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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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Journalist asks the hard questions of 2DayFM management

Sitting here in the cheap seats, I’ve quietly surmised that Austereo’s handling of the abortive hoax call prank has tended more to stonewalling and message repetition that it has to genuine engagement and undertakings of remedies. Timely then that a … Continue reading

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Live goldfish mailed in PR disaster stunt

An Adelaide PR company has declared its interest in winning the 2011 PR disasters award after sending goldfish thru the mail to promote South Australia. The company chief Karen Raffen, insightfully, commented: “In hindsight we would probably not do this … Continue reading

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Retailer – Gasp – prolongs PR disaster with poor communication skills

A trendy Melbourne clothing retailer – Gasp – has stoked a PR disaster on two fronts: one, directly through the abrasive in-store behaviour of one of its staff members, the second through its inept – and grammatically challenged – communications … Continue reading

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