Thanks for all those who submitted suggestions/entries for the 2006 PR DIsasters Awards. In the end, I decided to get a bit more ‘scientific’ about it, and asked Media Monitors to help crunch some stats. SO, by syndicated negative mentions across press, radio and TV in Australia from 1/1 to 31/12/06 (coughs importantly) the â€˜winnerâ€™ is the Australian Wheat Boardâ€™s disintegration, and associated political fall-out, in the face of continuing in-depth coverage of its alleged corrupt payments in Iraq.
The ‘smokin’ gun’ pic of AWB Chairman, Trevor Flugge; which ‘friend’ leaked this to the media, I wonder?
The full Top 10 list is as follows:
1 AWB â€“ Inquiry
2 David Hicks â€“ no trial in sight
3 Private Jake Kovco â€“ funeral repatriation
4 Sheik Hilaly â€“ veil/meat comments
5 Dianne Brimble Inquest – P&O criticised
6 Milton Orkopolous – abuse scandal
7 Big Brother – â€˜turkey slappingâ€™ incident
8 Marcus Einfeld – speeding tickets
9 Mel Gibson – DUI arrest
10 Ben Cousins (West Coast Eagles) – drink driving