As guest editor of the pick of posts about public relations this week, Heather Yaxley offers an eclectic selection of communication-related stories and news-linked items.
Guess who's been busy today mowing a stiff message for Trump under the Stansted flightpath... Please share and let's see how far we can spread the welcome!#climatechange #Trump #welcometrump pic.twitter.com/crnZo5rnDv— born_eco (@born_eco) June 2, 2019
The news release of the appointment of Sharon White, as incoming Chairman of John Lewis, highlights her career history and other credentials. Yet many media articles emphasise her age, educational background, race and gender. The Times digest reports: “Sharon White, 52, a comprehensive-educated daughter of Jamaican immigrants, becomes the first black woman to chair such a large British retail business". Other media focus on her £990k salary - comparing it to her current £275k remuneration at Ofcom, but not the £1.44m pay package of outgoing chairman, Sir Charlie Mayfield, or reported higher incomes of executives in the retail industry. There’s been no comment yet on the Twitter account of @johnlewis - who is “not a retail store”.
An interesting article at Which? on Backto60 campaign, described as “the unlikely group of campaigners in their 60s” taking on the UK government with a judicial review at the High Court this week for a fair state pension. See @2020comms.
"Although the object of the exercise was intended to be equalisation of treatment, in fact, what has happened is the reverse.".-Michael Mansfield QC https://t.co/rxFDHSRP2v— #BackTo60 #50sWomen #OneVoice #GreersLaw (@2020Comms) June 5, 2019
Until then I think these will be my last remarks about the book. I want to thank @naomirwolf again for being generous in scholarly disagreement. It matters so much to get these things right.— Matthew Sweet (@DrMatthewSweet) May 27, 2019
Without twitter, I'd just be a random guy with an econ PhD who knows a *lot* about the ATUS, the CPS, and Census data.— Gray 'serial millennial myth debunker' Kimbrough (@graykimbrough) June 4, 2019
With twitter, I'm engaging with journalists at the Washington Post, NPR, Vox, and the BBC. I'm sharing graphs with people all over the world. It's pretty great. pic.twitter.com/wDie79nB1X
A 17-year-old rape victim was NOT euthanised in the Netherlands.@euronews @Independent @DailyMailUK @dailybeast are all wrong— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) June 5, 2019
It took me about 10 mins to check with the reporter who wrote the original Dutch story.
Noa Pothoven asked for euthanasia and was refused (cont.) pic.twitter.com/e7PYQSCxG1
PR Place editor Richard Bailey returns next week with his usual round-up of PR posts and news from blogs and social media.