Enron Mail

Subject:Re: new commercial
Date:Mon, 25 Sep 2000 03:21:00 -0700 (PDT)

Steve, Mark, Please note below and help me with a response. Joe
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09/25/2000 10:20 AM ---------------------------

Clayton Vernon @ ENRON
09/24/2000 10:29 PM

Subject: Re: new commercial

Mr. Sutton-

You are a professed champion for what Enron is about, so I would like to make
a comment regarding the new commercial for the weather products desks.

I think it is in extremely poor taste to have an effigy of a CEO shot in a
shooting gallery. I think most decent people would agree with me here.

What are we saying? What are we saying Enron is all about? Are we really a
dark and Orwellian ship?

There has been a lot of emphasis placed on becoming more sensitive, as a
society, to the issue of gun violence.

Enron comes off demonic in this commercial, much like Nike comes off as
satanic in their chainsaw commercial which NBC pulled.

Perhaps this is all a publicity stunt, where we have CNBC refuse to run the
ad and then generate an exponential increase in the publicity we receive.
That would be clever. If not, I would ask you to reconsider the decency of
the ad, and to ask the Executive Committee how a group of decnet people could
design such an ad.


Clayton Vernon