The Rampart PR Blog
Since our launch, we’ve been getting on our soapbox about a number of issues relating to negative PR.
See below for a selection of our comments and blogs, or follow us on LinkedIn for our most recent rants. Of course, if there’s something you feel we should be commenting on, get in touch and we’ll take a look.
Tesco has seen its fair share of negative press in recent years – from the accounting fiasco to the timeless horsemeat scandal – its fair to say that they’ve struggled to keep their powder dry since 2014. Last week, Tesco announced that they’d be scrapping the...read more
Yesterday, Piers Morgan found himself in the firing line yet again, after tweeting the BBC’s highest paid talent list, ahead of the 11am embargo. In doing so, it derailed the BBC’s plans, and multiple media industry leaders took to Twitter to condemn Piers’ “naff,...read more
The Grenfell Tower fire is a national tragedy which has claimed at least 80 lives and displaced hundreds of people from their homes but, three weeks on, it is also showing signs of destroying the reputation of Kensington and Chelsea Council, with an overwhelming...read more
The clip of Professor Robert Kelly’s children bursting into the room during a BBC interview has been doing the rounds on social media over the past week. It’s now had hundreds of millions of views - and serves as a necessary reminder on how easily a big interview can...read more
The trend for companies taking a cheeky tone on social media is picking up the pace, with some absolute corkers from the likes of Tesco Mobile, Royal Mail and others in recent months. It’s refreshing to see corporates get involved in banter across social media - but...read more
The mainstream media is in the middle of an existential crisis. Inundated with accusations of lies, false-truths and deceptive content, gone are the days when something read in a newspaper was accepted as fact. Following a bold yet widely applauded decision by...read more
The David Beckham leaked email scandal is a wake-up call to the PR industry on the impact of cyber crime on celebrity reputations. Compared to his footballing peers, David Beckham has maintained an almost impossibly clean image in recent years. The fall from grace is...read more
In the media, complex stories are often distilled down to a simple good Vs evil storyline. Let's face it: it sells papers and it's easy for readers to pick a side. But, in almost all cases, there is more to the story. Those companies who come under attack when the...read more
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but before you relax too much, don’t forget the tips you learned in your crisis media training this year – as these poor unsuspecting souls did. Number 5) Cereal Killer Cafe owner vs. Channel 4 When you’re in the public eye, there’s...read more
It was the Dalei Lama who said “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” It is easy for large corporations to think that a small group of angry customers won’t cause too many issues, but time and time again, social media is...read more
After years of working with some of the nation’s top football teams, Sam Allardyce was appointed England manager in July this year, following the team’s abysmal performance at the Euro 2016 championships under the leadership of Roy Hodgson. But, just days after taking...read more
Judge Michael Chambers QC was damning in his judgement of Merlin Entertainment yesterday, saying the Smiler crash last June was a “catastrophic failure…a needless and avoidable accident”, resulting from safety protocols which fell “far short of required standards”....read more