The National Organization for Marriage's (NOM's) $1.5 million television ad campaign -- with spots featuring "ominous clouds over several people warning against same-sex marriage" -- is bringing one public relations firm to the national stage. The Sacramento, California firm Schubert Flint Public Affairs "played a key role in torpedoing same-sex marriage in California," reports O'Dwyer's. For its work on the "Yes on Proposition 8" campaign, the firm won "several awards." Now, Schubert Flint is supporting the NOM campaign, a two-year effort to recruit "two million supporters to oppose gay marriage pushes" in states including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Vermont. It launched the "Two Million for Marriage" campaign in Trenton, New Jersey, on April 8. The firm's cofounder, Frank Schubert, worked for tobacco industry front groups in the 1990s. The firm's other namesake, cofounder Jeff Flint, previously worked at Russo Marsh & Rogers, the Sacramento firm behind the pro-war, anti-Democrat group Move America Forward and the pro-Sarah Palin, anti-Barack Obama group Our Country Deserves Better.
By Diane Farsetta on April 28, 2009