Saturday, May 2, 2015
Does the Arizona Historical Society have any friends?
The March 24th blog post displayed an obviously false message distributed by the “Friends of the Arizona Historical Society”? The content of the message was completely debunked by both the March 29th and April 10th posts. A copy of the rebuttal was sent to the address shown in the message from the “Friends of the Arizona Historical Society”; 101 North 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. The envelope was returned with the following hand written note: “return to sender, not at this address”.
It happens that the AHS lobbying firm, R&R Partners, occupied the 19th floor of 101 North 1st Avenue until December of 2014. Then they moved to their current address to 121 East Buchanan. Does this mean that AHS lobbyists sent a fake message from an old, abandoned office on North 1st Street?
Is there a real organization called the Friends of the Arizona Historical Society?
Or, are the only “friends” of the AHS has ones it has to buy (i.e. lobbyists)?
R&R Partners is a Los Vegas based advertising, marketing, public affairs, and public relations firm with major clients. Why is it involved with a minor, functionally challenged client like the AHS?
Is the AHS paying R&R Partners to rewrite history?