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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:42 PM
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SF Company Helped Repeal Maine's Same-Sex Marriage Law
Source: SFist

SF Appeal brings it to our attention that smarmy San Francisco-based (located on Maiden Lane, specifically) "independent integrated marketing communications company," Criswell and Associates, earned about $700K in the past couple of months producing anti-same-sex marriage ads for Stand For Marriage Maine with the help of SF production company Coyote Films.

Apparently, instead of creating TV spots in Maine with real people, like their pro-gay marriage counterparts did, they had been flying actors out to California, who were given scripts spouting the same false propaganda that the Prop 8 people did -- that if gay marriage were made legal, kids would be taught about homosexuality in schools. They also bought up ads on pro-gay marriage sites via Google AdSense, like the Prop 8 people did.

The folks at Criswell and Associates have failed to respond to SF Appeal's numerous phone calls, so if anyone out there has any questions for them, feel free to reach out.

Contact info redacted

Read more: http://sfist.com/2009/11/04/sf_company_helped_repeal_ma...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:54 PM
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1. Now there's a business that needs boycotting.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:29 PM
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8. I shall shop for my integrated marketing communications elsewhere. nt
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:43 PM
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9. Absolutely. Find some other company to do the PR for photos of things on your desk.
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:55 PM
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2. If they're worth their salt
they also have lots and lots of data on the population in Maine, from which they can deliver ads that appeal to specific personality types. They would definitely run lots of numbers... popularity is a hard science and it ain't just for selling cold tablets anymore.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:57 PM
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3. Redacted?
Not so much anymore:

Criswell Associates
Second Floor
58 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 398-2220
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:02 PM
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4. + 10,000
:)
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:11 PM
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5. email: info@criswellassociates.com
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:15 PM
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6. I noticed their site ---
was "under construction". Methinks they have been getting hammered and wanted a time-out.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:28 PM
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7. Yep.
Here's more info that & Bill Criswell's personal email.

http://www.tips-q.com/1523980-bill-criswells-willing-ac...

billcris@pacbell.net
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