Tag Archives: Tim Bell

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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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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Now Bell Pottinger is dragged into the phone-hacking scandal as it tells News International boss Rebekah Brooks where to be arrested

Well this is all a bit peculiar and no mistake. The Daily Telegraph alleges that Lord Bell’s PR and lobbying company Bell Pottinger advised its client Rebekah Brooks (pictured), former editor of the News of the World, Sun and then ...

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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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Lord Bell rejects connection between Gulliford deal and VCCP’s easyJet win

Lord Bell, chairman of Chime Communications, has written to me regarding our story about Chime’s acquisition of Gulliford Consulting for a maximum price of £4.75m. We noted that Simon Gulliford, former marketing head of Barclays and Standard Life, had been ...

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Can Foot Cone & Belding (aka DraftFCB) ever recapture its past glories in the UK?

DraftFCB’s London outpost has been shuffling the deck chairs, promoting managing partner Sharon Jiggins (who looks after its Post Office account) from managing partner to managing director. But the agency, which is owned by Interpublic, looks further away than ever ...

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Chime’s Lord Bell on politics, acquisitions, HHCL and VCCP

Although he claims he’s an old fart and nobody’s interested in him any more, Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was in his Saatchi days) isn’t and people are. Now in his 70th year and recovering from a recent heart bypass ...

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