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 #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 #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: 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 #27

Episode 27 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Mixed messages: The Labour Party’s position on Brexit
  • The Vienna Tourist Board’s ‘Unhashtag Vienna’ campaign
  • Purple Tuesday and highlighting the needs of disabled shoppers
  • Views on Iceland’s banned TV advert

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PR Bants #26

Episode 26 of PR Bants covers these topics:

  • Racial abuse on Ryanair flight
  • How Theresa May is managing Brexit woes, and dancing!
  • Nick Clegg’s new job at Facebook
  • Why Kleenex has taken the decision to bin ‘Mansize’ tissues
  • UK PR agencies helping to boost Saudi Arabia’s image
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s ‘curry war’ campaign
  • Permission CEO: why walking away from an interview is a #PRfail

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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 #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 #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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