Thank you to all the PROs who have inundated PR Week with
photographs such as those featured above. But now the elections are
over, and Ken Livingstone is London’s first directly-elected mayor,
perhaps the deluge will cease.
For reasons best known to the PR industry, novelty pictures of Ken
throughout the campaign weren’t exactly rare. Sometimes, they were in
aid of a good cause, such as Action Research’s Touching Lives campaign;
some were shameless promotion, as in Nando’s chicKEN restaurants; and
others were just plain bizarre - thank you Worm Awareness Week.
And sometimes, it must be said, the pictures weren’t even particularly
What is more interesting to note is that while the animal changes in
every photo, Ken’s suit appears to remain the exactly the same. PR Week
hopes this situation will be rectified now that London finally has an
ambassador to represent it to the world.