The return of the PR stunt

The tradition of great PR stunts is evident when watching DJ Matt McAllister bulk up to wear 155 t-shirts  setting a Guinness World Record on YouTube.   Nearly at the half-million viewing figure, this is great promotion of Matt’s 99.9 KTYD’s Early Show in Santa Barbara.  Imaginative stunts are rarely seen today, but maybe social network media is the natural home for the skills honed by mastros such as Jim Moran. If the public relations community could come up with this type of creativity online rather than focusing on how to manipulate or defeat social networking, we might all have a lot more fun.

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Heather Yaxley PhD

Dr. Heather Yaxley is passionate about sustainable careers, reflective practice and professional development. I am a rhizomatic educator, practitioner, consultant, academic and scholar. As a qualified academic, I teach the CIPR professional qualifications with PR Academy and have experience teaching at various Universities. I run the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and my own strategic consultancy. I was awarded by PhD researching Career Strategies in Public Relations by Bournemouth University in 2017. I'm a published author, with books, chapters and academic papers to my name.