The Rampart PR Blog
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.
Should we be publicly held to account for comments made in private? Is it right that someone should lose their job because of those comments? Freelance journalist Selene Nelson pitched a series of articles to then editor of Waitrose Food Magazine William Sitwell...read more
Another day passes, another story of the apparently growing divide between Labour and its Jewish members emerges, but that is not what this piece is about. Upon reading most articles surrounding this, you may notice the conspicuous absence of a central figure: the...read more
PR Director, Emily Dent, spoke to Metro about the sexual harassment allegations against Ryan Seacrest
PR Director, Emily Dent, spoke to Metro about the sexual harassment allegations against Ryan Seacrest. Here's what she had to say: ‘Maintaining the efficacy of the #MeToo movement must rely to a large extent on maintaining its credibility,’ says Emily Dent, Director...read more
It is difficult to imagine that none of this fallout will affect individuals there on the evening, such as David Walliams and Jonny Gould. Indeed, David Meller has already decided to throw in the towel and whether minister for children and families Nadhim Zahawi will...read more
A new approach to media training has been launched by Rampart PR and its proactive PR subsidiary Uprise PR. Available for as little as £75 for an hourly session, one-to-one coaching can be carried out via telephone or Skype at short notice – cutting out travel time...read more
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