From: Nick Pope <nick.nul> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:33:17 +0200 (CEST) Archived: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:28:32 -0400 Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns >From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 22:40:09 +0100 >Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns >>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:47:09 +0200 (CEST) >>Subject: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns [was:Nick Pope's Credibility Blown] >>>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> >>>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul> >>>Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:24:19 +0100 >>>Subject: Nick Pope's Credibility Blown >>>Remember all that hype from Nick Pope about an alien invasion at >>>the Olympics? <snip> >>As part of the marketing campaign for the launch of the alien >>invasion-themed Sony PlayStation game Resistance: Burning Skies >>I was commissioned to draw up a war plan detailing how the UK >>government might respond to a real-life alien invasion. The >>document (and a clear explanation of the circumstances that led >>to its creation) can be read at the following link, third story >>down: >>http://www.nickpope.net/latest-news.htm >>Various media outlets ran stories based on this, but to the best >>of my knowledge all of them contained a phrase such as to mark >>the forthcoming release of the Sony PlayStation game Resistance: >>Burning Skies, Sony has teamed up with former Ministry of >>Defence UFO investigator Nick Pope to produce. >>It seems that despite the blatant product plug, a few people >>didn't spot that this was a marketing campaign. >Nick, I don't have time or inclination to check all the web >mentions of this story. Enough said. <snip> >Most of the reports do seem to stem from this big story in the >UK Daily Mail here: >http://tinyurl.com/blvcpph <snip> In relation to this article, not only was the product plug slap- bang in the middle of the story, but in addition, one of the images used to illustrate the feature was a graphic from the computer game! In such circumstances I find it difficult to believe that anyone could seriously have thought the mainstream media was reporting an imminent alien invasion. But if you (or anyone else) were fooled by this, then I apologise. Best wishes, Nick Pope http://www.nickpope.net Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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