Tag: Burson-Marsteller

Flacking Cancer, Flacking Coal – The Public Relations Industry, Tobacco and Climate Change

by Dan Zegart, author of Civil Warriors I remember when it was tobacco that desperately needed an emergency public relations rescue, the way fossil fuels do now. There are certain kinds of companies you don’t

PR Industry Climate Change Survey

“I don’t believe we are obligated in any way to respond. There are only wrong answers for this guy.”   That was the first response we got to our survey email, accidentally copied back to us

Peabody Coal Campaign Uses Solar Supporter as Pitch Man

Huffington Post just rolled out an investigation, based on our research, revealing that the gentleman Peabody Coal and Burson Marsteller recruited as a spokesperson for their new Advanced Energy for Life campaign,  pitching coal, has a day job

CIC Briefing: Craig Idso Heartland Institute NIPCC Climate Denial

Background briefing, April 2014 Craig Idso: “Climate change is good for you” This week the Heartland Institute will release another chapter of its NIPCC, the “not the IPCC” document that will tell you the opposite

Peabody Coal & Burson-Marsteller Push “Clean Coal” Electricity to Save the Poor

Kate Sheppard at Huffington Post just posted a piece on our investigation of Peabody Coal’s new PR campaign. Here are some excerpts and additions from what we have learned so far about the Peabody campaign. World’s