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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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 #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 #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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PR Bants #3

We’re back with the third installment of PR Bants, covering the following topics:

  • Why Southern Rail’s twitter campaign against the RMT was ill-advised
  • Tesco versus Unilever
  • Handling a crisis: what can we learn from Samsung?
  • Are there any upsides to Donald Trump’s communication style?

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