Shawn Martini at the Colorado Farm Bureau learned the hard way that joking about natural disasters rarely ends well (see former Chicago Bears great Dan Hampton for another recent example). I have no idea what Shawn’s original Tweet was (it has since been deleted), but here is the string of apologies he has offered for it so far:
@RealPRMedia I see that now. My apologies.
@zarchasmpgmr @stevehirschhorn @HKoren @tweet_fail@pookla @wcwestfeldt @5280PRGal @hardcorps80204 My apologies. The joke was in poor taste.
@hardcorps80204 @milesbeyond @mackaymiller @tedrock et. al. My joke abt the #boulderfire was in very poor taste. My sincerest apologies.
@RealPRMedia Thank you for your understanding. I do apologize 4 the comment. Very poor taste on my part. My prayers R w/ everyone affected.
@thegoodhuman Very much agreed. Please accept my sincerest apologies.
Update: Here is Shawn’s original Tweet:
7000 ac. fire in Boulder. sure gonna take lots of Priuses &solar panels 2 make up4 that big ol’ carbon emission
It’s no beer pong, but the good folks at Schwartz Communications have released official “Press Release Buzzword Bingo” cards. I’ll link to the local press release that contains the most, so start scouring your competitors’ web sites for candidates and send them to me.
Among those hiring this week are Black Hills Corporation, the Colorado League of Charter Schools, Copper Mountain, LiveWell Colorado, Raytheon, Regis University, the Resource Center for Associations, the Water Research Foundation and the University of Oregon.