Politics

European Super League: the anatomy of a PR disaster

There’ll be much poring over the entrails of the European Super League’s (ESL) failure to get off the ground this week – the biggest PR disaster in decades some think. So who was in charge of PR? Well the PR ...

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ESL collapses as dozy dozen retire to lick their wounds

That didn’t take long did it? Plans for the European Super League are in ashes as the six English clubs involved – Arsenal, Manchester City, Man United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool – scramble for the exit as the football (and, ...

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BBC goes completely OTT on Prince Philip’s death

Friday evening os it’s into the kitchen to turn on Iggy Pop on BBC Radio Six Music and it’s….Gideon Coe playing a succession of dirges to mark Prince Philip’s death. On Saturday evening Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Show is ...

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P&G turns to George Floyd issue with ‘widen the screen’

This seems to be P&G’s take on the George Floyd issue, timed, presumably, for the trial of policeman Derek Chauvin. Or the potential aftermath anyway. Inviting us to “widen the screen’ on the way we see things, race especially. By ...

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Google shines a light into covid vaccine murk

Google has clearly hit the right note with this new call to action – specifically inviting people to search for “covid vaccine near me” so they can get back to things they love. Normal life, that is. Juxtaposing popular pandemic ...

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Lincoln Project declares war on Rupert Murdoch, ‘the most dangerous man ever to cross our border’

Now that Donald Trump is out of office, campaigning organisation The Lincoln Project has turned its sights on Rupert Murdoch, who they say has “built his empire out of fear and lies,” “brainwashed millions” and is “the most dangerous man ...

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Publicis takeover rumours re-emerge – now it’s Vivendi

Speculation about a merger between French-owned marketing groups Publicis and Havas has re-emerged following a French media report. Havas pre-dates even the venerable Publicis although it’s now owned by Vivendi, controlled by French tycoon Vincent Bolloré (left.) Son Yannick runs ...

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