Samsung Galaxy Note 7….a crackingly brilliant crisis response or are they a bit burnt out?

If you haven’t heard about Samsung’s recent crisis, I’ll be surprised. Samsung recently recalled and stopped production of their new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone less than two months after they launched it. This smartphone was due to be their flagship device until reports came in that 35 of them had set on fire. Before they knew it, Samsung had a global crisis on their hands. But how did they respond & did they fall victim to the crisis response trap? Samsung chose to respond to this crisis by initiating a global recall of all devices. Only 35 of the Note…

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Student Survival Guide: First year of uni. Part one.

Let’s face it, there’s going to be more than one part to this post over time. I’ve got plenty of ‘experiences’ to share with you all. September 2016 was the month many 18+ year olds left their parents and headed off into the grand land of independence that is Uni living. Straight into high heels, copious amounts of alcohol, late nights and *lots and lots of studying (there you go parents and lecturers reading this). Independence, doing what you want, when you want. Perfect. But very soon the novelty wears off when you’re sat there craving Mum’s roast dinner with…

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Life update: Back to Uni & placement searches!

As this blog is called ‘Life of a PR student’ I thought I should update you lovely readers on my life! So, summer is over 🙁 I can happily say that this summer has been the best so far. I’ve achieved more than I could have imagined and it was a nice way to unwind after a crazy year. But for now, it’s time for me to head back to books and lots and lots of work. It’s back to uni time. Second year calls for double the work and placement searches! My degree is a sandwich course which means…

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Brangelina – the biggest thing to happen this September?

It seemed to be the biggest thing that happened last month. Wherever you looked, there were Tweets, Snapchats, Facebook posts, Gifs and Memes expressing the world’s shock that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had split up. This all happened when I was thinking of new blog post ideas. So, seeing as I am a PR student I thought it would be a good idea to have a look at the PR aspect of the breakup. Firstly, the Brangelina breakup seemed to dominate media and social media channels. The stories about world issues such as the Calais refugee camp, the civil war…

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When things don’t go as planned….

So, as many of my friends and family will know, I have had one of the best years of my life living it up in Bournemouth. Alongside the partying and fun, I’ve been studying at University. But, the year didn’t turn out as I’d hoped. Something personal happened that meant I needed to retake an exam during summer. The realisation that I had failed was something that was really hard for me to comprehend. More to the fact that many people pointed out to me that nobody fails University and it is easy….This really affected me and knocked my confidence. There…

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