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UK PR agency seeks General Dogsbody for Tea Duties.

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Top UK PR agency, Just In Time PR, is hiring once again. This time we’re looking for a General Dogsbody for Tea Duties and a host of other mindless tasks. Your middle name will be ‘short straw’. Ideal Candidate So what are we looking for? The ideal candidate will have: A natural ability to lie and […]

PR guru sparks up cigar and blows up planet

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What do we do here at Just In Time PR? We stick companies in the news, that’s what. We’re the best goddam PR agency in town, too. Well Cinderford anyway. This morning we slam-dunked retail guru, James McGregor, into the Financial Times and Torygraph on the back of the Next results. Here’s what happened: 6:59am: PR […]

PR Clinic with public relations Agony Uncle, Dominic Hiatt

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PR Clinic: public relations Agony Uncle, Dominic Hiatt, gives Crisis Management advice to UK businesses Dear Dominic, I’m the CEO of a FTSE 100 company and am facing a spectacular shit-storm. A few weeks ago the wife sent me around to her recently divorced sister’s house to put up some shelves. When I arrived, the sister […]

BBC Breaking News, Virgin and the Hijack that Never Happened

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More #shitejournalism today, and this time from the online news desk at the BBC. Some guy gets arseholed on a plane on the other side of the world and wants to French kiss the pilot, or nut him. Either way, he ain’t tooled up and his feet aren’t on fire. Nut chutney It’s quickly evident that this […]

Prince of Wales: “Yetis have hairy bollocks”.

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The Prince of Wales has watched a bear do its business in the woods. The exact species of bear is unknown, but it was described by a member of the royal entourage as “boss-eyed and built like a brick shithouse”.

#AskBenFogle is the best bit of PR Ben Fogle could hope for

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At first glance, it’s easy to think that the #AskBenFogle hashtag backfired spectacularly this evening. Actually, it didn’t. Handled correctly, this total and utter balls-up is the best bit of PR young Ben could wish for.

Take your fairytale business world elsewhere

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I’d say I’m a typical small business owner. I work my arse off, drink too much, am borderline bi-polar, and am always getting bollocked for being “preoccupied” when I’m spending time with the kids.

Brand advocates? I’d rather employ thieves.

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I received an email yesterday morning from a company called Social Media Today. Jesus wept. They were inviting me to sit in on a webinar on how to ‘Transform Your Employees into Brand Advocates’. With the exception of James Caan’s Evening Standard column, I’ve never read such bollocks.

Business networking tips from a PR pro

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My networking day starts at around 6-6:30am when I roll over, break wind and place a perfunctory kiss on the wife’s lips. As if. She’s usually in bed with one of the kids because when I’ve been drinking, which is most nights, I apparently snore “like a bastard”.

MasterCard commits PR Hara Kiri.

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MasterCard (or their pr agency, or both) must be £%$^^£% nuts. The email (see Press Gazette) that MasterCard have been sending to journalists ahead of the BRIT Awards is full-on PR suicide.

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