Posts tagged with: public relations

Going the extra mile – but not ten miles

PR’s leading journal – PR Week – has revealed that the industry is in the grip of an ‘overservicing epidemic’ which is causing a fifth of staff to consider quitting. Apparently nine out of ten agencies admit to overservicing, with...
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Taking the PR out of protest

Protests in Britain are nothing new. They have long been used as a way to show unified public objection to official policies, laws and government actions. But as well as a method of campaigning for change, protests are also inseparable...
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Gutter journalism – will it ever go away?

If UK journalism was a client, its PR agency would probably be dusting off the crisis comms plan this week. There have been too many examples of individual journalists and organisations trampling over people’s feelings and rights to privacy. There’s...
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Whirlpool in Hot Water

Whirlpool hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week when it was revealed that the government is set to issue an ‘unprecedented’ recall notice of up to 500,000 tumble dryers which pose a fire risk. The implication of...
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Tsk Tsk Tusk

“I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.” Question: Is the above statement by European Council President Donald Tusk,...
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Christmas ads – love ’em or hate ‘em, they’re a PR triumph

For the Bah Humbugs amongst you the last week must have been difficult, as every major retailer – from John Lewis to Asda, Marks and Spencer to Tesco – launched their Christmas TV ads. There is no escaping them.  ...
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Facebook’s ‘fake’ real news

As we said in last week’s blog, we’ve all fallen for a piece of fake news, and we can all agree that it’s one of the most annoying things in the world!   Well, Facebook has continued its attempts to...
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‘Word of the Year’ goes to…

One of the best things about language is that it is evolving all the time. However, not all change is for the better.   We learned this week that the phrase ‘Fake News’ has been voted ‘Word of the Year’...
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How to avoid a social media disaster

Social media has the power to transform your brand, giving you the chance to engage with a huge audience, but one slip up can leave you facing a bit of a backlash. We’ve picked out a few really bad examples,...
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A trip down memory lane – and how PR and journalism are more intertwined than ever…

When I said I would be writing a blog about a significant anniversary everyone in the office assumed I was about to wax lyrical about Diana, Princess of Wales. It’s true I could fill pages on that subject, but the...
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