Date: 27 Nov 2010 00:36:39 +0100
From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx> Date: Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:05 PM Subject: Use of likeness without permission To: bicycle@xxxxxxxxxxxx Hello Kenda USA, In the March 2010 issue of Urban Velo on page 11 there is an advertisement for your tires. In it there is a photo of a "commuter" cyclist whose face was blurred. Several friends and I immediately recognized the rider as our fellow messenger Marco Creacy. Mr. Creacy did not know his likeness would be used in the ad nor was he compensated for such usage. Being a bicycle messenger who is a very solid rider and all around nice guy, Marco is an ideal model for someone who rides many miles in all conditions. My question is how a large international company like yours can help Marco with tires and possible sponsorship for competitions like this year's Cycle Messenger World Championships in Guatemala or the North American Cycle Courier Championships in Atlanta, Georgia? I ask on behalf of Marco because he is bewildered by the whole situation. He is a swell fellow and would appreciate a thanks "for being on the bike" or something like that. Please call Marco and find a way to give him a token of your appreciation. I am quite sure that he would talk endlessly about your company, giving the highest praises among bicycle messengers worldwide who use a lot of tires in all conditions. His phone number is 1 (267) 575-4417. Corey "the Courier" Hilliard PO Box 322 NY, NY 10002 USA PS. Thanks for advertising in Urban Velo. Brad and Jeff are righteous dudes.