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Bill Cosby’s #socialmediafail as meme invites rape flak

Sometimes, reputational ineptitude scales the heights of unawareness and at other times it plumbs the depths of idiocy. When Bill Cosby’s online PR team invited audiences to meme pictures of cuddly old Bill, had they never heard of this year’s … 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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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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Swimming CEO Nettlefold walks after “ass-inine” comments

With quips, quotes and quick posts frequently becoming the source of modern PR disasters – the latest seemingly involving Swimming Australia’s now departed CEO allegedly asking to be referred to as “donkey” and making jokes about sex toys and condoms … Continue reading

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If your CEO is the actual PR disaster

What does a business do when a PR blunderbuss like Charles Green is its media spokesperson? As a keen football follower and PR analyst, I’m compelled to rubberneck the PR debacle that is The (newco/sevco) Rangers back in Scotland. The … Continue reading

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