Category Archives: Firms

Max Clifford’s personal PR disaster

The UK’s highest profile PR publicist has become the first person to be convicted under the Operation Yewtree investigation, Scotland Yard’s inquiry into historic allegations of sexual offences by British media bigwigs including the late DJ Jimmy Saville. After jury … Continue reading

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Clumsy ex-journos create PR disaster for Burson Marsteller

Hat tip to Ragan’s PR Daily; a couple of mud-slinging, ex-journos who have fence-jumped into PR for Burson Marsteller find themselves the uncomfortable subjects of an embarrassing media story in USA. It appears they’ve been trying to dish the dirt … Continue reading

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Journalist publishes list of ‘useless’ British PRs

A UK freelance journalist, Kevin Braddock, published (then hastily deleted) a list (along with e-mail addresses) on his blog of the most useless, incompetent PR people he had dealings with during 2009. The list is/was several hundreds long and included … Continue reading

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Alleged top Aussie blogger spams PR Disasters

I just got, well, spammed; a press release about a hairdresser-turned-software developer plopped in my email box with this simple intro…Hope this story might be a good fit for your blog. Regular PR Disaster readers might know I’m not big on covering hairdresser/software tales, … Continue reading

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Was inept PR expert, actually a journo?

Adding to my ever-growing list of journos who make for dubious PR advisers, may be one Scarlett MccGwire, named by UK leftsheet The Grauniad as a media trainer paid a share of circa $AU50,000 to train Haringey council honchos, under flak after the death of an … Continue reading

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Techcrunch outs a testy PR spammer

Brendan Cooper flagged what Techcrunch see as yet another tale of a A-list PR A-hole.

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Photon ‘spins’ Oz’s first/fourth Social Media agency launch

Photon Group erroneously claims ‘first Social Media agency’ status? Continue reading

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UK author attacks flacks, hacks and churnalism

Ina PR disaster for flacks and hacks, UK journo Nick Davies attacks the cult of ‘churnalism’ in today’s media. Continue reading

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