infamous Carlyle Group) titles: “Large Group of Happy People Standing Together.” The photographer
said we had to be touchy-feely and look very, very happy. Or, we wouldn’t get paid.
We don’t actually come from all parts of BC; nor do we love your province, or even know anything
about it. We’re 23 people trying to make a buck from whoever licenses this photo. The same
picture can be used by insurance companies, toilet paper manufacturers or other advertisers
who want a group of mostly white folks pretending to be ordinary people.
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H/T – Georgia Straight’s Charlie Smith, Concerned Citizens for B.C. present a misleading image of themselves via @bobmackin
When the government changes in May, the boys at Wazuku, operatives behind the CCBC messaging, may find doors in Victoria firmly shut. That would disadvantage their “relationships and networks” (ie LOBBYING) business. However, this stock photo mistake, so easily revealed in the alternative press, suggests the business is on shaky ground anyway. Additionally, a fellow PR guy is suggesting that truth is a relative concept at Wazuku.
“Wazuku staffer Kirsten Avison confirmed the consulting company was running the campaign for CC4BC leader Jim Shepard, the former Canfor and Finning CEO and former advisor to Premier Christy Clark.
But last week senior Wazuku partner Steve Kukucha emailed 24 Hours, claiming that CC4BC wasn’t one of its projects.
‘CC4BC is simply renting office space from Wazuku. I’ve passed this on to Jim via email though…..I hope this clarifies things,’ Kukucha wrote me on Jan. 28.
“Yet a day after that, Avison sent out an email (see sidebar) to CC4BC supporters written by Shepard — obtained by 24 Hours and The Tyee — stating that:
‘In the days ahead, we will be airing some very direct, but factual ads that will bring the contrast between the NDP and free enterprise into even sharper focus.’ “
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