SOURCE: Qorvis Communications

July 01, 2011 07:01 ET

Qorvis' Matt J. Lauer Discusses Anthony Weiner Comeback With Daily Beast

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jul 1, 2011) - Qorvis' partner of Geopolitical Solutions (GPS), crisis communications, and public diplomacy, Matt J. Lauer, discussed the possible political rehabilitation of former representative Anthony Weiner with the Daily Beast, http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/17/anthony-weiner-s-future-can-he-get-clintons-help-or-be-next-eliot-spitzer.html

Lauer suggested Weiner could make a comeback similar in form to former governor Elliot Spitzer of New York. Spitzer's comeback occurred when he removed himself from the public scene and worked for his father's real estate company. Gradually, Spitzer commented on concepts he knew a good deal about and negotiated a CNN opportunity. Lauer told The Daily Beast, "Now (Spitzer) doesn't look like a bad alternative to voters in New York. He could probably run for office in a year or two and people would take him very, very seriously." The same could happen for Anthony Weiner.

Since joining Qorvis in 2004, Lauer has worked to market geopolitical solutions for Qorvis by dramatically expanding its public diplomacy operations. Qorvis has used the highest-end and most contemporary means to get the truth about its clients told. The company has invested heavily in the technology and talent necessary to tell a nation's or corporation's story to the audiences it needs to reach.

Prior to joining Qorvis, Matt J. Lauer was the executive director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy at the Department of State. The commission, a bipartisan panel appointed by the president, analyzes and evaluates the U.S. government's international public relations capabilities. Lauer brought cutting edge tactics of public diplomacy and crisis communications with him to Qorvis.