This week in PR (29 September)

About the author

Richard Bailey Hon FCIPR is editor of PR Academy's PR Place Insights. He teaches and assesses undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students.

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News in brief

  • The struggles of Ryanair (everywhere) and Uber (in London) continue to dominate the headlines. Uber is appealing Transport for London’s decision and over half a million have signed a petition in its support.
  • Results matter, but there’s more to a football club than the performance of the first team. This report looks into the problematic relationship between owners and fans at Leeds United.
  • Bell Pottinger is not new news, but this inside account exposes the tensions that led to the firm’s collapse.
  • 2015 CIPR president Sarah Pinch has been named in the Top 50 Female Champions of Women in Business 2017


Pick of the posts

These are the editor’s pick of posts about public relations this week. Recommendations are welcome to

#prstudent #bestPRblogs

Here’s our pick of the best posts by those studying public relations and/or aspiring to work in PR.

  • Alex Slaine (Ulster, 2): Fake News and Democracy (26 September)
    ‘With fake news on the rise, it brings a new threat to political organisations and companies, placing a new pressure on PR professionals and news outlets.’
  • Orlagh Shanks (Liverpool John Moores, 3): Uber: A PR Nightmare (27 September)
    ‘If you ever need a case study on how to handle crisis management, or bad publicity, I’m sure Uber have a library full.’