Best Quotes of August 2016: Pornography, disability, gender diversity and other topics ending in 'y'

PRWeek UK rounds up the best quotes of the month, including the titanic Rio Olympics head-to-head that had us on the edge of our seats: Team GB vs Leave.EU...

Disability quote

Sara Hawthorn of InFusion Comms says the industry needs to ask some tough questions of itself on disability

Advisory Adult Content

"It’s only a matter of time before the idea of consumer culture marketing and PR will spike in its use of porn"

Freelance PR pro Sam Narr has seen the future of PR campaigns

Owen Smith’s cheeky tweet referencing #Traingate – Jeremy Corbyn’s stand-up row with Virgin Trains

Consumer & corporate PR quote

Mark Lowe, co-founder of Third City, on why we should ditch the ‘consumer’ and ‘corporate’ labels in PR

Hacks vs Flacks

"How rude they feel they can be to PRs – it’s totally unnecessary and incredibly unprofessional. They aren’t the only ones that are time-poor"

PR respondent to the ‘Hacks vs Flacks’ survey on what they most dislike about journalists

Denise Kaufmann on Kevin Roberts

Ketchum London CEO Denise Kaufmann on how she felt about Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts’ opinion that the gender diversity debate is "fucking over"


"Influencer marketing is mostly still a ‘smash and grab’ exercise"

Philip Brown of social influencer marketing agency Come Round on the relative promiscuity (in brand-relations terms) of the ‘new influencers’

Mo Farah Rio 2016

Freuds’ Jo Livingston – Mo Farah’s comms aide in Rio – said the athlete’s 10,000m race was nearly as tough for his team as for the man himself

"No, we’re going to ramp it up"

Leave.EU spokesman on whether the Brexit group would abide by the British Olympic Association’s request that it remove Rio-themed social posts

Former Middle East journalist and Radar PR founder Raine Marcus on the corporate crisis comms response to modern terrorism

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