Tag Archives: Piers Pottinger

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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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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Some timely good news for PR group Chime as ad agency VCCP lands £25m Muller

Lord Bell’s Chime Comunications marcoms company has endured a torrid few months with various shareholders, including 20 per cent holder WPP, opposing his lordship’s plan to buy out the Bell Pottinger PR business and rumblings of discontent over the company’s ...

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WPP bid for Lord Bell’s Chime inches closer with more share purchases and second seat on board

For those who – like me – have been following the buyout shenanigans at Chime with some bemusement, the following item from Bob Willott’s Marketing Services Financial Intelligence will be of more than passing interest: Chime Communications confirmed yesterday evening ...

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How Chime will change if Bell buyout goes ahead

Summing up a satisfactory set of annual results, which had seen Chime pre-tax-profits climb 16 per cent, chairman Lord Bell (pictured) concluded: “The group is well positioned for the future with a very positive year ahead for sports marketing in ...

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