre...

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