PR

Facebook war with Google lands Burson-Marsteller in the mire – again

WPP-owned PR giant Burson-Marsteller, headed by CEO Mark Penn, is no stranger to controversy (and worse) and its muscular attitude to helping its clients is once again in the spotlight as it’s being roundly criticised for running a smear campaign ...

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Olympics expert Jon Tibbs wins Manchester United PR challenge

You wouldn’t think Manchester United would be much of a challenge, heading for a record 19th UK Premiership title and more than half-way to this year’s Champion’s League final at Wembley but it undoubtedly is. The reason, of course, is ...

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Matthew Freud seals £40m buy-back deal from Publicis – but what’s the restless PR maven going to do next?

Well that’s the obvious question isn’t it? Matthew Freud has just forked out about £40m to buy back Publicis Groupe’s 50.1 per cent stake in his UK PR firm Freud Communications (the second time he’s extricated himself from a marcoms ...

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Now WPP’s lawyers go into battle against Edelman top duo in Australia

Forget about advertising, the best account in the business at the moment is acting for WPP against the huge marcoms group’s former employees. Fresh from winning a fight with UK agency marriage counsellor Oystercatchers over its plan to start a ...

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UK PM David Cameron’s all over the place, send for a spin doctor!

He’s just acquired another one of course in former BBC producer Craig Oliver but the consensus (and it’s early days so far) is that Oliver is useless. More noted for the array of technology he carries with him than any ...

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