Members of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York are using Pope Benedict XVI's visit this weekend as a recruiting event for the priesthood. Marketing materials were distributed to schools; a Saturday rally will allow nuns, priests, and others to mingle with young people; and seminarians are promoting the church's recruitment site, www.nypriest.com.
Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell aided Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign a week before the Democratic primary in his state. He urged mayors to speak on Sen. Clinton's behalf, helping with her messaging and putting in personal appearances to support her run for the presidency.
Newmindspace, an organization that promotes public space use, held its first World Pillow Fight in 35 cities recently. This and other flash-mob-like events are using social networking to help with organization and promotion.
Vanity Fair did not use recycled paper for its “green” issue.