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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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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