I'm afraid Jim certainly is a SOCIETY MAN. I was actually disappointed to learn that he was in Public Affairs.
Public Affairs is as good as being Public Relations at the Borg. In most corporations there's a difference: Public Affairs deals with community relations -- corporate charity, local governmental relations; Public Relations deals with promoting your corporation by announcing new products, changes in personnel, basically telling the world at large anything YOU want the community to know about. It is also the arm of the corporation that does damage control when the corporation is sued or vilified in some way -- minor or major. (If minor, PR might enlist the help of PA to smooth things over.)
Public Affairs at the Watchtower is almost uniquely Public Relations damage control. And I'm not surprised that Jim Pellechia and J.R. Brown were taken from the Writing Dept. to work in Public Affairs. Spin doctors need to be good writers!!! The better to convince the public that their claims of benevolence are true.
Public Affairs at the Watchtower is almost uniquely Public Relations damage control. And I'm not surprised that Jim Pellechia and J.R. Brown were taken from the Writing Dept. to work in Public Affairs. Spin doctors need to be good writers!!! The better to convince the public that their claims of benevolence are true
they are in my view 2 of the best- both are well spoken and love the attention
**wattter used to have a BAND that played alot of jw weddings his wife used to sing but they got dogged so he canned the little band how sad**
If this was during the period of 1987 - 1990, it could have MY band - "Brother To Brother". Made up of all Bethelites: Alan Galina on keyboards & vocals; Matthew Bippus on lead guitar & vocals; Joel Gunz on drums (later replaced by Virgil --?--); Don Ladwig on bass; me (Joel Sidoti, at the time) on sax & vocals. Of course, we played only JW weddings - and it's true we got dogged, BIG time. We got dogged by elders who attended these wedding receptions, and didn't care for amplified music of any type - especially that evil "rock & roll"! I know Wishchuck had a hard-on for us, as well as some other guy whose name I can't recall right now. But HE was a real prick to us, 'cause we rehearsed in one of the storage facilities that he happened to take a short-cut through on his way to and from 25 Columbia Heights. Thought that the "amplification" was a little too loud. We rehearsed from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Not unreasonable hours, plus - we were in a warehouse building, made of brick with concrete slab floors - 2 floors underground!
Anyway, if your reference was to Randy Watters, it was slightly before my time, and therfore, a different band. Later...