Tag Archives: Lord Bell

War breaks out at Bell Pottinger over Gupta campaign

Britain’s biggest PR firm, Bell Pottinger, 25 per cent owned by Chime Communications in which WPP is a substantial shareholder, is embroiled in a life-threatening row over its work for the controversial South African Gupta brothers who have prospered mightily ...

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Lord Bell quits Bell Pottinger for new frontières

Lord Bell (Tim to you and me) is quitting as chairman of PR firm Bell Pottinger to set up a new outfit, Sans Frontières. By the sounds of it Sans Frontières will roam the wilder shore of PR and communications, ...

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Bell Pottinger spin drama isn’t resolved yet

Tim Bell’s getaway plane has received permission to take off from the control tower and is now taxiing down the runaway. But will it actually manage lift off, or be bought back to earth with a pancake landing? Sadly, we’ll ...

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Lord Bell to exit Chime as he ties up £20m PR deal

One of the oddest deals of the year has come to fruition with confirmation that Lord Bell (left), chairman of Chime Communications, the UK marcoms company he founded in 1989, has secured board approval to buy the various Bell Pottinger ...

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While we’re still waiting for 2012’s big deal WPP snaps up French data firm

WPP is to buy a majority stake in French digital data and campaign technology marketing group Predictys. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Grenoble, Predictys has a co-operative database which includes information from 140m opted-in consumers sourced from about 25 ...

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