Politics

Scandal-hit Bell Pottinger faces final reckoning

Bell Pottinger, the big london PR firm torpedoed by its leading role in the Gupta/Oakbay Capital scandal in South Africa, will go out of business next week unless a last minute buyer is found. Its successful Asian business says it ...

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Bell Pottinger scandal shines harsh light on new-style PR

PR firm Bell Pottinger, found guilty by all parties, including the investigation it commissioned from a law firm, of engaging in unethical practices for the Gupta brothers in South Africa, has been drummed out of the Public Relations Consultants Association ...

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Ogilvy wins UK export drive and more from Vodafone

WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather is reported by The Times to have won a big new assignment from the UK’s department of international trade to devise and run a campaign – “Exporting is great” – to try to boost exports by ...

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Bell Pottinger scandal worsens as lawyers join in

Bell Pottinger CEO James Henderson (left) has resigned in the wake of the Gupta scandal – the UK PR firm has been accused on fomenting a fake news scandal to bolster the fortunes of the Indian Gupta family in South ...

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McCann’s FP/7 challenges middle-eastern stereotypes in new music video

We observed earlier that agencies need zero-based creativity in today’s marketing world – less fancifully, perhaps, that they need to take the work where they can find it. As FP7/McCann in Beirut is doing here with a music video, ‘Roman,’ ...

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Glen Campbell: the voice of a generation – and Coca-Cola

Did anyone have a better voice for commercials than Glen Campbell? Campbell, who’s died from Alzheimer’s, made this for Coca-Cola Japan in 1975. Lots of big stars made commercials for Japan – for cigarettes and booze mainly – back in ...

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