The PR Guru

November 4, 2010

Rugby star Joel Monaghan criticises social media for his own bad actions, rapper Lil Wayne released from prison with money making plans and The Wanted excite Twitter fans by asking them where they want a tour to go

Australian rugby star Joel Monaghan has apologised after being pictured simulating a sex act with a dog.

Monaghan, who has represented his country five times, was photographed in the act by fellow players during the Raiders’ Mad Monday celebrations.

The photo was reportedly posted on the internet on Monday before being taken down by the Melbourne radio station that had put it online. The action was too late with the image being re-posted through Twitter and it has been widely circulated in the past 24 hours.

“The fact that someone has sought to compound the situation further by the use of social media only adds to the trauma,” he said. However, he should have thought about that before he did it.

Monaghan issued a statement through his manager expressing remorse and disgust at the alcohol-fuelled prank.

His manager, however, did not stand up for him – saying that he can’t blame anyone but himself for an act of stupidity that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Flooding the Twitter trending topics in the US is the news that rapper Lil Wayne has been released from prison. The rapper stayed true to his image whilst inside, chatting to fans through his phone and saying that he was unnerved by the whole experience.

Now he is out he promises not to change his image or his music, but he already has plans to publish a book about his experience inside and a new album is in the works. Talk about knowing how to make money and to turn a negative experience into something positive.

All down to the typical image of a rapper I imagine.

In other news, The Wanted have already got fans excited about a tour before any real plans have been put in place. In a unique PR campaign the band have asked fans to tag tweets #twtour suggesting possible venues for them to perform at. Not only is this useful for the band to know where they have the most fans but it is also a way of getting fans talking about it and maybe even making news stories.

Another Twitter phenomenon.



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  3. Anyone know this guys home address? He needs a really severe bashing. If you see him in the street spit in his face

    Comment by Kernocker — November 5, 2010 @ 9:50 am | Reply

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    Comment by Nikmaya J — November 9, 2010 @ 10:33 pm | Reply

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