Tag Archives: sports marketing

IAAF’s Lord Coe still needs to clarify role at Chime’s CSM

Chime Communications, sold to US private equity outfit Providence for £374m last year (WPP retains a 20 per cent stake), began as ad agency Lowe Howard-Spink and Bell before morphing into a PR group, headed by Lord Bell. Now, following ...

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Can Lord Coe lead the BBC and Chime sports?

Amid all the speculation about (Lord) Sebastian Coe (left) succeeding Lord Patten as chairman of the BBC Trust – the body that’s supposed to oversee the Corporation but doesn’t really – the fact that Coe has another job, executive chairman ...

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Chime in another controversial deal as it buys Lord Coe’s sports company for £12m

Much muttering in UK adland today about mini-marcoms group Chime Communications’ purchase of (Lord) Sebastian Coe’s sports consultancy company Complete Leisure Group for a reported £12m. Coe (left), who was chairman of the London Olympics, owns 90 per cent of ...

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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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WPP’s Sorrell opposes Bell and Pottinger’s PR buyout plans

Sir Martin Sorrell (pictured), whose WPP marcoms group owns 18 per cent of old colleague Lord Bell’s Chime Communications, says he opposes the plan by Lord Bell and other senior managers including Piers Pottinger, to buy out parts of the ...

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The real story behind the Bell Pottinger buy-out leak

How ironic, you might think, that a momentous development at the UK’s leading PR company should only come to light through an untimely leak. Lord Bell (pictured) and Piers Pottinger, respectively chairman and deputy chairman of Chime Communications, are plotting ...

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