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Happy Monday all! The sun has stayed with us after a lovely weekend, so kick back, relax and enjoy my take on the weekend's Good and Bad PR. Scott.
Today's Good PR goes to a heart-warming story that went viral over the weekend.
Stories and videos of servicemen returning from their posts to surprise members of their family are always brilliant, as it is great to see the reaction and emotion of the people reuniting.
Today's story sees Joshua, 8, get another old school photo, but is shocked when the photographer shows him the picture and his Dad, Corporal James Bass, is in the background. It takes Joshua a while to work out it isn't a photoshop, but is Dad, who is posted in Kuwait, was actually behind him.
It's a lovely moment to watch and a great surprise for Joshua.
Less than a week on from Lauren talking about Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe being pictured taking laughing gas, we have another incident of a celebrity getting Bad PR for taking 'Hippy Crack.'
Lorna Fitzgerald, who plays Abi Branning in Eastenders, has been pictured taking the gas on the streets of London this week. It's reported that Lorna and a friend bought to balloons (filled with nitrous oxide) for £10 from a street dealer in the early hours of Saturday morning.
'Enders bosses are reportedly fuming with her for damaging the show's reputation and for being a bad role model to young children who watch the show.
It's worth noting that while Nitrous Oxide is a legal high, it posses risk to your health and it is bad for celebrities, who are role models to young people, to take the substance and promote it as being okay.
|scott posted on 20/04/2015|
A personal story based in Sydney, Australia, has snowballed to create an international buzz around a 23-year-old woman called Stacey Eden. Stacey recorded on her phone the harassment given to a Muslim couple by a fellow passenger on a train, before intervening to confront the bully.
By recording the incident and posting it on social media, Stacey has attracted attention from press worldwide.
UKIP have been embarrassed yet again - and I'm not talking about Farage on the BBC. An English teacher took a red pen to a leaflet she received from the political party, correcting the many mistakes throughout.
Although this would likely have been a locally produced material by a specific candidate, the news has hit the wide stream and is another knock to UKIP as they try to establish themselves as a serious contender.
|Leanne posted on 17/04/2015|
Hello PR chums, Nick here with today's instalment of Good and Bad PR examples, I hope y'all enjoy!
The cynical among you all may see this one as a bit of a stunt, but it's so funny that I don't really care. Whilst enjoying a bit of 'alone time' perusing the videos on Porn Hub, teen, Denzel (as he has been identified) heard his Mother approaching his room. To Denzel's surprise, his laptop decided to freeze, faced with a split second to make his decision, he decided to smash the living hell out of his laptop to avoid embarrassment.
The staff at Porn Hub were so impressed by his loyalty and dedication to their offering, that they have sent him a brand new laptop in a generous gesture of good will.
Who cares if this is a stunt, it's hilarious and I am still chuckling thinking about it!
Images courtesy of Metro
Today's Bad PR is being jointly awarded to car manufacturers Porsche and Bentley, who have just come bottom and second from bottom in a reliability survey on owners.
The survey questioned owners on several variables, including failure rate, age, mileage and cost of repairs, with both aforementioned manufacturers performing the worst overall.
With both brands of a luxury and sports pedigree, you would hope for a more reliable and better performance, especially as some more expensive models of Bentley setting customers back almost £225,000. I'll be trading both of mine in instantly!!
Images courtesy of the Mail Online
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|Nick Sadler posted on 16/04/2015|
Good morning PR folks. It's Wednesday, it's sunny and here's today's good and bad PR just for you. Enjoy - Sam
Where to start... where to start...?
Firstly, have you heard that Zig and Zag are making a come back?! I'm over the moon about this - although, not convinced how well it will work being animated instead of puppets.
Also, huge congrats to Zoella! It's been confirmed that she's going to be getting her own waxwork with Madame Tussauds. How amazing is that?!
But I guess I have to give the biggest hit of good PR today to Chrissy Teigen (model and wife of John Legend).
In a bid to prove that even glamourous, gorgeous supermodels are just like normal women, she's uploaded a picture of herself sitting cross-legged on her sofa showing off her bruises and stretchmarks. Within two days the post has received over 108,000 likes, over 5,000 comments and the Twittersphere has gone crazy for it.
It's not often supermodels, or even standard models for that matter, will admit to having flaws and imperfections. All hail Chrissy Teigen for showing that she's just like any of us (OK, maybe a smidge hotter) and it's down to her talented team for making her look flawless and almost goddess-like.
With the recent "fracas" between Jeremy Clarkson and producer Oison Tymon slowly becoming old news, rumours are circulating about who's going to take his spot on Top Gear.
Recently Sue Perkins, host of the Great British Bake Off, was tipped to take over the spot on Top Gear, but has since had to remove herself from Twitter because of "middle-aged man trolls" who, in their outrage, took it upon themselves to troll, harass and abuse Perkins over Twitter. Some have even gone as far as to wish her burnt to death.
What is wrong with the world?! I would love to know who's going to take over Clarkson, I don't for a second believe that it'll be Sue Perkins, Chris Evans or even Dermot O'Leary, but I'd never say such vile things to them behind a computer screen.
Top Gear needs to stand up and make a statement about this, and Twitter needs to up their controls and protect people from this kind of abuse. It's not on.
All of which goes to say that I am off Twitter for a bit. Love and peace x— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) April 14, 2015
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|Samantha posted on 15/04/2015|
Morning PR fans, Lauren here with my take on the best examples of Good and Bad PR this fine Tuesday.
With the release of the highly anticipated movie 'Pitch Perfect 2' just months away, Australian star of the movie and all-round amazing woman Rebel Wilson decided to use her appearance at the MTV Movie Awards to give a little message to any females who don't always feel comfortable and confident in their own bodies.
After walking the red carpet in a beaut of a pink dress, Rebel made a quick change before taking to the stage with her co-stars and preview a clip of the new film. This time she donned a pair of leather-look leggings and a jewelled bra, along with the recognisable angel wings usually seen at Victoria's Secret's sexy lingerie catwalk shows.
Addressing the young crowd, the actress then explained that her outfit was designed to encourage people to remember that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities:
"In Pitch Perfect, we're called The Bellas, which means beautiful, and we have a whole bunch of different girls in the group who are all different shapes and sizes and nationalities. I think one of the good messages in the movie is that you're all beautiful and that sometimes girls will look at Victoria's Secret models and think they have to model themselves after that, but I really don't think that's the best. Even though they're called models, they're not the best people to model themselves after. I'd like to encourage other girls to think that way, which is why I put [the word "think"] on my butt. It's about what's up here [points to her head] and not what's here [points to her bottom]."
You go Rebel.
Not a great day for Liverpool Football Club after it's being reported that forward Raheem Stirling could be in a substantial amount of trouble with his boss Brendan Rodgers after he was reportedly photographed taking nitrous oxide.
Images published today in The Sun appear to show the 20-year old taking the legal substance, which is more commonly known as laughing gas. This controversial incident comes just days after Sterling admitted to rejecting a new £100,000-a-week Liverpool contract in an interview with the BBC.
Speaking of the news this morning to the BBC, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is quoted as saying:
"I don't think it is something you should be doing, it's as simple as that," said Rodgers. We want players here who are super-professional and focused on their football - I know he is"
Taking account the fact that Stirling was photographed smoking a shish pipe in images that emerged just last week, it seems as though Raheem should reconsider some of his nights out for the time-being and concentrate on his day job!
|Lauren posted on 14/04/2015|