The OWS roadshow came to my hometown of Northampton. The NYTimes covered their visit. Still unfocused. I stand by my original criticisms that OWS needs 1) a spokesperson and 2) run candidates for office.
There’s a debate to be had about all this. OWS has essentially been trying to do wide-scale “anti-PR” for months, which makes sense considering it was spearheaded by an organization (Adbusters) that actively scorns a traditional approach to advertising and PR. My own opinion is that you can’t just assume taking an adversarial approach to traditional PR is a smart PR move on its own. But on the other hand, they’ve done anti-PR just long enough at this point that they can say it’s won them some success, possibly enough to feel that they don’t need to go with Plan B. But in case they change their minds, Jesse LaGreca certainly seems like a good choice. — Ernie @ SFB