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Forum Post: Does Occupy need help in PR?

Posted 2 years ago on May 5, 2012, 2:49 a.m. EST by Endgame (535)
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After seeing that horrible "Occupy spokesman" represent Occupy in the worst way possible on Faux News' Hannity. And when a the few Anarchists nutjobs (that do not actually represent what our movement stands for in any way) force themselves into the protests and taint the whole movement's message especially since there is not enough structure in the movement to have the proper people immediately weed these guys out; I think Occupy needs serious help in the public relations department.

The movement needs more structure. And I don't mean structure in the traditional sense like an army. No need for generals or officers or anything like that. Why not have Occupiers vote on the best articulate and passionate Occupy Spokespeople to be on tv. Then when the media wants to interview Occupy in a format like with the Hannity nonsense, they are directed to a portion of the Occupy movement where a spokesperson is selected by Occupy. And if it is found out that a show like Hannity on Faux News didn't even go through the proper channels to get a REAL Occupy representative then it would all completely backfire on him.

The Occupy movement originated out of creativity so I don't see why we can't tackle fixing our structure and PR in unconventional and creative ways. Having structure doesn't mean you have to have structure in the traditional sense.

We need to have enough respect for the movement to not let its name get dragged in the dirt without proper rebuttal. Occupy needs to realize that PR is an important part of the movement. If you have no say in that you give that power away to others to destroy it.

What do you guys think? Does the movement need to improve its PR and if yes what are some of your suggestions?.