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BP tries to plug Florida gusher – not oil but advertising money

Florida governor Charlie Crist and state agency Visit Florida are demanding another $50m from stricken oil giant BP to persuade potential tourists that it’s business as usual on his state’s white beaches. But BP, which has coughed up $25m already, ...

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Larry King steps down, will Piers Morgan step up?

CNN’s Larry King is finally retiring after 25 years of Larry King Live in which period the irascible presenter has interviewed everyone from rappers to presidents. His final week included Lady Gaga and Barack Obama. Inevitably there is huge speculation ...

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B-M unveils Brand Vulnerability Index

With BP’s environmental, financial and PR disaster at Deepwater still much in the public’s minds, it’s perhaps no surprise that Burson-Marsteller has produced a Brand Vulnerability Index, which outlines the issues preoccupying more than 3000 non-governmental organisations across the world. ...

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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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Cameron under pressure over BP

One of the many roles of a British Prime Minister is to be Brand Director or Head of PR for UK plc, something which Tony Blair, for all his faults, accomplished rather well. Even Gordon Brown, never one of nature’s ...

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Tony Hayward or Willie Walsh – which CEO’s in the firing line first?

Well they surely can’t both survive can they? Hayward’s BP and Walsh’s British Airways are two of Britain’s most important companies but both CEOs are in the mire up to their armpits. Hayward is plain unlucky. Having taken over from ...

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What do BP’s problems and Chevrolet account switch have in common?

Arguably they both point to the occasional, but persistent, problem of doing business in the US. BP is receiving a terrible kicking from various American legislators and government types, starting with president Obama. So it should, you may say, as ...

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Now BP is asked to fund Gulf tourist campaigns

Cleaning up an oil spill, especially one on a truly epic scale, is an expensive business as Gulf of Mexico perpetrator BP is finding out. Now the oil giant, which is already facing clean-up bills running into billions and the ...

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