PR Bants #18

Episode 18 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Twitter’s renewed efforts to tackle online abuse
  • #MeToo: The hashtag that triggered a global conversation about sexual harassment
  • Is Facebook’s “digital safety ambassador” scheme a gimmick?
  • Is the furore surrounding Dove’s “racist” body wash advert justified?
  • Fashion brand Jigsaw tackles Brexit and immigration
  • Theresa May’s party conference speech

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PR Bants #17

Episode 17 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Boots faces a backlash over its pricing of the morning-after pill
  • The girl who just wanted to make lemonade #Lemonadegate
  • Thoughts on the BBC gender pay gap story
  • Cause and effect? The case of Mike Ashley and Sports Direct’s financial results
  • Was Walmart’s apology for use of the N-word adequate?
  • Radio silence from President Buhari of Nigeria

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PR Bants #16

Episode 16 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Can we trust academic research that is funded by Google?
  • Love Island fever hits the nation
  • The media landscape surrounding the Charlie Gard case.
  • A critique of Tesco’s statement announcing job losses
  • Why nothing has changed since Theresa May’s relaunch
  • The organising body of Pride in London cause offence with their media campaign
  • Snapchat’s location feature and concerns about communication, responsibility and ethics
  • Why Iberia was wrong to defend pregnancy tests for prospective cabin crew staff
  • Why #AskEddie was a such a hit for Southern Rail

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PR Bants #15

Episode 15 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • A post-election look at brands May and Corbyn
  • Grenfell fire: Why Cashfloat and J.P.Morgan were accused of exploiting a tragedy
  • The media handling of Ant McPartlin’s admission into rehab
  • Toy company Mattel’s reboot of the Ken doll

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PR Bants #14

Episode 14 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Lessons from the British Airways IT crisis
  • How Jeremy Corbyn has enhanced his personal brand
  • Why Theresa May’s general election media strategy is not strong and stable
  • Keeping Diane Abbott out of the limelight
  • Walkers Wave and the risks associated with User Generated Content

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PR Bants #13

Episode 13 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Lessons from Diane Abbott’s disastrous radio interview
  • The case of Ed Miliband’s lawn and the importance of authentic images
  • What did we learn about Theresa May when she met Cathy?
  • Was McDonald’s right to pull its controversial ‘dead dad’ advert?
  • Grime 4 Corbyn
  • Uber and Starbucks launch campaigns to encourage young people to vote

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PR Bants #12

Our twelfth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • United Airlines’ reputation takes a battering after the violent removal of a passenger
  • Why the death of a giant rabbit is another blow to United Airlines’ reputation
  • An early look at Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to the General Election
  • The royals collaborate to get people talking about mental health issues
  • Pepsi’s disastrous advert with Kendall Jenner
  • Cadbury and the National Trust’s battle with The Church of England at Easter
  • FaceApp and claims of racism
  • Is WhatsApp about to face a PR crisis?

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PR Bants #11

Our eleventh installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Nicola Sturgeon steals the limelight by announcing plans to hold a second referendum
  • Was Stormzy right to attack NME Magazine for ‘exploiting’ his mental health issues
  • Why Jeremy Corbyn’s latest ‘call to alms’ video lacks authenticity
  • Professor Wendy Savage’s attempt to stage-manage controversial comments on abortion
  • Is Philip Hammond’s reputation damaged after his National Insurance U-turn?
  • Brands boycott Google

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PR Bants #10

Our tenth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Waterstones attempt to ‘go local’ by opening unbranded stores
  • Is PwC’s reputation intact after the Oscars debacle?
  • Why Avon’s partnership with Refuge works
  • How L’Oréal and The Prince’s Trust are engaging diverse influencers to reach young adults
  • The buzz surrounding the return of the Nokia 3310
  • JetSmarter’s unconventional approach to media relations
  • Why it was wrong for Paul Nuttall’s press officer to be used as a scapegoat
  • When a good story goes wrong: Corbyn’s tax return

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PR Bants #9

Our ninth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • In the wake of an alleged cyber attack we assess the status of Brand Beckham
  • What happened when the boardroom spat between Sky and Discovery went public?
  • Edelman’s Trust Barometer and why trust is at an all time low
  • Sean Spicer and the world of ‘alternative facts’
  • How Lyft enhanced its reputation after a public backlash against Uber
  • A look at how Starbucks positioned itself in the wake of Trump’s travel ban

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