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

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
Sticks and stones may break my bones
Sticks and stones may break my bones
We live in a world which is becoming ever more difficult to satirise. Reality now far outstrips parody for overblown [...]
June 14, 2019
They call it ‘the idiot box’ for a reason…
They call it ‘the idiot box’ for a reason…
The competition to become leader of the Conservative Party – and, by default, prime minister – is still in its early [...]
June 11, 2019
John Myers: a radio giant
John Myers: a radio giant
When I heard that John Myers had died unexpectedly, I felt more than the usual range of regretful emotions. It’s [...]
June 3, 2019
In commercial television, image is everything
In commercial television, image is everything
It was Andre Agassi who brought us the phrase “Image is everything”. He was chasing the corporate dollar of camera giant [...]
May 28, 2019
The Sky's the limit
The Sky's the limit
I’ve always been fascinated by the media. That’s just as well I suppose, as I run a reputation management firm. [...]
May 23, 2019
SALT to taste
SALT to taste
It was quite a week, even for a seasoned traveller like me. London to New York; New York to Los [...]
May 13, 2019
The Fragrance Shop: something stinks
The Fragrance Shop: something stinks
You may have read about or watched the story of Sanjay Vadera, CEO of The Fragrance Shop, recently. He appeared [...]
May 10, 2019
Guilty until proven innocent?
Guilty until proven innocent?
The brutal but surgical dismissal of Gavin Williamson, the secretary of state for defence, came like a sudden bolt from [...]
May 2, 2019
Tesla: Nice cars, shame about the bottom line?
Tesla: Nice cars, shame about the bottom line?
Tesla has just announced its first-quarter financial results, and I’m surprised to see the headline figures aren’t good: a loss [...]
April 26, 2019
All a-Twitter
All a-Twitter
Anyone who knows about social media would recognise Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter: unruly beard, black knitted hat, dark [...]
April 23, 2019
Shamima Begum: accused or outlaw?
Shamima Begum: accused or outlaw?
The Legal Aid Agency has announced that Shamima Begum, the so-called “IS Bride”, will receive financial assistance to contest the [...]
April 15, 2019
Assange: The Fugitive in Custody
Assange: The Fugitive in Custody
The decision by the Ecuadorian government to end Julian Assange’s diplomatic immunity and the Australian’s arrest by the Metropolitan Police [...]
April 11, 2019
Social Media: Who watches the watchers?
Social Media: Who watches the watchers?
Social media, and especially its archetype, Facebook, has had a difficult run of publicity over the past few years. The [...]
April 8, 2019