Tag Archives: coalition government

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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UK’s Mail on Sunday fails to cash in on News of the World demise

This weekend’s Mail on Sunday trumpeted its status as the UK’s top selling Sunday newspaper with just over 2m sales but that must be a crushing disappointment to Associated Newspaper executives who saw MoS sales briefly hit 2.4m in the ...

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PR disaster for London mayor Boris in Clapham

London mayor Boris Johnson is famous for busking it and came monumentally unstuck on a walkabout in riot-hit Clapham yesterday when local residents (Clapham is a mostly well-heeled suburb of London) gave him some stick for clearly not knowing what ...

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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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