10 Yetis Examples of Good and Bad Public Relations - Monday 30th of July
Good morrow all, I trust you have all been obsessing over the Olympics like I have? It's Alexa here kicking off the week with some TeamGB good and bad PR!
Oh my, bad PR has to go to LOCOG today for their reported mess-up regarding the amount of empty seats at supposedly sold-out events. Despite TV images showing chunks of empty space at swimming, gymnastics and tennis, the London Organising Committee is insisting that the room is needed for officials and various people involved in the running of the event. This whole fandango has caused an international outcry because those who weren't able to get tickets feel hard done by and disappointed that people are allowed to take a seat from someone else and not even turn up. The press are reporting the issue with public sympathy in mind - not much is left for Mr Coe, whose job it is now to rope in as many people as possible. Good luck to him; Team GB's athletes need as much spectator support as possible.
On a more optimistic note, good PR goes to Rebecca Adlington and Lizzie Armistead who swiped a bronze and silver medal respectively in the 400m freestyle and women's road race. They are the first athletes to kick off Team GB's medal streak. Despite the press hoping for an Adlington gold in previous issues, they are reporting her third place swim with pride and are strongly encouraging more from the 23 year old. Despite all the G4S drama it's great to see that the media is firmly behind London 2012.
|Shannon posted on 30/07/2012. Follow Shannon on Google+.|