Category Archives: Business

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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PR disaster revisited as AFL/Bombers “reputation bartering” revealed by Herald Sun

The hidden side of impression management in the Essendon supplements scandal now revealed by the Herald Sun and The Australian.

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Parents Jury – brands slammed by Fame and Shame Awards 2013

Subbed from their media release: “Advocacy group The Parents’ Jury today named the Coles ‘One Direction’ campaign as winner of its Shame award for Pester Power. The Coles competition encouraged shoppers to try to win tickets to an exclusive One … Continue reading

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Breakdown of a clumsy media interview

Successful media interviews are as much about context as they are about content, agreed? Sydney-based media trainer Geoffrey Stackhouse asked me for my take on a clumsy media interview (from some years back), asking for my analysis of what went … Continue reading

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