Tag Archives: Barack Obama

UK coalition government relies on pomp and circumstance to avoid meltdown

Iconic adman and three-time election-winning Thatcher adviser turned public relations oligarch Lord Bell, speaking at an IPA event in March 2010, summed up election strategy thus: if a country’s ‘feel-good factor’ stays above a certain level, governing parties win elections. ...

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Sorrell and Levy go head to head in the global networking stakes

WPP CEO Lord Sorrell (whoops, getting ahead of ourselves), Sir Martin Sorrell rather, was hobknobbing with 170 guests including bosses at Rolls-Royce and Unilever at the state banquet for president Barack Obama at Buckingham Palace the other night. Meanwhile in ...

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WPP set to buy Obama digital fundraiser Blue State Digital

WPP is close to a deal to buy Blue State Digital, the digital agency whose fundraising efforts headed by founder Joe Rospars helped to propel Barack Obama into the White House. Despite its political fame and a client list that ...

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Bolshie veteran Rolling Stone still rattling cages

Just as Rupert Murdoch’s Times newspapers are trying to usher in a new era of paid for digital journalism people are taking another look at that ageing hippy of the magazine world Rolling Stone. Founded by maverick publisher Jann Wenner ...

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BP’s Hayward and Svanberg are toast – what about Terry Leahy and Tony Blair?

BP CEO Tony Hayward, fresh from his more than uncomfortable meeting with Barack Obama yesterday, was eviscerated by US congressmen today (June 17). Hayward didn’t have any answers to aggressive but perfectly reasonable questions about BP’s lamentable safety record in ...

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