Tag Archives: Tony Blair

Why will no-one tell the truth about News of the World phone hacking?

Well they just won’t will they? Here’s Roy Greenslade’s account from the Guardian today and he knows whereof he speaks because he used to be a senior editorial executive on the Sun (also, like the News of the World owned ...

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John Prescott lands a punch for moneysupermarket and Dare

Celebs are everywhere these days and former Labour deputy prime minister John Prescott (is he a celeb? Arguably) is performing for UK price comparison site moneysupermarket.com and its agency Dare. It’s not bad actually, certainly much better than moneysupermarket’s last ...

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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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Tony Blair's donation is a PR blunder

It must have seemed a bright idea at the time but it’s hardly surprising that Tony Blair’s decision to hand the £4.6 million advance and any profits from his autobiography to the Royal British Legion has attracted more criticism than ...

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BP’s Hayward and Svanberg are toast – what about Terry Leahy and Tony Blair?

BP CEO Tony Hayward, fresh from his more than uncomfortable meeting with Barack Obama yesterday, was eviscerated by US congressmen today (June 17). Hayward didn’t have any answers to aggressive but perfectly reasonable questions about BP’s lamentable safety record in ...

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Cameron under pressure over BP

One of the many roles of a British Prime Minister is to be Brand Director or Head of PR for UK plc, something which Tony Blair, for all his faults, accomplished rather well. Even Gordon Brown, never one of nature’s ...

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