Author Archives: Gerry

PR disaster after #MyNYPD invite solicits negativity

Sometimes, running a hashtag competition is ill-thought-through and just asking for trouble – check this item for proof.  

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Ministerial advice, lobbying and industry ethics sullied in food ratings fiasco

              When almost two years of planning goes into a joint food health initiative and the corresponding public information website gets ORDERED off air ON THE SAME DAY IT GOES LIVE one might expect … Continue reading

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House PR’s ‘Tweets for Tickets’ BRIT Awards PR Disaster

Naughty pee-arr company House PR apparently offered (UK) Telegraph journalist Tim Walker Brit Awards press accreditation in exchange for publishing promotional tweets with the Mastercard Twitter handle and its #PricelessSurprises hashtag. The email requested Walker publish tweets before, during and … Continue reading

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Lobbyists, ministerial advisers are strange bedfellows

Did you hear the one about the fast food lobbyist who was married to the Health Minister’s Chief of Staff??

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Charity cross-USA cycle for poverty housing

In my 7+ years of blogging I’ve never asked for much from my readers; just a bit of attention and engagement for the cases and critiques I sometimes offer. However, I recently made a resolution to generally “pay it back” to … Continue reading

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Avoid PR disasters online; social media training in Melbourne

I’m speaking alongside Annabel Crabb, Todd Sampson, Brian Solis, Trevor Young, Mark McCrindle etc – you coming along?

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Australia’s 2013 PR Disasters Announced

The Essendon footy club has grabbed the flag at the annual list of PR blunders and gaffes awarded here at PRdisasters.com. After analyzing media monitoring data on sustained and damaging mentions across press, radio, TV and internet sources, the Bombers … Continue reading

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PR Disasters 2013 – nominations and data flowing in

Reviewing the candidates and numbers for 2013′s Annual PR Disasters Awards is proving challenging; the feeling is that sport may very much dominate the field rather than previous years which saw government and corporate PR disasters abound. Just to whet … Continue reading

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