This week’s PR news diary
Tuesday 11th – Expect more underground chaos (and more interviews with angry commuters and angry union leaders) as London Tube workers go on strike over job cuts and ticket office closures.
It’s also Safer Internet Day, with activities and events taking place across the UK. It aims to make the online world safer for kids to use.
Wednesday 12th – The Bank of England releases its quarterly inflation report.
Thursday 13th – It’s the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election. It’s a Labour stronghold, so normally it wouldn’t be much of a news event, but if Nigel Farage’s UKIP confirm poll predictions and take second place, ahead of the Tories, expect Cameron to take some media flak.
Friday 14th – It’s Valentine’s Day, named after the saint who invented petrol forecourt bouquets (no, not really). For PR folk far and wide, it’s the cue for a cheesy survey.
It’s not the most romantic tune, but Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ will be very popular with TV and radio news programmes on Friday, as it’s 30 years since Torvill and Dean won ice dancing gold at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics.
And it’s also London’s Autumn/Winter Fashion Week, showcasing the latest fashion designs across 60 catwalks. So pay attention and find out what colour’s the new black. Probably black.
Finally, it’s Random Acts of Kindness Week, although not so random as they’ve told us in advance – and it lasts for a week. But if you want to be kind, but your short of ideas, go to: http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/. Or send cheques, made payable to Emma Lister, to Aberfield Communications, Airedale House…