Category: PR

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Ad boycott is censorship by stealth

WHEN the Daily Telegraph had the temerity to cautiously ignore the public condemnation of the HSBC bank – one of its biggest advertisers –...
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The victimisation of Ribena

SUPERMARKETS are making the headlines weekly at the moment for various reasons, whether it’s to do with their profits or a decision they’ve made, ...
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Protein World turns ad complaints into Twitter Fail

SITTING down to do work on a Saturday morning isn’t ideal, usually because it means I’ve been devoting time to non-essential things during the wee...
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Outbrain fails the ASA test for promoted content advertising – Marketers start to worry

The marketing and advertising industry is this morning scratching their heads as Outbrain, the people who power those odd looking adverts underneath m...
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Is There Actually Some Sense in Ryanair’s Terrible Customer Service?

Whilst making my way through my Feedly* newsfeed the other day, I noticed a story about Ryanair and the fact that their profits have dropped for the f...
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Was the US Airways Tweet the most offensive social media #fail ever?

The US Airways comms department probably experience the worst working day of their lives last week, after one cack-handed employee managed to send out...
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Nigel Nigel – What is going on? How not to do a media interview

Oh dear, Nigel Farage, is in trouble again. Once again it seems to be about his Euro Expenses but as ever, we will let far loftier folks talk about th...
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Review: The PR Masterclass

When another PR book is added to the mix the whole profession holds its breathe for one of two reasons – either they’re worried it will be...
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When Is A Newspaper Not A Newspaper?

The UK’s had a hard  time of it the last couple of weeks what with the flooding. Even worse than that are the posturing visits from self-import...
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Women Overlooked in Political Arena. Again.

We’ve read a lot covering the Lord Rennard case over the last week or so and have, so far, held our tongue on the issue. Something Lord Rennard ...