Category Archives: social media

Crying over spilt (Halal) milk

The power – and pain – of agenda-driven social media lobbying has curdled (pun 1) the relationship between the Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company and some of its online detractors, specifically Restore Australia. Anti-Islamisation activists have targeted and bombarded the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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PR disaster as tweet exacerbates international diplomacy ructions

Revelations that Australian intelligence sources may have been bugging SBY and wife’s personal phones, the indignant reactions from the ‘phone tapee’s’, the bungling “all governments gather information” interview by Mr Abbott with the ABC’s dogged Leigh Sales and, most recently, … 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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Nutella brand threatens biggest fan, gets social backlash

Here’s a social media disaster I missed – a beauty showing a total lack of Emotional Intelligence. Thanks to Summer Bridges, Attorney-at-law for the tip.

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General advice on a PR disaster almost hits 1million

As social media continues to prove problematic for organisations with suspect elements within their ranks, Australia’s Chief of Army has secured nigh universal salutes for his authoritative and impassioned new media message on YouTube. Watch it; it’s a triumph of … Continue reading

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