Bell Pottinger

BN Confidential: Shades of Bell Pottinger's WMC tactics in explosive Facebook disclosures

Bell Pottinger might be dead. But the stink from its corpse still lingers.<p>This is a Biznews Premium article. Please login or sign up for a free …

Bell Pottinger

South Africa's treasury completes probe of alleged corruption involving state firms Eskom, Transnet

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Treasury has concluded its investigation of alleged corruption at state power utility Eskom and state logistics firm Transnet and will give the relevant parties two weeks to respond before making its findings public.<p>In a statement on Sunday the …

South Africa

South Africa's treasury completes probe of alleged corruption...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s National Treasury has concluded its investigation of alleged corruption at state power utility Eskom and state logistics firm Transnet and will give the relevant parties two weeks to respond before making its findings public.<p>An Eskom logo is seen at the …

South Africa

In brief: New branding for Buchanan, wins for Brazen and Jargon, Health Unlimited hires

Buchanan unveils new branding<p>WPP-owned financial PR specialist Buchanan has unveiled new branding (<i>pictured</i>) and launched a new corporate website. It …

Public Relations

PRWeek news editor to join health advisory body's comms team

The seasoned journalist’s job will be to protect and enhance the reputation of NICE and maintain its status as an authoritative source of information …

Virgin Trains

Nine questions about how (and if) the APPC-PRCA merger would work

The PRCA approached the APPC with a proposal for merger earlier this year. Details of that proposal have not yet been made public, but more details …

Public Relations

Unprepared boards play fast and loose with reputation risk

Reputational risk is different from other risks as it cannot be transferred. If a company faces the risk of an accident, insurance can be bought to …

Business (South Africa)

Prosek Partners names new London chief as Andrew Waterworth departs

The London office is now headed by Jonathan Hodgkinson, a former associate partner at Bell Pottinger who was appointed as MD at Prosek Partners last …

Los Angeles

Watch out for Bell Pottinger Part 2, cautions Pravin Gordhan | Saturday Star

In the week that the former president’s son appeared in shackles in the dock on corruption charges, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has …

South Africa

Gordhan says SA may be experiencing 'Bell Pottinger Part II'

JOHANNESBURG – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says South Africa may be experiencing what he calls Bell Pottinger Part Two, which involves …

South Africa

The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation

A P.R. company that worked with dictators and oligarchs deliberately inflamed racial tensions in South Africa—and destroyed itself in the process.<p>On January 14, 2016, four publicists from Bell Pottinger, one of London’s leading public-relations firms, flew to Johannesburg and met with a potential …

South Africa

Bell Pottinger worked for Guptas because they passed the KPMG ‘sniff test’ – New Yorker

Although Bell Pottinger employees were worried about the involvement of the company in Gupta activities, the firm continued to work for the corrupt. …

KPMG

Lord Bell Confirms Links to Gupta Propaganda Site Voetsekblog

(Photo: allafrica.com)The controversial Gupta-linked misinformation website, Voetsekblog.co.za, has at last been conclusively linked to Bell …

South Africa

Tony Gupta invented white monopoly capital myth; Lord Tim Bell implemented his vision – New Yorker

The New Yorker magazine has provided a fascinating glimpse into how the Gupta family worked with Bell Pottinger to incite racial hatred in a warped …

Jacob Zuma

How Gupta greed got reputation launderers Bell Pottinger to destroy their own reputation – The New Yorker

South Africa’s shadow government, Tony Gupta and friends, is the centre of an in-depth piece in The New Yorker magazine on how one of the world’s …

South Africa

Proudly South African ambassadors (with visas) flying the flag aboard

<b>By Alec Hogg</b>Flag map of the United KingdomHad a hamburger yesterday with a bright young South African who is in the UK for a few weeks. He wanted to …

Visas

Before Cambridge Analytica scandal, South Africa had its own social media propaganda crisis

<b>(Getty/Salon)</b><p>It’s not just the US: in South Africa, a PR company orchestrated a similar propaganda campaign<p>Koketso Moeti<p>June 10, 2018 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Recent revelations that the Trump campaign paid Cambridge Analytica to target potential voters with tailor-made messages have prompted concerns about …

South Africa

In brief: Halpern picks up Bumble, Tether takes new role, Bell Pott vet joins tech board

Halpern picks up Bumble<p>Halpern has been hired as the UK strategic comms partner to dating app Bumble. Jenny Halpern Prince, the founder of the agency …

Public Relations

News24.com | All races should feel welcome and valued in SA, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is worried about deteriorating race relations in the country, and has a specific message for white South Africans.

South Africa

S African journalists make Bell Pottinger defamation claim | Financial Times

South African journalists have sued Bell Pottinger for defamation over the defunct British PR firm’s work for the controversial Gupta business …

South Africa

News24.com | #News24 ICYMI: Van Breda found guilty; 'No conclusion' in SuperSport talks with Mallett, Willemse and Naas; and Royal wedding pics released

Rand is back to its bad old ways, Two girls killed in wall collapse in Durban and SA editors launch defamation claim against now defunct Bell …

Royal Weddings

3 SA editors lodge defamation suit against Bell Pottinger in UK

Ferial Haffajee, Peter Bruce and Adriaan Basson accuse Bell Pottinger of being responsible for some or all of the abusive tweets directed at them …

South Africa

SA Editors Lodge Defamation Claim Against AIG Europe, Bell Pottinger

Three prominent South African editors have lodged a defamation claim against AIG Europe, the insurer for now-defunct Bell Pottinger, over the fallen …

South Africa

SA editors launch defamation claim against Bell Pottinger over 'WMC' campaign

Defamation

News24.com | SA editors launch defamation claim against now defunct Bell Pottinger over 'WMC' campaign

The three are seeking damages in England for defamation and breach of privacy resulting from Bell Pottinger's role in the "white monopoly capital" …

South Africa

Boxing anyone? Battering of professions continues. Lawyers next.

<b>By Alec Hogg</b>Listening to world boxing champion Anthony Joshua last week was a reminder of how most immigrants measure success – through achievements …

South Africa

Bell Pottinger redux? Cambridge Analytica is dead, long live Cambridge Analytica

It’s official – scandal-plagued political consultancy Cambridge Analytica is shutting down. However, before you chalk up a victory for the good guys, …

Cambridge Analytica

Inside the Zuptas’ cyberwar on the truth

Propagandist cyber tactics planted during the Zupta era must be uprooted so that South Africans can assert that factual accuracy and truth matter. …

South Africa

Why the focus must shift to Russian cyber capture

The Russian president was not concerned about the facts. Putin had 'surmised that lies unite rather than divide Russia’s political class'<p>To support …

Social Media

Iraq Psyops Veteran Running Covert Attacks on Qatar

Steve Bannon, David Petraeus, and one of the world’s most controversial PR firms—they’re all part of the web connecting the Iraq war to foreign …

Middle East