dr dre beats headphones reviews zone Harrisburg now has a GoFundMe page
War ravaged Harrisburg now has a GoFundMe page dedicated to aid those embedded in the war zone make it through another day.
No seriously. There really is a GoFundMe page (although the capital city is not war torn.)
The levity launched by a Harrisburg based marketing firm comes in the wake of the now famous remark made by Donald Trump shortly after his visit last week to the Harrisburg region.
Donald Trump campaigns at Cumberland Valley High School on Monday. Some time later, he remarked that Harrisburg looked like a war zone (from the air). Daniel Zampogna, PennLive Daniel Zampogna, Pennlive
The GOP presidential candidate commented that the city “looked like a war zone where you (once had) these massive plants.” Trump was referring to the aerial view he had from his private jet on Monday as he flew into Harrisburg International Airport.
Dozens of community and business leaders have decried Trump’s description of the Capital City.
Pavone, a marketing and public relations firm in downtown Harrisburg, launched the GoFundMe effort with a bit of light heartedness.
“A lot of it is tongue in cheek,
” said David Shoffner, a senior public relations strategist with Pavone. “We are proud of our city, as most people who live here and have businesses here are. When something like this comes up, we take it with a grain of salt but we decided to have fun. It’s what we do as a marketing firm.”
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Inkeeping with the creative agency’s strategies, Pavone’s marketing campaign plays on the theme invoked by Trump.
Reads the synopsis on the GoFundMe page: “The scars of hardcore military conflict are everywhere. For example,
Pavone employees have to drive at least 10 minutes for good Thai food. There have only been two new craft breweries to open in Harrisburg this summer. And Harrisburg still lacks an Urban Outfitters.”