Clients dump Bell Pottinger amidst claims of unethical behaviour

A hearing by the British Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) into the conduct of the British PR company Bell Pottinger is underway.

Bell Pottinger has admitted to conducting a PR campaign on behalf of the Guptas that was found to be offensive. The company is accused of using issues around race to defend the Gupta family.

EWN UK Correspondent, Gavin Grey, says the hearing which is significant to the company's future, is being held behind closed doors.

It might take several days or even weeks before we find out the decision.

Gavin Grey, EWN UK correspondent

There are reports that Bell Pottinger has lost clients because they don't want to be associated with a company that is itself making the news.

Gavin Grey, EWN UK correspondent

There are other reports that some PR agencies believe that it is so bad for the industry they would rather see the firm voluntarily just disappear.

Gavin Grey, EWN UK correspondent

Listen to the rest of the interview below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'ANC has to change or it will die' – anti-apartheid activist Lord Peter Hain

'ANC has to change or it will die' – anti-apartheid activist Lord Peter Hain

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews anti-apartheid activist and British Labour Party politician Lord Peter Hain.

Stephen's infamous Gupta interview got a brief mention in BBC doccie

Stephen's infamous Gupta interview got a brief mention in BBC doccie

Stephen Grootes chats to Xolani Gwala and rehashes last year's incident, following a BBC Radio 4 documentary about Bell Pottinger.

[LISTEN] Word of the Day with Xolani: Gupta questions "authenticity" #Guptaleaks

[LISTEN] Word of the Day with Xolani: Gupta questions "authenticity" #Guptaleaks

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, Gupta denies claims surrounding a campaign with PR firm Bell Pottinger.

Guptas deny Bell Pottinger links in exclusive BBC interview

Guptas deny Bell Pottinger links in exclusive BBC interview

The family spoke via their spokesperson, Gary Naidoo who claims the Gupta's were not involved in pushing the 'WMC' narrative.

SA expats to picket outside Bell Pottinger's UK offices

SA expats to picket outside Bell Pottinger's UK offices

The UK agency is accused of stirring racial tensions in South Africa after its public relations work for infamous Gupta family.

News quiz crossword 14 July

News quiz crossword 14 July

Can you get all 10 clues from this week's news crossword quiz?

Bell Pottinger founder Lord Bell claims he warned against ‘smelly’ Gupta account

Bell Pottinger founder Lord Bell claims he warned against ‘smelly’ Gupta account

Lord Bell left the agency last year, claiming the Oakbay account played a large role.

ANC leaders involved in state capture won’t be protected - Cyril Ramaphosa

ANC leaders involved in state capture won’t be protected - Cyril Ramaphosa

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews EWN reporter Clement Manyathela.

Read all the #GuptaLeaks? Ain't nobody got time for that! Here’s a summary…

Read all the #GuptaLeaks? Ain't nobody got time for that! Here’s a summary…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks an amaBhungane investigator to summarise revelations from the “gift” that keeps on giving.

Ramaphosa: State capture looters must be brought to book and monies recovered

Ramaphosa: State capture looters must be brought to book and monies recovered

The Deputy President was in full campaign mode and also guarded against the SACP leaving the tripartite alliance.

Popular articles
'It's unacceptable that government officials pay R75 for luxury apartments'

'It's unacceptable that government officials pay R75 for luxury apartments'

IFP national spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa says the party is calling for a review of these rates that are a cost to taxpayers.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

[WATCH] Sars boss confusing, evasive testimony at Nugent Commission

[WATCH] Sars boss confusing, evasive testimony at Nugent Commission

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

Getting drunk improves creative problem solving - Harvard Business School

Getting drunk improves creative problem solving - Harvard Business School

Bruce Whitfield asks branding and advertising expert Andy Rice about a peculiar study that has creatives reaching for the tequila.