Many thanks to everyone who came to the Mandate debate event last night and took part in our instant polls (run with handheld interactive voting devices from IML). As PR Week reports this morning:
In a poll of 200 comms experts taken at an event held by Mandate in Westminster, 45 per cent of comms experts said they thought Brown had received the best media training, while 76 per cent believed Cameron made the biggest blunder…
Mandate Communications chief executive Sacha Deshmukh said: ‘Everyone saw David Cameron poised in the starting blocks, but it seemed no-one saw he had tied his shoelaces together. He recovered slowly from some early blunders but by then Gordon Brown had established a consistent style. Alongside a strong performance from Nick Clegg, the Conservative leader was eclipsed.’
Some 62 per cent at the event believed this leader debate will have a major bearing on the outcome of the general election, while 80 per cent also said Tony Blair would have won the debate if he was still Prime Minister.
You can read the full PR Week story here.