Hey ho — big news!
The L. Ron Hubbard Public Relations Officer (wonder if any other dead people have a public relations officer?) got an award and they are spreading the good word!
I looked up this organization and this award. Gotta say, for the ONLY workable “PR technology,” this doesn’t seem like much of a recognition. But it is the only one they’ve EVER gotten.
Some notable points:
One, the award bestowers apparently only looked at the stuff scientology sent them — a resume that includes a LOT of generalities (“international VIPs” and “high profile professionals” along with “important town events” and “bringing communities together”) and some outright lies, including this one: “personally distributed 100,000 copies of their Staying Well booklets.” The listing of things isn’t even impressive for someone who has 34 years of work to summarize into highlights…
But second, they seem not to care that scientology’s public relations image is absolutely rot-gut. Worst it has ever been. Same with Hubbard. There isn’t a day that goes by without “entheta” about the abuses in scientology or the lies of Hubbard. How can they present their endorsement of a PR Officer whose client has absolutely atrocious PR?
The answer is found on their website: this organization presents dozens of these same awards — mostly to people in Slovakia and surrounding areas. Seems they will give the award to anyone anywhere who is interested enough to provide them with some information. Where are the UK recognitions? How does someone from the UK even get on their radar?
The award Liz should be receiving is a paper plate inscribed with the following: For 34 years of dedicated service representing a dead man, guiding the steady decline of his reputation.