Unsolicited Advice for Occupy Wall Street Activists: Dress Preppy
Tomorrow afternoon, there will be a rally in Portland, Maine to protest the growing gap between the rich and everyone else. Modeled after the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, which has been active for almost two weeks now in New York City, the "Occupy Maine" event is Saturday at noon in Monument Square.
A 35-year old ally started a long thread on Reddit by arguing that the activists are not being taken seriously because they look like hippies. For the movement to become mainstream, he believes they need to play the media game better. And that includes finding some respectable looking spokespeople who dress like young professionals who are just getting off work. Here's his "key to victory":
Do you think the way the messenger is as important as the message? Maine activists, share your thoughts below.ShareThis