Skip header navigation

University of Stirling

×

Newspaper Article

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

Citation
Dinan W (2017) Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny. The Conversation. 27.10.2017. https://theconversation.com/why-pr-agencies-and-their-spin-should-be-the-subject-of-greater-scrutiny-83657

Abstract
First paragraph: It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottingercame crashing downearlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadn’t prepared a better crisis strategy to deal with the fall-out. You could also be forgiven for wondering why it was involved in work which ended up with it being widely accused of stirring up racial tension in South Africa. But Bell Pottinger was never shy of signing up controversial clients. It infamouslylobbied for former Chilean dictatorAugusto Pinochet when he wasarrested in Londonin 1998, held multiple contracts witharms of the Bahraini governmentand represented Asma al-Assad, the wife of the Syrian dictator.

StatusPublished
Author(s)Dinan, William
Publication date online27/10/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26075
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Publisher URLhttps://theconversation.com/…r-scrutiny-83657
Place of publicationlondon
ISSNNo ISSN
Scroll back to the top