Increasingly it seems the rich have a dilemma. When does the reputational damage incurred by being hauled across the coals for using tax havens outweigh the financial benefits? Granted, siphoning wealth through a Maltese bank to buy a Lithuanian shopping mall isn’t exactly John le Carre levels of sinister. But when it happens to Bono […]
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Where were you on the day Donald J Trump released not quite all of the classified files on the JFK? It does not take a mind riven by conspiratorial angst to suspect that the president’s championing of the scheduled release of the million-plus page report on Kennedy’s assassination is a distraction tactic. But what from? […]
If the money’s flowing the questions stop. This was what precipitated the downfall of Bell Pottinger: the PR firm lost the plot over what its South African subsidiary was up to and see a toxic campaign ultimately reduced the behemoth to rubble. Similar dynamics are at work in the conditions that allowed 30 years of predatory abuse […]
The saga of #Baldingate continues to rage. Showbiz journalist Ginny Dougary claims Clare Balding’s PR team took heavy-handed liberties with her interview copy, removing unflattering sections and inserting self-promoting fluff. Balding and the editors of the publication maintain that the responsibility of the edit lay entirely in the hands of the magazine. We’d half expect […]
As the artificial mist from its post-conference grime party settles Labour’s proximity to power hasn’t seemed this real in ages. This is a remarkable turnaround for a party that only last year seemed utterly divided between the doldrums of the conference centre and the radical energy of the Momentum fringe events. How can the Tories […]
All that remains of Bell Pottinger is a burnt-out shell. Scraps will be salvaged and the less toxic parts could, with careful handling, be rebranded into something vaguely respectable. But the company as we know it has been read its last rights. Few will mourn. Stirring up racial tension in a country where sensitivities are […]
The Week, 6th September 2017 Mark Borkowski, founder of Borkowski PR, told the BBC: “If you are employed to manage a reputation and your reputation is shot, then it is not a good day.” Read the full article here.
BBC News, 6th September 2017 “If you are employed to manage a reputation and your reputation is shot, then it is not a good day,” said Mark Borkowski, founder of Borkowski PR. Read the full article here.
CBC News, 30th August 2017 “We’ve bought into the marriage of the young royals who are channelling their mother and channelling the fact that by hook or by crook their mom changed the Royal Family … forced them into a new way of communicating,” says Mark Borkowski, a British public relations expert who has worked with […]
The emerging scandal in South Africa involving PR giants Bell Pottinger, and the country’s most infamous family dynasty, is a spectacular emergency; if the global public cared more about Africa it would be a wildfire. Bell Pottinger dispute the allegations, but that hasn’t stopped them being found guilty of breaching the PRCA’s code of conduct. It has already […]
The emerging scandal in South Africa involving PR giants Bell Pottinger, and the country’s most infamous family dynasty, is a spectacular emergency; if the global public cared more about Africa it would be a wildfire. Allegations of race-baiting and shady dealings normally sink companies and governments; several have already gone here, and the Gupta family […]
GG2.net, 18.8.17 “I for one believe that there are lessons to be drawn from her life and from the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death.” The result was royals “having to become more professional, and having to take real control and take outside advice and better professional people,” public relations expert Mark Borkowski told […]
I’ve been going to the Fringe Festival for as long as I can remember. It remains the seminal arts event in Britain today, only behind Glastonbury in its symbolism. But this year, I couldn’t help but detect a lethargy about the place. There’s the usual press of bodies on the Royal Mile, as tourists, festival […]
The Daily Mirror, 03.08.17 Media guru Mark Borkowski says of CBB: “It’s such a last chance saloon, but also an opportunity to refocus on her. It’s a clever move and if the camera loves her and the audience loves her, she’s on a path to reconnect with the public.” Read the full article here.
It’s a curious thing, modern Britain. For almost a week, we’ve been openly discussing that great taboo, pay. for even longer though, we’ve been talking about sex. Not even the clammy, soul-cleaving let-down kind most Brits endure, but high-octane, tanned, effervescent and salubrious copulating. Mail mouthpiece Peter Hitchens referred to it in his column as […]
The Telegraph, 20.07.17 Mark Borkowski, the PR guru, said: “There are only two questions to ask about talent: do they provide value, are they at the top of their game? And secondly do the public like them, are they the brand that will bring more people to the channel? “If you are on a top […]
Something most un-British is happening in the national conversation: we’re talking about pay. The six figure salaries of top TV talent and the payslips of public sector workers are two very different issues. Yet both come down to the matter of value and worth. The BBC has been forced kicking and screaming to make the […]
‘How Louise Redknapp regained her mojo on Strictly after sacrificing her career for Jamie and their children’
The Daily Mirror, 06.07.17 PR guru Mark Borkowski believes this could be the beginning of Louise’s second wind – and that she could soon be commanding some very big figures with her talents. He says: “She will never be top of the charts again as she was but she’s going through another period and she […]