PR minefield: Uber, taxi wars, and brand standards

C_71_article_1488826_image_list_image_list_item_0_image OK, so it’s not exactly new-news that the world’s biggest/most divisive ride share company and app has been having a pretty tough time of things lately. But nevertheless, events in Manchester yesterday have brought the issue back to the surface for those in the North West. Just weeks after Uber lost its license to operate in London, much to the...

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PR experts and #GE2017: How the election result happened in public relations speak

Theresa-May Just seven days ago the country looked rather different to what we see today, politically at least. The 24-hours before the snap General Election called by Theresa May’s Conservative Party was defined by last-ditch attempts by all concerned to win over the electorate- from mud-slinging and character assassinations to door-knocking and social sharing, it seemed everyone was getting involved in...

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Event PR (gone wrong): Learnings from Fyre Festival

IMG_0302 It was supposed to be one of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious boutique music events, with rapper Jah Rule at the helm. The reality was some dry white bread with a slice of reformed cheese and aneamic-looking salad shoved in a polystyrene carton, chaos, cancellations, and punters stranded on a private island. OK, so on the face of it...

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