PR

Bell and Pottinger’s buyout plan may open the door to a bid from WPP

Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was) and Piers Pottinger are reported to be organising a management buy-out of Bell Pottinger, the PR company they founded in 1989 when Bell left ad agency Lowe Howard-Spink (& Bell). Bell Pottinger, currently owned ...

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The battle of Stephen Hester’s bonus is a PR disaster for all the parties

Well maybe not Labour leader Ed Miliband although it’s surprising that no-one has reminded him yet that RBS boss Stephen Hester’s generous deal at the nearly-nationalised bank was struck by former Labour PM Gordon Brown and chancellor Alistair Darling. And ...

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News International reviews £28m ad account – does this mean a Sun on Sunday is finally on the way?

It’s pretty hard to think of any UK company that’s been as deep in the mire as News International, the News Corporation-owned company that published the recently-extinguished phone-hacking News of the World. But News is reviewing its £28m account according ...

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Razorfish makes creative debut for Microsoft’s Bing

Everybody can make an ad these days it seems and Microsoft has turned to Publicis Groupe-owned digital agency Razorfish (which it knows pretty well as it used to own it) for its new TV campaign ‘Bing is for doing.’ The ...

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Now Google+ signs up David Beckham

Google’s latest social media foray Google+ has already done a good job of annoying competitors Facebook and Twitter, both complaining that the way it is incorporated in Google search results acts to their disadvantage. But the new service still needs ...

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Etam’s stripping models shock the Musee d’Orsay in Paris (the punters don’t seem to mind too much)

French fashion chain Etam decided to liven things up a bit in Paris by having three of its models disrobe in the posh Musee D’Orsay before making their inimically girlie escape. The museum authorities weren’t amused (filming isn’t allowed without ...

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