PR

Now Sorrell scores £28m News International in another closed WPP pitch

This is becoming a bit of a trend, News International has awarded its £28m ad account (does it really spend that much on external media?) to holding company WPP. WPP is to set up ‘Team News’ to handle News international’s ...

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Two cheers for RBS boss Stephen Hester

Well the bloke hasn’t had much to cheer him up recently, having lost a million quid bonus and been vilified by politicians of all hues, mostly for their own hypocritical purposes. Why hypocritical? Labour fuelled the City’s bonus culture and ...

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Costa Concordia disaster is a PR problem for the entire cruise ship sector

If only it were possible to blame the whole disaster on Captain Schettino’s recklessness on Friday 13th last, Carnival – ultimate owner of the Costa Concordia – would surely have succeeded in cauterizing a brand crisis of epic proportions quite ...

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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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