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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PR Bants #12

Our twelfth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • United Airlines’ reputation takes a battering after the violent removal of a passenger
  • Why the death of a giant rabbit is another blow to United Airlines’ reputation
  • An early look at Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to the General Election
  • The royals collaborate to get people talking about mental health issues
  • Pepsi’s disastrous advert with Kendall Jenner
  • Cadbury and the National Trust’s battle with The Church of England at Easter
  • FaceApp and claims of racism
  • Is WhatsApp about to face a PR crisis?

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PR Bants #11

Our eleventh installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Nicola Sturgeon steals the limelight by announcing plans to hold a second referendum
  • Was Stormzy right to attack NME Magazine for ‘exploiting’ his mental health issues
  • Why Jeremy Corbyn’s latest ‘call to alms’ video lacks authenticity
  • Professor Wendy Savage’s attempt to stage-manage controversial comments on abortion
  • Is Philip Hammond’s reputation damaged after his National Insurance U-turn?
  • Brands boycott Google

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PR Bants #10

Our tenth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Waterstones attempt to ‘go local’ by opening unbranded stores
  • Is PwC’s reputation intact after the Oscars debacle?
  • Why Avon’s partnership with Refuge works
  • How L’Oréal and The Prince’s Trust are engaging diverse influencers to reach young adults
  • The buzz surrounding the return of the Nokia 3310
  • JetSmarter’s unconventional approach to media relations
  • Why it was wrong for Paul Nuttall’s press officer to be used as a scapegoat
  • When a good story goes wrong: Corbyn’s tax return

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PR Bants #9

Our ninth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • In the wake of an alleged cyber attack we assess the status of Brand Beckham
  • What happened when the boardroom spat between Sky and Discovery went public?
  • Edelman’s Trust Barometer and why trust is at an all time low
  • Sean Spicer and the world of ‘alternative facts’
  • How Lyft enhanced its reputation after a public backlash against Uber
  • A look at how Starbucks positioned itself in the wake of Trump’s travel ban

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PR Bants #8

Our eighth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Donald Trump’s unconventional press conference
  • Barack Obama’s departure from the White House and his winning PR formula
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s relaunch and the problem with mixed messages
  • The ‘Golin B&B’ initiative to enhance diversity in the PR industry
  • Maltesers campaign to mark World Braille Day and why gimmicks don’t always work
  • Why soaps play an important role in raising sensitive issues to a mass audience
  • Why Jamie Oliver blaming restaurant closures on Brexit was an open goal

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PR Bants: A review of 2016 and predictions for 2017

In this special edition of PR Bants, we review some of the news stories that have captured our attention in 2016:

  • Southern Rail’s failure to ‘get back on track’
  • Angela Eagle’s Labour leadership bid
  • The Boaty McBoatface campaign

We also make predictions about what is in store for the communications industry in 2017 against the backdrop of the following:

  • A rise in populism
  • The post-truth era
  • Growing mistrust in big business and globalisation
  • The ongoing threat of cyber attacks

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PR Bants #6

Our sixth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Why Amazon’s Christmas advert is at odds with claims about its working conditions
  • Ashtead make headlines by expressing an interest in building Trump’s wall
  • How the Football Association is handling its child abuse crisis
  • HS2 rebuke claims that it is brainwashing children
  • Is the Royal Family’s new approach to media management working?
  • Member of Parliament Sarah Olney’s car-crash radio interview

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PR Bants #5

Our fifth installment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Facebook news and trust in a post-truth era
  • Deloitte’s leaked memo on Brexit and the damage done to their reputation
  • Why it was not a good idea for the VP of New Balance to express a political view
  • Cyber attacks: what can we learn from Three Mobile and Tesco Bank?
  • Bursting the London PR bubble
  • Why timing is everything when it comes to engaging with journalists

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PR Bants #4

Our fourth instalment of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Is Airbnb’s anti-discrimination policy the panacea for #AirbnbWhileBlack
  • Should we mourn the death of Vine?
  • The British Heart Foundation’s use of twitter to breathe life into a health awareness campaign
  • Why the United Nations’ appointment of Wonder Woman is a major PR fail
  • The continuing saga of #Marmitegate, and using Brexit as a ‘get out of jail’ card

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