Category Archives: Media

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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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 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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NZ’s ‘Roast Busters’ case takes more reputation scalps

Alerted by a vigilant PR disaster watcher (thanks JD) across the ditch, ongoing interest in a sleazy case by the media and citizens has resulted in greater PR problems for the Police and radio station, RadioLive. The Roast Busters case … Continue reading

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Journalist asks the hard questions of 2DayFM management

Sitting here in the cheap seats, I’ve quietly surmised that Austereo’s handling of the abortive hoax call prank has tended more to stonewalling and message repetition that it has to genuine engagement and undertakings of remedies. Timely then that a … Continue reading

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2DayFM preggers prank now worse than a PR disaster

With the sad, sad news that 2DayFM’s ‘Crank Yanker’ style publicity stunt may have lead to the death of the reception nurse who took the hoax phone call, station owner Austereo now has a global PR disaster on its hands. … Continue reading

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Shame no PR disaster for Alan Jones over Gillard attack

As an aggressive social media campaign compels advertisers to withdraw their support of the Alan Jones’ radio show, I read a neat precis by Troy Dodds of WA who summarises the issues neatly. And for me, it’s not a PR … Continue reading

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Reputation2.0 and Ricky Nixon’s latest PR disaster

Author of ‘PR Disasters’, Gerry McCusker, says that companies and government agencies can learn a lot about Reputation2.0 from outcast AFL player manager’s latest PR disaster. Continue reading

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Social media taking Sheen off news media credibility

The news media’s endless obsession with Charlie Sheen’s celebrity Tweets and other self-obsessed publishing twits, plus the blurred speed and fuzzy footage of social media footage is killing good quality news reporting, claims Gerry McCusker author of “PR Disasters”.

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