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Minimalist bus shelter effort fight back by Barclays

by on July 18, 2012

You have to feel for those poor bankers, being asked to justify their zillion pound bonuses when confronted with the minor inconveniences they’ve caused that have impoverished most of the Western World (apart from them, of course).

And Barclays is in the frame for its role in the Libor interest rate fixing scandal.

Barclays has pulled all its UK advertising in the wake of this and the departure of CEO Bob Diamond. But a friend in the outdoor biz has sent me this minimalist bus shelter effort. I expect agency BBH will be entering it for all the appropriate awards (best use of irony in financial services?). [more…]

When is Mervyn King resigning? Did he know what was going on and keep quiet, or did he not know what was going on?

by on July 3, 2012

"So as one looter was given four months for stealing two bottles of water, the average banker would be jailed for around eight billion years, though obviously they could be out in four billion for good behaviour"
No more 'Master of the Universe.'   Bob Diamond has resigned as Chief Exec of Barclays. Chairman Marcus Agius will return to lead search for new head
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  • When is Mervyn King resigning? Did he know what was going on and keep quiet, or did he not know what was going on? Prepare for a cosy little media/banking/political class stitch up - the first sign of which is Diamond's hurried removal. 'Club Rules, you see, old chap'

  • No clear succcessor
  • 'A boardroom in chaos and turmoil'


PR problems : Barclays and Ryanair stuff up on service – again

by on June 12, 2012

Readers must be sick and tired of hearing problem service stories!

However, these two stories are close to our hearts and they personify the total lack of interest which exists in some parts of two major organisations, Barclays and Ryanair. [more…]

Join top retailers in historic Dragon Boat race to raise money for Retail Trust

by on May 28, 2012

With up to 35 boats tearing through the Leith Docks in Edinburgh on Saturday 23 June, Dragon Boats 2012 will be Scotland’s biggest ever event to raise funds for charities including Retail Trust, the only charity that looks after the needs of all three million people in retail.


‘Maximise and communicate research insights through video’ / BskyB and Barclays to guest speak at VPI conference 2012

by on April 1, 2012

Vox Pops International have announced their annual conference will be taking place at the  British Film Institute on London’s Southbank. London, 19th April 2012 , 1:30 pm - 4:30pm

Guest speaker ..Roy Hammond, Senior Insight Manager at Barclays. (pictured)


New Video Research with the Over Fifties from Vox Pops International

by on March 14, 2012


Who wants to win a day of Voxpops? / Sign up for the Vox Pops Conference

by on February 27, 2012

Maximise & Communicate Research Insights through Video
at the British Film Institute on Thursday 19th April 2012 1.30-4.30pm

Featuring guest speakers from Barclays and BskyB