By Ted Becker
The Nominees: Barack Obama; BP; The U.S. Coast Guard; EPA; NOAA.
The Winner: BP
BP’s public relations campaign exceeded all expectations of tackiness. By spending more money on PR than in helping the victims of their felonious negligence, they have outdistanced their competitors by a wide margin. Here are a couple of their ads that exemplify their excellence at being so obvious: one to reassure us that BP is doing a great job on the Gulf restoration and the other to make you feel that your soul is invigorated when you drive into their spic and span petrol stations to pay outrageous prices for their gasoline. (more…)