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Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns

From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:19:24 +0100
Archived: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:04:46 -0400
Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns


>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:33:17 +0200 (CEST)
>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.

 <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!

Nick I did explain my thinking over this point in that post in
the piece snipped out.

So here it is again:

"Any fair-minded reader would simply see this quote as you
giving a blatant plug to a video game, certainly, but something
you example - in your very own words - "to acclimatise people to
the reality of ET life - and in particular that they might be
hostile."

>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.

I wasn't 'fooled by this' but many people who see you as some
kind of UFO authority, were taken in.

On their behalf, thank you for the apology.

Now how about an apology also for using your Sony contract to
put out alarmist Olympic rubbish which blurs fact with fantasy
thus making public acceptance of serious UFO research even more
difficult than it is already?


Dave Haith



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