Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lie - Newcastle United Don't Need Any PR

In February 2009, in a meeting with the NUSC Derek Llambias said
“Do we need to spend £200k a year on PR? We did have a PR agency, they’ve just been fired”.
It would seem that the problem wasn't with PR itself, just with who was providing it.  Now that Mike Ashley owns a PR company of his own called Keith Bishop Associates, we can see in the accounts exactly how much has been paid to them.

Keith Bishop Associates accounts, 2017

So, not only was it a lie that the owner didn't perceive PR as a necessary cost, PR costs have more than doubled to over half a million pounds and Mike Ashley owns the company in receipt of these payments.