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Bell Pottinger dumped by PR association, HSBC, over South Africa campaign

06:14 EDT 5 Sep 2017 | Yahoo News

Bell Pottinger dumped by PR association, HSBC, over South Africa campaignBy Emma Rumney LONDON (Reuters) - Leading PR agency Bell Pottinger was thrown out of its British industry association on Tuesday and lost global banking giant HSBC as a client over a campaign judged to have deliberately stoked racial tensions in South Africa. HSBC said it would no longer work with the firm following the news that it had been expelled from the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). South African investment bank Investec, mining company Acacia, luxury goods firm Richemont and smaller UK bank CYBG have also dropped their Bell Pottinger accounts recently.


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