Of Tea Parties and Muddled Messaging
But here’s the problem; what were they doing? In PR, we counsel clients to have consistent messages that leave no doubt who you are and what you stand for. Were the tea parties:
- Libertarian tax protests?
- Conservative protests against Obama?
- A stand against pork-barrel spending and government waste?
- An anti-gay marriage event?
- FOX News sponsored GOP pom-pom waving?
Depending on what you believed, the event was either a success or was muddled by a lack of central messaging.
If you fail to define yourself- or worse, define yourself badly- then others will gladly fill the void.
Were the tea parties a success? Can anyone tell?
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