PR Bants #30 – Part 1

In part one of episode 30 of PR Bants, we are joined by Tim Cowen, Media Relations Director at Centrica. We cover these topics:

  • David Lammy MP, Comic Relief and the ‘white saviour’ row
  • The Church of England’s campaign calling for national unity over Brexit division
  • Daytime TV presenter Lorraine Kelly versus the real Lorraine Kelly

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PR Bants #29 – Part 2

In the second part of episode #29, we are joined by Doctor Clea Bourne, Lecturer in PR, Advertising & Marketing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and author of ‘Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets’. We cover these topics:

  • The role of public relations in promoting artificial intelligence
  • Facebook and regulation
  • The alleged danger posed by Huawei
  • Thoughts on Jussie Smollett

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PR Bants #29 – Part 1

In part one of episode 29 of PR Bants, we are joined by Doctor Clea Bourne, Lecturer in PR, Advertising & Marketing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and author of ‘Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets’. We cover these topics:

  • Launch of The Independent Group and what it means for British politics
  • Thoughts on Brexit and Britain’s reputation
  • Tower Hamlets Council bin lorry campaign targetting EU residents
  • Looking beyond the surface of Edelman’s Trust Barometer

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PR Bants #28

Episode 28 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Instagram’s reputation and self-harm images
  • How the story of Prince Philip’s car accident landed
  • Liam Neeson’s public purge about a racially motivated revenge attack
  • Meghan’s leaked letter to her father, Thomas Markle
  • Gucci ‘blackface’ scandal
  • Nigel Farage and the new Brexit Party

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PR Bants: Brexit Special

In this special edition of PR Bants we explore all things Brexit including:

  • Where next for Theresa May and her deal?
  • The role of communications professionals in the run up to Brexit
  • Is project fear working?
  • HSBC’s ‘We are not an island’ campaign
  • How we would run a pro-European PR campaign
  • Why the referendum was a watershed moment for British society and our relationship with politicians

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PR Bants: Predictions for 2019

In this special edition of PR Bants, we make predictions about what is in store for the world of public relations, media, politics, and everything in-between, in 2019.

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PR Bants: A review of 2018 (part 2 of 2)

In the second part of this special edition of PR Bants, we review some of the news stories that have captured our attention in 2018:

  • Facebook and the push for regulation of social networks
  • Trump, scandals and more fake news
  • Sainsbury’s and the singing CEO
  • Ex-Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn walks away during an interview
  • The KFC chicken crisis

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PR Bants: A review of 2018 (part 1 of 2)

In the first part of this special edition of PR Bants, we review some of the news stories that have captured our attention in 2018:

  • Theresa May, Brexit woes and dancing
  • The rise and fall of brand Corbyn
  • How Starbucks dealt with racism
  • Issues with Netflix
  • The royal wedding (and Thomas Markle)
  • An ongoing tale of woe: the demise of the high street

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PR Bants #27

Episode 27 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Mixed messages: The Labour Party’s position on Brexit
  • The Vienna Tourist Board’s ‘Unhashtag Vienna’ campaign
  • Purple Tuesday and highlighting the needs of disabled shoppers
  • Views on Iceland’s banned TV advert

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PR Bants #26

Episode 26 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Racial abuse on Ryanair flight
  • How Theresa May is managing Brexit woes, and dancing!
  • Nick Clegg’s new job at Facebook
  • Why Kleenex has taken the decision to bin ‘Mansize’ tissues
  • UK PR agencies helping to boost Saudi Arabia’s image
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s ‘curry war’ campaign
  • Permission CEO: why walking away from an interview is a #PRfail

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