PR Bants #20

Episode 20 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • How Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle turned into a #PRFail
  • H&M’s reputation comes under fire after “coolest monkey in the jungle” debacle
  • Ikea gets personal with a pregnancy test
  • The curious case of Virgin Trains and the Daily Mail
  • Trump’s vulgar remarks about Africa
  • Madame Tussauds stunt sees wax figure of Trump move to the American embassy

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PR Bants: Predictions for 2018

In this special edition of PR Bants, we make predictions about what is in store for the communications industry in 2018.

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PR Bants: A review of 2017

In this special edition of PR Bants, we review some of the news stories that have captured our attention in 2017:

  • Theresa May and her personal brand
  • The rise of Jeremy Corbyn
  • How Lyft capitalised on the public backlash against Uber
  • United Airlines’ reputation management
  • Uber and Starbucks’ campaign to encourage young people to vote
  • How Love Island fever swept the nation
  • Why #AskEddie was such a hit for Southern Rail
  • The thorny issue of the BBC Gender Pay Gap
  • #MeToo

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PR Bants #19

Episode 19 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Handling of the Westminster sexual harassment scandal
  • How Pret a Manger responded to online outrage over an employee’s self-styled badge
  • Papa John’s endorsement from the alt-right
  • Boris Johnson and Michael Gove’s remarks about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
  • The curious case of Priti Patel MP’s resignation
  • Nigerian Police Force goes into rebuttal mode after being ranked worst in the world
  • Wetherspoon’s Brexit beer mat manifesto
  • ‘Elsagate’: Why YouTube needs to get a grip on disturbing content aimed at children

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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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