Virgin Galactic Hires PR Firm in Preparation for Commercial Flights

Credit: Ken Brown
Credit: Ken Brown

Virgin Galactic has hired a high-profile firm, Edelman Digital, to help it handle public relations and social media activities as Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism company looks toward the start of commercial flights later this year.

Adweek has a story about the deal that includes an appropriately hyped up headline (“Virgin Galactic Is Going to Be Social Media on Rocket Fuel…a Never-before-seen Buzz Vortex”) and a prediction that one should never, ever use in connection with any type of rocket program (“Can you imagine what Twitter, Facebook and other social channels are going to be like if Branson’s venture gets going for real? The Internet would completely blow up.“)

Sigh… 🙁