About Paul Blanchard

Paul Blanchard is founder of global reputation management practice Right Angles, host of the Media Masters podcast and author of Fast PR

2019 Articles

A mountain out of a McFlurry?
A mountain out of a McFlurry?
The discussion surrounding the departure of McDonald’s former CEO, Steve Easterbrook, has revealed a nuanced landscape. In such a space, [...]
November 5, 2019
It’s the end of the world as we know it… do we feel fine?
It’s the end of the world as we know it… do we feel fine?
No-one who lives in London would be able to miss at least some news content about the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations [...]
October 10, 2019
The privacy trial of the century
The privacy trial of the century
It’s finally happening: a showdown between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the British press. I wasn’t quite sure [...]
October 3, 2019
By standing up to its critics, the RNLI turned the tide
By standing up to its critics, the RNLI turned the tide
We Brits are a pretty generous lot, always happy to help out for a good cause. We’ve become used to [...]
September 17, 2019
Keep the customer satisfied
Keep the customer satisfied
Everyone is looking for the secret to success in business. Perhaps they always have been; Dale Carnegie was writing self-help [...]
September 9, 2019
The prince and the pervert: a cautionary PR tale
The prince and the pervert: a cautionary PR tale
The fall of Jeffrey Epstein has everything: money, sex, power, celebrity, glamour and danger, with a profoundly depressing tawdriness as [...]
August 19, 2019
By trolling Anthony Scaramucci, Trump has crossed a line
By trolling Anthony Scaramucci, Trump has crossed a line
When I woke up on Sunday, like a lot of entrepreneurs and people who work in the media, I reached [...]
August 12, 2019
Prosperity or pound shop? Our free trade future awaits
Prosperity or pound shop? Our free trade future awaits
Like most of us, I’ve been watching the new government in the UK with interest – and no small measure [...]
August 9, 2019
Enough buffoonery, Boris: it’s time for you to step up
Enough buffoonery, Boris: it’s time for you to step up
They say a week is a long time in politics. By that measure, this one has been longer than most. [...]
July 26, 2019
Private in the public eye? How a royal fairytale can turn into a nightmare
Private in the public eye? How a royal fairytale can turn into a nightmare
A lot of seasoned royal watchers predicted that Miss Markle would give the Royal Family a new edge, a modern, feminist twist and a dose of Hollywood fame into the bargain. It isn’t quite working out that way.
July 17, 2019
Pop Master: Longevity in broadcasting
Pop Master: Longevity in broadcasting
As some of you will know, I host a podcast called Media Masters. It really does what it says on [...]
July 4, 2019
Hide and seek? Adventures in Borisland
Hide and seek? Adventures in Borisland
No-one who has observed British politics over the past 15 years could possibly think that Boris is shy of the media or dislikes his face appearing on the news. What on earth is going on?
July 2, 2019
Getting a better deal for the consumer? That’s music to my ears
Getting a better deal for the consumer? That’s music to my ears
It’s hard to recall now how long we’ve been hearing that the music industry is changing: in flux, in transition, [...]
June 27, 2019
Fix the High Street
Fix the High Street
I spend a lot of my life on the move. I live near Milton Keynes, my office is in London, [...]
June 20, 2019