17th Apr 2008, by Andrew Barr

10 Yetis Good and Bad PR - Thursday 17 April 2008

Good and Bad PR from Andy...

Good PR
Office of Fair Trading/Trading Standards gets the nod today thanks to all the clairvoyants, spiritual healers and psychics moaning that under new OFT rules they could face legal action from their customers if they give duff advice that the consumer does not like. Given that the majority of the people on the TV moaning about the news today seem to target the more vulnerable sectors of society with the twaddle I cannot see that this is anything but a good thing. BBC this morning showed a good example of a psychic telling a woman that her dead relative did not want her to move house! Maybe I am too sceptical but what a load of shizzle... you bizzle?

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Bad PR
Again, good PR for the OFT, but bad PR for the building trade. The Office of Fair Trading has named a pot load of the biggest building firms for colluding to rig prices. Shock horror! Given that the big companies are always moaning on about the smaller building companies giving the industry a bad name it just goes to show that maybe the bigger opeators need to get their house in order before they start throwing stones!

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