Category Archives: Celebrity

“Let me-e-e-e-e, entertain you” – is rugby league Australia’s longest running PR disaster?

                No matter the marketing campaigns, the spin, the apologies and the ‘zero tolerance’ approach, some in the NRL’s playing cohort seem determined to let their personal tastes  run riot over their employee … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Gallen’s C-tweet baits NRL’s C-suite

First up, I have empathy for those with depression or self-medication issues. But in terms of PR, media reports and reputation management, there’s often not much room for such understanding. That’s why Paul Gallen’s tweet – offensively deriding his defacto … 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 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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