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 #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: A review of 2018 (part 2 of 2)

In the second part of this special edition of PR Bants, we review some of the news stories that have captured our attention in 2018:

  • Facebook and the push for regulation of social networks
  • Trump, scandals and more fake news
  • Sainsbury’s and the singing CEO
  • Ex-Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn walks away during an interview
  • The KFC chicken crisis

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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 #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 #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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