ST. LOUIS (Sept. 5, 2000)—Fleischman/Hillard, a St. Louis-based public relations firm, has resigned as Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.´s official representative for publicity related to the recall of 6.5 million tires.
"We worked for them eight weeks," said Marianna Deal of Fleischman/Hillard about BFS. "We put our best people on the account, and gave them our best counsel. But in the end it became evident that we could no longer be of service."
Officials of Bridgestone/Firestone could not be reached for comment.