Ventura pro talks with Beatty team

WASHINGTON, DC: While actor Warren Beatty’s presidential campaign is still little more than a pipe dream, he has lured William Hillsman, the PR mastermind behind Jesse Ventura’s long-shot Minnesota gubernatorial win, over to his team.

WASHINGTON, DC: While actor Warren Beatty’s presidential campaign is still little more than a pipe dream, he has lured William Hillsman, the PR mastermind behind Jesse Ventura’s long-shot Minnesota gubernatorial win, over to his team.

WASHINGTON, DC: While actor Warren Beatty’s presidential campaign

is still little more than a pipe dream, he has lured William Hillsman,

the PR mastermind behind Jesse Ventura’s long-shot Minnesota

gubernatorial win, over to his team.



Hillsman, who is president of Minneapolis-based North Woods Advertising,

was called in for a sit-down with Beatty and his advisors in Los Angeles

last month, and will continue to advise the would-be candidate. ’I did

what they asked and answered all their questions,’ he said.



Hillsman was recruited largely for his ability to distinguish the

communications of ’alternative’ candidates. If Beatty runs, he will

probably do so as an independent.



Hillsman, however, has butted heads with many of his fellow political PR

pros, whose work he has described as being overly formulaic. ’I’m a

marketer by trade,’ he said. ’There are no set rules in politics.’



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