Roch Smith jr called it public relations bullshit. Well, not in so many words but you'll get his drift.
Today our Dear Mayor is in Nashville, Tennissee at an event called CEOs for Cities where branding cities is one of the things they teach. From Page 21 of Branding Your City by CEOs for Cities:
"Credibility Is Key
Advertising Greensboro as a great place for aviation on a local television station in Greensboro will never bring more aviation jobs to Greensboro. Remember: these TV commercials aren't running nation wide, they're only airing in the Greensboro market and only on WFMY 2. Our entire City Council knows that to be true. Aviation executives at Boeing in Seattle, Washington are not watching Julie Luck and Frank Mickens on their televisions.
These payments can only be payments to WFMY to show the Greensboro City Council in a good light when they "report" the news.
As CEOs for Cities says, "Credibility Is Key" and this time the Greensboro City Council and Gannett Broadcasting have lost their credibility over a mere $35,000 a year.