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Thursday 17 June 2010 4.59pm
It is extraordinary that someone specialising in PR would say such inflammatory comments. Basically putting two fingers up at neighbours. How about bringing pressure to bear on the agency, publicising the owners attitude, boycotting where possible and a marketing campaign aimed at any high profile clients of said agency boycotting their products as well...

PR is a medical abbreviation meaning 'per rectum' btw.
Thursday 17 June 2010 5.36pm
Shades of the Waterloo Brasserie here methinks and we all know how badly that went for the PR company. Spa Way you say?
Thursday 17 June 2010 8.58pm
While Southwark Council are advising on acceptable colour schemes please can they do something about the horrendous bright lime green painting of a few of the archways on St Thomas Street. The colour is not in keeping with the majority of the colours used in the neighbourhood. Something reflecting the colours of the heritage of the area would be more appropriate.
Friday 18 June 2010 10.44am
As a PR professional (I'll ignore that dig JimG!) I've come across The Spa Way couple of times times. Rumour has it the company is supposed to be a really horrible place to work - very pushy and demanding. Hardly surprising given the owner's attitude in this. They have some pretty big clients though - WeightWatchers, etc so they must be doing ok business wise.

I agree the owners attitude is quite extraordinary. I had an evil taste--your-own-medicine thought: go around her house and paint it in some garish colour and see how she feels about it.....

Incidentally, PR Week, the trade bible, ran a piece about the tussle in its latest issue.
Friday 18 June 2010 8.47pm
I admit that I'm not that enamoured of the new fuscia lip-gloss trim on the building in question, but is it really that much worse than the bright blue on the building just opposite or the emerald green on the building the other side of Morocco Street? They all seem equally bright to me.
Saturday 19 June 2010 11.08am
below is the Pr weeks online article..its item number 2
Saturday 19 June 2010 11.39am
"It's our antidote to the World Cup. We have a large female contingent in the office and we love it"

Bet guys love working there.

A thoughtful, modern, non-sexist and neighbour orientated approach to the workplace.

Well done all concerned.

Don't forget - the SE1 website and its forum regularly comes out top in a Google search.
Saturday 19 June 2010 5.07pm
PR Week is the industry trade mag' and therefore earns its advertising crust from companies just like this one - ie even in a diary piece its not going to properly highlight a cock-up like this. Certainly, sending stroppy emails to the neighbours is an interesting campaign tactic for a PR company which supposedly specialises in crisis management and on its website recommends to clients "don't create enemies."
Sunday 20 June 2010 12.42am
It is a sad fact that 'PR' has changed - like so much, over the years - to the point where there are many [but not all] companies who don't really give a fig for their 'public'. They see themselves as 'superior beings' and look down their noses at we mere mortals.

In reality, many of them couldn't organise a urination ceremony in a Brewery!

Have a good weekend, folks :p
Sunday 20 June 2010 5.48am
I like the circularity of a PR company getting bad PR in a PR trade journal.
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