Tag Archives: Peter Mandelson

Peter Mandelson’s Global LLP deal with WPP spins off to a good start

One WPP investment that looks to be paying off is Peter Mandelson’s Global Counsel LLP, a limited partnership that aims to help companies expand in new markets. WPP took a minority stake in the business formed by the former business ...

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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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Early death of Philip Gould reminds us of the days when admen ruled the UK political world

And Philip Gould (latterly Lord Gould) wasn’t even a particularly famous adman before he was chosen by New Labour presiding genius Peter Mandelson (later Lord…etc, etc) to be the about-to-be-revived party’s opinion pollster (usually focus groups) and sage. Gould died ...

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Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the Labour Party conference – was this the day the wheels came off the News Corporation chariot?

The scene was Brighton, England and embattled UK prime minister Gordon Brown had just tried (and mostly failed) to rally his battered troops. Leading Labour politicos at the party conference were no doubt looking forward to a few sustaining snifters ...

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Five things you didn’t know about advertising agencies: 1990s (1)

1/ The 1990s was the decade that the tide turned for ad agencies and the business is still trying to recover from the reverses it suffered. Advertising, or paid-for promotion as we might call it, is actually booming; the biggest ...

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More bad news for Andrew Gowers as BP looks for PR supremo

PR has proved to be something of a vale of tears for former Financial Times editor Andrew Gowers. First he joined Lehman Brothers shortly before the US investment bank imploded in 2008 and then he took up the reins as ...

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