Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 25, 2012, 9:57 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Greetings from the Occupy Wall Street Public Relations Working Group, sometimes called the OWS Press Team, which goes back to the earliest days of the Occupation in New York City. Many of you may have met us at the Press Table in Liberty Square and many more of you media-makers have continued to reach out and tell the stories of the 99%.
<p> Yesterday a press release went around that gave many the impression that Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is represented by a public relations firm. There are many talented people who are part of the OWS Press Team and the press relations endeavor, including PR professionals, but we are NOT and never will be represented by private PR firms or agents.
<p> The subject of the press release, a response to the President’s State of the Union address, was not an OWS endeavor but an ad-hoc project of some occupiers from different states.
<p> The OWS Press Team is ready, willing and able to respond to queries from media outlets. Have a question (i.e. "What is this press release all about? Did it come from you all?")? Drop us a line at Press [at] occupywallst.org or call us at 347-292-1444. Our press releases are always sent from that address and have that email and phone number as a main point of contact.
<p> Thanks for listening! Onward!
OWS Press Team