Public Relations

Robert Humphreys to step down from Parliamentary Beer Group

Robert Humphreys to step down from Parliamentary Beer Group

By John Harrington

Robert Humphreys is to step down from his role of honorary secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group after 21 years, which he has held since the group’s formation in 1993, the Publican's Morning Advertiser has learnt.

Ensure your CCTV is working and footage available to the police

Legal checklist: Dealing with a serious incident

By Poppleston Allen

Whether you operate a quiet country pub or a busy night-time bar, sadly there is always the risk that a serious violent incident might occur at your premises. Let’s hope it never happens, but having dealt with many such situations in the past, here are...

Legal tips: How to deal with negative press about your pub

Legal tips: How to deal with negative press about your pub

I am constantly amazed at the ever-increasing power that consumers have over the reputation of businesses in the hospitality sector. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago when I heard that a restaurateur was suing a blogger for remarks made online.

Luminar: under fire for flyer

Luminar slammed over 60p promo

By Lesley Foottit

Luminar Leisure has come under fire for an irresponsible promotion that claims to "specialise" in getting its customers drunk. A flyer for Liquid...

Banned troublemakers: identities protected

Pub photo-share warning

By John Harrington

The Government's privacy watchdog has urged pubs not to let the public see pictures of banned troublemakers. It follows concerns about...

Pubs could be forced to serve smaller measures under the code

Home Office surveys public on alcohol code

By John Harrington

Polling firm Mori surveyed 1,700 members of the public to gauge reaction to plans for the mandatory alcohol retailing code, the Government has...

PubAid: highlighting the industry's good work

Pub sector launches PubAid

By Ewan Turney

A pan-industry initiative to combat negative publicity surrounding pubs and focus on the good charity work they undertake has launched.

Shiel: missing London

Glass Half Full

By Ros Shiel

A former drinks PR's optimistic guide to life after redundancy.

Cooper: Tesco complaint lodged

Tesco drinks deal under fire


A Labour MP has sparked an inquiry into a drinks deal at Tesco, claiming it used "bait advertising" to lure customers in. Rosie Cooper, MP for West...

Ros Shiel: looking for work

Glass Half Full

By Ros Shiel

Former Beautiful Beer public relations manager Ros Shiel reflects on life after redundancy in her first Morning Advertiser blog. Days since being...

Councillors went beyond their remit

Court overturns suspended licence

By John Harrington

Magistrates have overturned a pub's licence suspension — saying it amounted to a punishment and had nothing to do with protecting the public....

Ros Shiel

Beautiful Beer PR goes as BBPA refocuses

By Andrew Pring

Beautiful Beer public relations manager Ros Shiel has been axed by the British Beer and Pub Association after members slashed funding for the beer image initiative.

For PR's sake

For PR's sake

How can you generate positive publicity yourself and when should you call in the professionals, asks Humayun Hussain The often-quoted adage of "any...

The art of spin

Do you need PR? - The art of spin

By Max Gosney

Spin doctors are not just for the likes of Blair and co. Max Gosney reveals how pubs can tap into the public relations machine to boost trade. After...

Make a week of it

Make a week of it

It's time to start planning for National Pubs Week in February 2004. Adam Withrington sees how to get the customers back after Christmas.As we hit...