Category Archives: PR Disasters

Retailer and manufacturer ‘creamed’ over fascist coffee condiment

I haven’t posted on PR Disasters for a while; the usual cavalcade of drunken debauchery, emotional immaturity, ill-judged utterances, policy backflips and PR nightmares leave me with a grey ennui. BUT THEN…a story pops up that’s kinda one out of … Continue reading

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Re the Prime Minister’s “wink”

Our PR experience suggests you can pretty much coach and train an intelligent person in media performance skills in around three or four sessions. However, you cannot instill – far less embed – impeachable character and interpersonal maturity in an … Continue reading

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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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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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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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