The Sixers' investigation into the strange Twitter accounts connected to Bryan Colangelo has reached the billboard stage.
What’s with the NBA community and billboards anyway?
At least one person is attempting to turn the ugly situation into a positive. And that person is a PR guy. Of course.
His name is Brian Hart and he runs Flackable, a public relations and digital marketing agency headquartered in Philadelphia. He claims to be a lifelong Sixers fan and his dig at Colangelo is clearly a ploy to get people to talk about his PR firm. Mission accomplished, I guess.
The friendly PR firm also wrote up a press release to make our jobs easier:
“The digital billboard display is visible to drivers going eastbound on I-76 near Passyunk Avenue, just two miles from the Wells Fargo Center. The display reads, ‘#WOODERGATE: That is NOT a normal collar. Move on, Sixers, find a new GM.’”
“Before launching this campaign, I posted a poll on Twitter asking fans if I should do it,” Hart said via his own press release. “The poll received 1,087 responses, with 96 percent agreeing I should run a billboard in an effort to push out Mr. Colangelo. That’s how strongly this city and fan base felt about sending a powerful message to the organization.”
Hopefully we’ll find out the fate of the investigation by Wednesday so all of this mess can be put behind us.
You can see an image of the billboards contents below.