PR Bants: Prince Andrew’s Newsnight interview

In this special episode of PR Bants, we discuss Prince Andrew’s ‘no-holds barred’ interview with Emily Maitlis on BBC Newsnight.

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PR Bants #36

Episode #36 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Did McDonald’s make the right decision to withdraw its ‘Sundae Bloody Sundae’ adverts?
  • Thoughts on the Government’s ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign
  • How political parties should pitch themselves ahead of the general election
  • Why Twitter’s ban on political adverts is an important step
  • Why trust in social media platforms is on the decline

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PR Bants #35

Episode #35 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Barclays Bank’s confused message about axing cash withdrawals from Post Offices
  • The PRCA steps in to help PR businesses deal with the potential of a No Deal Brexit
  • How communication and lobbying tactics are being deployed in the E-cigarette industry
  • How Epic Games handled the reaction to Fortnite being turned into a “black hole”
  • Why Poundland’s invisibility cloak has got everybody talking

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PR Bants #34

Episode 34 of PR Bants covers these topics: :

  • The Home Office’s anti-knife campaign
  • Can KFC credibly tap into the growing market for plant-based foods?
  • Why Pampers campaign to install baby changing units in men’s toilets is a win-win
  • Why #CharitySoWhite was an important wake-up call for the charity sector
  • Anti-vaxxers and why the truth matters
  • Three positions itself as the UK’s leading mobile network in the race for 5G

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PR Bants Dilemmas: Sexual harassment in the PR industry

We look at the case of junior PR agency worker who has been sexually harassed by a client and is scared to speak up, due to being worried about the impact this may have on her career and the agency-client relationship. Listen to how we solve this dilemma.

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PR Bants #33

Episode 33 of PR Bants covers these topics: :

  • Wayne Rooney’s run in with the Church of England for his gambling tie-up with 32Red
  • Domino’s Pizza, Brexit and stockpiling
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his approach to communications and strategy
  • Was Caroline Lucas’s idea for an all-female “emergency cabinet” genius or folly?
  • Why the billboard campaign to change perceptions of Afro hair is a winner
  • Turning Chernobyl into a tourist destination

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PR Bants #32

Episode 32 of PR Bants covers these topics: :

  • A look at the candidates vying to be the UK’s next prime minister
  • The BBC and scrapping free TV licences for over-75s
  • The NSPCC, transphobia and the treatment of Munroe Bergdorf
  • Reaction to Nike’s new plus-size mannequins
  • The #IamHere volunteers trying to eradicate hate speech on Facebook
  • Why Sephora’s US-wide store shutdown for diversity training is style over substance

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PR Bants Dilemmas: Caught between a media leak and telling the truth

We look at the case of a large company with a diverse workforce that is facing an ethical dilemma. A media leak threatens to expose the wrong reason why the company is unable to make its annual bonus payment to employees. However, by setting the journalist straight the company’s financial difficulties would be brought to light, thereby damaging future business prospects. Listen to how we solve this dilemma.

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PR Bants #31

In this episode of PR Bants, we explore the results of the European elections 2019 from a UK perspective including:

  • Why clear and simple messages won at the ballot box
  • The two-party system and why the end is nigh
  • Media portrayal of Theresa May’s resignation speech
  • Why we need to lift the bonnet and delve into party manifestos
  • Why Milkshake-gate is no laughing matter
  • Rory Stewart’s refreshing campaigning style

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PR Bants #30 – Part 2

In the second and final part of episode 30, we are joined by Tim Cowen, Media Relations Director at Centrica. We cover these topics:

  • Fiona Onasanya MP and her bizarre video appeal to voters
  • Michael Jackson’s reputation post the screening of Leaving Neverland
  • Love Island and why producers need to prioritise the mental health of participants
  • Why NASA’s cancellation of the first all-female spacewalk was a massive #PRFail
  • Virgin Atlantic drops its mandatory makeup rules for female cabin crew

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