"Will you have room aboard [on your next demonstration voyage] for a Time magazine correspondent and photographer?"
1996 e-mail from TIME magazine correspondent after 1996 Washington State voyage"One way or another, water will be moved around the world as oil is now."
Journal of Commerce, August 29, 1996"THE NEXT WORLD WAR WILL BE ABOUT WATER...ship river and lake water across the ocean in giant bladders."
The World Bank (commenting on waterbag technology)
New York Times headline, December 6, 1999"Water will have the greatest impact on the success of peace... solutions have been proposed...[including] shipping water from Turkey through the sea in huge plastic bags."
AIPAC's Near East Report-September 6, 1999"I plan to invite San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown to walk on water with me when my bags float under the Golden Gate Bridge."
"AIPAC is the most important organization affecting America's relationship with Israel." New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle, T. Spragg, August 6, 1999"A big event sponsorship is symbolic of corporate leadership."
Dave Richardson, Sr. Vice President, Wirthlin Group"Advertisers seek to build consumer loyalty by taking sides on important social issues through 'cause related' marketing... best of all is a real life situation that did not occur as a result of a marketing plan."
NY Times, 8/4/94
Chris Sutherland, Executive Director"WATER: THE OIL OF THE 21ST CENTURY" (Cover Story Headline)
Promotion Marketing Association
New York Times, January 6, 1994
FAIRPLAY, The International Shipping Weekly,"Visibility is why companies pay to sponsor ads with PEACE themes, or any ads that are'torn from today's headlines.' The tactic, known as 'borrowed interest' holds that linking a sales message to larger, more important contemporary events can help it stand out amid the bewildering din on competing pitches confronting consumers every day."
November 25, 1999. [Founded 1883- London, England]
Stuart Elliott- The Media Business"Use real events to anchor sales pitches. Using reality in promotions infuses them with credibility. People thirst for authenticity."
New York Times
Bob Pasqualina, Sr. Creative Director"More than media impressions, a sponsor of the Spragg Bag voyage is being a 'good guy' in the eyes of the world in a project that will benefit all mankind. It's a uniquely 'good news' story."
McCann-Erickson, New York
New York Times, March 7, 1995
Nann-Miller, President, Miller-Greer Public Relations"Dams are the old way of thinking. I donít think waterbags should be rejected just because they are new."
Los Angeles, California
Gillian Taylor, Chair
Monterey Sierra Club
San Francisco Chronicle, August 6, 1999