The Guardian prints the full speech of the new London mayor, Boris Johnson (wikipedia entry already updated), whilst there is video available at The Telegraph. This seems to have gone down well with the media, but it seems media relations minders have been controlling Boris’s communications very closely so far.
But to avoid the problematic pronouncements, Boris has been curtailed – so if someone is being so controlled can they be considered an effective communicator?
Ellee Seymour offers another PR angle on the Boris victory, questioning why few PR agencies backed old blondie.
Now the campaigning has stopped, undoubtedly it will prove harder to control the messages around Boris. That has to be a good thing though as real public relations should be more about building positive relationships. Whether the Boris camp, including his media and PR advisors, will be able to walk the talk remains to be seen.