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Shale drilling advertisements seeking to win hearts, minds

By Bob Downing Published: July 1, 2013

From Bricker & Eckler's Ohio shale blog:

A recent article in The Vindicator explores the prevalence of commercial ads touting the benefits of Ohio's shale boom.

Such ads commonly emerge during public relations blitzes associated with elections, or following industry-related disasters, but shale-related ads are common now independent of these factors.

Some maintain that the constant advertisements serve as a reminder of how divisive the shale issue is, and that the industry itself has "done foolish things that have increased resistance to it."

Others say the ultimate goal is "most likely aimed at curbing restrictive legislation in statehouses across the country," effectively blurring the line "between promotion and propaganda," the article said.

Click  here  to read the full Vindicator story by reporter Jamison Cocklin.



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