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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PR Bants Dilemmas: Caught between a media leak and telling the truth

We look at the case of a large company with a diverse workforce that is facing an ethical dilemma. A media leak threatens to expose the wrong reason why the company is unable to make its annual bonus payment to employees. However, by setting the journalist straight the company’s financial difficulties would be brought to light, thereby damaging future business prospects. Listen to how we solve this dilemma.

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PR Bants #31

In this episode of PR Bants, we explore the results of the European elections 2019 from a UK perspective including:

  • Why clear and simple messages won at the ballot box
  • The two-party system and why the end is nigh
  • Media portrayal of Theresa May’s resignation speech
  • Why we need to lift the bonnet and delve into party manifestos
  • Why Milkshake-gate is no laughing matter
  • Rory Stewart’s refreshing campaigning style

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PR Bants #30 – Part 2

In the second and final part of episode 30, we are joined by Tim Cowen, Media Relations Director at Centrica. We cover these topics:

  • Fiona Onasanya MP and her bizarre video appeal to voters
  • Michael Jackson’s reputation post the screening of Leaving Neverland
  • Love Island and why producers need to prioritise the mental health of participants
  • Why NASA’s cancellation of the first all-female spacewalk was a massive #PRFail
  • Virgin Atlantic drops its mandatory makeup rules for female cabin crew

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PR Bants #30 – Part 1

In part one of episode 30 of PR Bants, we are joined by Tim Cowen, Media Relations Director at Centrica. We cover these topics:

  • David Lammy MP, Comic Relief and the ‘white saviour’ row
  • The Church of England’s campaign calling for national unity over Brexit division
  • Daytime TV presenter Lorraine Kelly versus the real Lorraine Kelly

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PR Bants #29 – Part 2

In the second part of episode #29, we are joined by Doctor Clea Bourne, Lecturer in PR, Advertising & Marketing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and author of ‘Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets’. We cover these topics:

  • The role of public relations in promoting artificial intelligence
  • Facebook and regulation
  • The alleged danger posed by Huawei
  • Thoughts on Jussie Smollett

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PR Bants #29 – Part 1

In part one of episode 29 of PR Bants, we are joined by Doctor Clea Bourne, Lecturer in PR, Advertising & Marketing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and author of ‘Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets’. We cover these topics:

  • Launch of The Independent Group and what it means for British politics
  • Thoughts on Brexit and Britain’s reputation
  • Tower Hamlets Council bin lorry campaign targetting EU residents
  • Looking beyond the surface of Edelman’s Trust Barometer

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PR Bants #28

Episode 28 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Instagram’s reputation and self-harm images
  • How the story of Prince Philip’s car accident landed
  • Liam Neeson’s public purge about a racially motivated revenge attack
  • Meghan’s leaked letter to her father, Thomas Markle
  • Gucci ‘blackface’ scandal
  • Nigel Farage and the new Brexit Party

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PR Bants: Brexit Special

In this special edition of PR Bants we explore all things Brexit including:

  • Where next for Theresa May and her deal?
  • The role of communications professionals in the run up to Brexit
  • Is project fear working?
  • HSBC’s ‘We are not an island’ campaign
  • How we would run a pro-European PR campaign
  • Why the referendum was a watershed moment for British society and our relationship with politicians

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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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