Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we confront PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at Conor McGregor’s latest antics, Al Iaquinta fights the power plus celebrity and political hijinx.
Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill special guest John S. Nash and myself with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports.
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You’re WME-IMG. UFC fighter Al Iaquinta celebrated his victory over Diego Sanchez by tweeting “Hey @UFC go fuck yourself”. He clarified his statement on the MMA Hour, “The whole bonus thing is just ridiculous. The fact that they’re giving $50,000 bonuses, it’s like their little way to control everybody.” What is your best PR reply to his reaction?
You’re Conor McGregor. You wanted the world to know, live and in public, if you will, that you were the Bull of the Woods. Petulantly posturing on the hood of a Rolls Royce you didn’t own. Trashing a hotel room and allegedly leaving behind used canisters of laughing gas AKA hippie crack. With legal action under consideration from both the hotel and car owner, how do you handle these kerfuffles while keeping your sack intact, Mac?
You’re the Madison Club of Coachella Valley. After a stay with you, Drake left a review on Twitter, “The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling” He deleted the tweet after it receive two hundred thousand likes, negative Yelp reviews, and the ire of Twitter. Is it time to Jodeci “Cry For You” since he didn’t do things you want him to?
You’re Hillary Clinton. The new tell-all book SHATTERED: INSIDE HILLARY CLINTON’S DOOMED 2016 CAMPAIGN claims you were the “core problem” of your campaign. Does your reputation demand a reply and if so, why?
TEACHABLE MOMENT: You’re a college campus that received a pro-Trump demonstration permit request. In wake of the Berkeley Riots, what measures are you taking to prevent free speech from erupting into violence?
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