Category Archives: Celebrity

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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Forbes magazine PR disaster after Irish President called ‘gay’

Forbes magazine’s Cork-based correspondent David Monagan said he feels “horrible” and has readily apologised for a brain snap which saw him proclaim in print that the happily married President of Ireland was a poet and “acknowledged homosexual” (they don’t go … Continue reading

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Collingwood kingpin McGuire in the King Kong of all PR disasters

Following a weekend of racial controversy in Australia when a teenage Collingwood fan racially abused Swans AFL aboriginal star Adam Goodes (calling him an ape), the club’s President has inexplicably exacerbated the issue by jokingly suggesting on his morning radio … Continue reading

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When marketing messages aren’t exactly helping…

While Mr H is innocent until proven otherwise, surely his current show poster strapline is unfortunate at best and, should allegations prove substantial, in horrid bad taste at worst?

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Hubris and “social media fail” on menu at Amy’s Baking Company

Scratching my head on this one at HuffPost: It’s either THE best “controversy marketing” stunt designed to get the eyes of the world media on a TV show featuring an Arizonan restaurant, or it’s the biggest PR clusterfunk I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Tom Waterhouse and mum Gai to face their Waterloo?

That it could shock anyone that there could be skullduggery at the stables where the “sport” of horse-racing is built on the proceeds of gambling, still quite baffles me. As the public spat between horse owner Singo, horse trainer Gai … Continue reading

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Savvy librarian rewrites Lance Armstong’s history

A Manly (Sydney) librarian has redefined Lance Armstrong’s place in the annals of cycling history.

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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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