View more on these topics

Wells Street Journal: Success at last as we hit the PR black list

Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me (well us, actually). Just five weeks in and the Wells Street Journal is gaining an impressively troublesome reputation among financial services flacks.

We hear  that PR firm Lansons sent out a fierce missive to all staff last week warning them to watch their  mouths when speaking to any reporters at sister title Money Marketing.

The reason? Well, senior staff are a bit worried about one or more of their underlings appearing in the weekly diary page which now adorns the inside back of the shiny new (ex-pink) magazine.

The good old PR rule of “all publicity is good publicity” has obviously gone out of the window. 

But it wasn’t always this way. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Before the old MM diary page was canned in 2008 (probably the least significant consequence of the credit crisis), the Farringdon-based PR firm might well have taken out an annual sponsorship, given the number of times its staff (well, a couple in particular) appeared within it.  

The recent staff warning came with an anecdote about how one young Lansonite had previously been stung by an MM diary piece after being photographed at a “scandalous” party.

Under the current editorial regime, we’d like to reassure anyone concerned that we’d never stoop so low. And in any case, we have far better and more interesting things to write about.

Follow the Wells Street Journal on twitter here 

Recommended

Pension-pot-700.jpg

The Retirement (R)evolution

What do the following and, if they have their way, many specialist annuity providers, have in common ? Lego, Apple, Marvel, Harold Bishop from Neighbours and Jesus? They all have the happy knack of coming back from the dead. Now it might be a tad early for such a grave prognosis of “commercial death” for […]

FCA-FSA-Building-700x450.jpg
2

The FCA’s emergency board meeting on closed book probe

The FCA has considered bringing forward its review of closed book policies and the fair treatment of customers following the furore over its media briefing on the review. In March, the Daily Telegraph reported the FCA was set to force insurers to review exit charges on all their legacy policies as part of a closed […]

General-Business-Handshake-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpg

Ex-Hargreaves analyst joins Parmenion

Former Hargreaves Lansdown analyst Meera Hearnden has joined Parmenion Investment Management as senior investment manager. Hearnden will report to the wrap platform’s managing director Peter Dalgliesh having left Hargreaves in January.  Hearnden says: “Parmenion is a fast growing business, with a solid reputation for its customer centric attitude and great technology.  It’s an exciting opportunity […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm

    Email: customerservices@moneymarketing.com