10 Yetis Examples of Good and Bad Public Relations - Tuesday 22nd January 2013


22nd Jan 2013

Hello world! Christina here with today's examples of good and bad PR, let's hop to it!

Good PR
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 24 hours, a certain president was inaugurated (again) in front of thousands of Americans in DC and millions more watching all over the world. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were sworn into office yesterday morning, with live performances from Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson to entertain the viewing public audience.


The celebrations were very big and very American – A-list celebrities? Check! Tons of patriotism, flags and members of military present? Check! Bill Clinton checking out a hot celebrity? Check! The biggest Bible known to man included in the ceremony? Check! Plenty of mentions of Martin Luther King Jr and freedom? Check!

Yesterday had it all and was a great day for America. In a world with constant violence, negativity and financial crisis issues, it was nice to put that aside for five minutes and enjoy a bit of pomp and circumstance that only Americans can deliver.

Plus, where else can we see Crazy Joe Biden with his enormous 5 inch family bible, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Jay-Z and Bill Clinton all mingling together on one stage?

Bad PR
While I have always had a massive soft spot for the bad boy of the Royal family, today Prince Harry has landed himself in hot water again by admitting that he has killed insurgents by protecting other members of the British Army.

He is quoted as saying “take a life to save a life, that’s what we revolve around. If there are people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game.”


Many news reporters have questioned whether or not the Prince should be involved in the killing of civilians while others have commented that the fourth in line should not be shown to be involved fighting for the Army.

What is obvious is that Prince Harry takes his time with the army very seriously and will find it hard to adjust to life as a royal public figure.

Sorry Harry but you get the Bad PR award today!


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