PR Bants: Predictions for 2020

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 2020.

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PR Bants: A review of 2019

In this special edition of PR Bants we review some of the news stories, PR campaigns and political events that captured our attention in 2019.

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PR Bants #37

Episode #37 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Pre-election musings and the state of political discourse
  • Why NATO needs a PR campaign
  • Will impeachment affect how Trump is perceived or how people vote?
  • Is there a credible reason why Blue Story was banned from cinemas?

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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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