Category Archives: Botched PR jobs

Can substance abuse cause PR disasters?

I wonder if golfer Robert Allenby, or NRL players John Sutton and Luke Burgess can somewhat identify with this theory? I have analysed PR disasters from every angle and it has become all too apparent that: drink and drugs play … Continue reading

Posted in Botched PR jobs, Celebrity, Internet Public Relations, Online, PR Disasters, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PR Knightmares Continue for Out-of-Touch Tony

If a picture paints a thousand words, Sydney Morning Herald illustrator Rocco Fazzari brilliantly (look at the shield crest!) summed up the Aussie PM’s predicament (hat tip Rocco for loan of the image). Even over in the UK, scribes are … Continue reading

Posted in Botched PR jobs, Celebrity, Politics, PR Disasters | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Australia’s 2014 PR Disasters – Finalists

As we assess the data for 2014′s Australian PR Disasters Awards, two heavyweight teams are emerging as the main column centimetre negativity contenders; a) Tony Abbott’s coalition government and b) the NRL’s most wayward rugby stars. While political players such … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Botched PR jobs, Naughty Public Relations agencies, PR Disasters, Public Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PR Disasters Awards contenders

Seems like a list of some the usual suspects – celebs, footballers, politicians – lining up to take the 2014 PR disasters awards this year past. Some of the contenders include: NRL’s Paul Gallen (c-tweet), PM Tony Abbott (wink wink), … Continue reading

Posted in Botched PR jobs, Naughty Public Relations agencies, PR Disasters | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

#countdown to beauty O-mission

Gimme a ‘C’, gimme a ‘U’, gimme an ‘N’, gimme a ‘T’…O, I forgot…

Posted in Botched PR jobs, Internet Public Relations, Marketing Public Relations, Online, PR Disasters, Public Relations, social media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Botched PR jobs, Celebrity, Firms, Media Interviews, Naughty Public Relations agencies, PR Disasters, Public Relations, Public Relations practice, Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Botched PR jobs, Business, Corporates, Government, Internet Public Relations, Politics, Public Relations, Public Relations practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Botched PR jobs, Internet Public Relations, Naughty Public Relations agencies, Online, PR Disasters, Public Relations practice, social media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment