Throwing eggs and other bakery related goods is not just confined to Justin Bieber but it’s a bit of a British tradition, with previous Prime Ministers and party leaders not exempt from this form of protest.
Losing your temper is rarely a recipe for PR success but, as in the case of radio host Alex Jones, blowing off steam can really damage the credence given to your side of the story.
Following Piers Morgan’s (host of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight) less-than-even-handed labelling of gun advocate Larry Prattas an “incredibly stupid man”, radio host Alex Jones organised a petition calling for the British interviewer’s deportation. Cheers could be heard all around the UK – except it would mean that Piers would come back to haunt the UK media rather than the US. Continue reading →
Over the last few months, energy drinks Red Bull, Monster Energy and 5-Hour Energy have been feeling both the warmth and the wrath that scientific research – a potentially fatal PR hazard – can bring. Continue reading →
In front of a crowd in the Vatican Audience Hall, the head of the Roman Catholic Church used an iPad 4 to send his first tweet: “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”
In the 65 years since he married Queen Elizabeth II, consort Prince Philip has built a reputation for his caustic wit and politically incorrect gaffes.
And he has hit on one of each in the space of a week:
At the end of last week, he endeared himself to every spouse by berating an award-winning silversmith over the time-consuming problem of the jewellery clasp. You know – Queen comes in wearing full evening ball gown, as you do… “Those infernal clasps are absolutely impossible. You fiddle with them for hours, then they suddenly come undone and they fall on the floor but you have no idea why”…. Continue reading →