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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PR Bants #25

Episode 25 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Thomas Markle is in the spotlight once again
  • Theresa May’s Brexit dividend doesn’t add up
  • Has Uber turned a corner as it seeks to win hearts and minds?
  • The government rethinks its position on cannabis for medical use
  • How Alan Sugar bowed to pressure after a twitter faux pas
  • Netflix acts fast after its comms chief uses racist language
  • Will the World Cup help to improve Russia’s image?
  • The decline of Britain’s high streets

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PR Bants #24

Episode 24 of PR Bants, with special guest Dr Lee Edwards from the Department of Media at the London School of Economics, covers these topics:

  • The Royal Wedding
  • Sainsbury’s CEO caught singing in PR blunder
  • The impact of GDPR and how it is being communicated
  • Coronation Street and the role soaps play in tackling real life issues
  • The Royal National Lifeboat Institution defends its reputation

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PR Bants #23

Episode 23 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Windrush and the government’s handling of a ‘national disgrace’
  • Starbucks’ nationwide effort to educate its workforce about racial bias
  • JD Wetherspoon go back to basics and shuts its social media accounts
  • Maya Jama and why celebrities should care about their social media footprint

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PR Bants #22

Episode 22 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • The Cambridge Analytica scandal
  • Reputation management for Ant and Dec
  • Stormy Daniels versus Trump
  • Poundland returns to shock tactics to grab headlines at Easter

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PR Bants #21

Episode 21 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • How KFC handled its chicken crisis
  • The Oxfam scandal and its impact on the charity sector
  • Corbyn alters Labour’s stance on Brexit and claps back at the media
  • Music and politics: Stormzy’s performance at the BRIT Awards
  • Snapchat and the Kylie Jenner effect

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