Shelbyville, TN – The Celebration put out a news release today saying Purple Strategies, the firm that BP oil conglomerate hired to put the best face possible with the Disaster in the Gulf, has been retained by “The Lickers” to work again with the Celebration this year.
TWHNC TAKES ACTION PRIOR TO CELEBRATING 75TH ANNIVERSARY
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) held a board of directors’ meeting on July 18, 2013. The Celebration is preparing to celebrate its 75th Anniversary World Championship show on August 21-31, 2013.
Purple Strategies will again be working with The Celebration during the months of August and September. The Celebration, with the assistance and direction of Purple Strategies, had one of the most successful public relations campaigns in history at the 2012 Celebration.
Get out your hip boots and waders. Things are going to get real deep real quick with the propaganda about to be churned out by the Washington, DC based Purple Strategies. Purple is one of the best in the business and like with the BP Oil Spill, it will have its work cut out for it. Last year, Purple set up press conferences with children, and all sorts of demonstrations of how good a job that SHOW HIO had done in cleaning up the soring. Of course, the Celebration SHOW HIO is in debt by about $550,000.00 and sued the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in June 2012 in Texas Federal court to stop the federal regulations which create mandatory penalties. These penalties were put in place to do, what else, stop soring. Go figure. What’s up is down, and what’s down is up in the Land of Lickerville, or so it seems.
I predict a public relations spin job saying how much outside interests are hurting the economy of the State of Tennessee by trying to focus attention on the Tennessee Walking Horse and the institutionalized soring that has been prevalent in the “Big Lick” racket centered in Shelbyville, TN. Purple is definitely going to try and put the white hats on the Lickers.