The PR disaster 08 shortlist takes shape

If your memory for reputation-bustin’ PR gaffes isn’t serving you very well, perhaps the names Sarah Palin (for being herself), Elliot Spitzer (for his dalliances), Sam Newman (for his MP-slating innuendo) and Wayne Carey (for his Police encounters in Melbourne and Miami) might jog your nomination memory? If that don’t work, here are some more corkers from last year:

Sachsgate: https://prdisasters.com/bbc-pr-disaster-as-pr-week-flames-inept-crisis-management

Julie Bishop’s book chapter:

Belinda Neal’s Iguanagate: https://prdisasters.com/belinda-neals-vindication-only-begs-more-unanswered-questions/

Collingwood stars’ DUI car crash: https://prdisasters.com/didak-shaw-and-pies-pr-gaffes-and-lies/

J&J sue Red Cross: https://prdisasters.com/red-crosses-and-red-faces-at-johnson-johnson/

Troy Buswell seat sniff: https://prdisasters.com/sniffer-dog-buswell-surely-unseated-by-pr-disaster/

Noonan & Murphy's off-mike "political bullshit" comments

Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan join the esteemed cohort of media ‘professionals’ caught in off-mike moments, saying things they wished they hadn’t and should’ve known better about doing so (esp in a TV studio environment). This time, gun-totin’, moose-dressin’, soon-to-be-glamorous grannie, wannabe-VP of the USA Sarah Palin gets it in the neck.