T. Boone Pickens won Quinn & Gillespie’s (QGA) Flak Jacket award for Best Spokesman last night in their new Industry category.
Pickens followed up his $50 million ad buy to promote his wind/solar/natural gas energy plan with a slew of TV interviews prior to the Presidental election.
The other flaks / flacks honored were:
Republican, Presidential Campaign: Ken Spain, National Republican Congressional Committee
Democrat, Presidential Campaign: Jennifer Crider, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Republican, Capitol Hill Press Secretary: Don Stewart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Democrat, Capitol Hill Press Secretary: Brendan Daly, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
According to QGA Chairman Jack Quinn, “This year we have seen superb communicators not only on Capitol Hill, but in the business sector as well. Our newest Flak Award category honors industry communication leaders and, as our judges agreed, T. Boone Pickens has been at the forefront, fighting in the trenches to redefine the energy debate in the US. We honor Mr. Pickens, and all of the award winners, for their ability to effectively work with the media.”