Tag Archives: PR

Exclusive! Outside Organisation’s Alan Edwards on why the UK PR business still needs the tabloids

Forget Max Clifford, The Outside Organisation’s Alan Edwards is the doyen of the populist PR world. Edwards began his career in the music business (like Clifford), acting for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and David Bowie before broadening Outside’s ...

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Bell and Pottinger’s buyout plan may open the door to a bid from WPP

Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was) and Piers Pottinger are reported to be organising a management buy-out of Bell Pottinger, the PR company they founded in 1989 when Bell left ad agency Lowe Howard-Spink (& Bell). Bell Pottinger, currently owned ...

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Why don’t the UK’s energy companies do what a retailer would do – lower their prices (or price increases)?

Centrica-owned British Gas is, we learn, planning to ‘ramp up‘ its marketing activity to try to counter the unpopularity it’s incurring for raising its gas prices by 18 per cent and electricity prices by 16 per cent despite making £270m ...

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Publicis Groupe claims top China PR spot with Genedigi buy

Publicis Groupe’s Maurice Levy said last year that he wanted 30 per cent of the company’s revenues to come from China and emerging markets and he’s obviously decided that PR is a good way forward, buying 400-strong Genedigi, which PG ...

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Cameron and Clegg’s crew get marching orders as NHS PR stunt backfires

It had to happen, the habit of politicians of marching into schools and hospitals to plug their latest policies (or in this case NHS policy rethink) has become a diabolical liberty. So Guy’s Hospital orthopaedic surgeon David ‘Bones’ Nunn gives ...

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