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

Morality matters: How tolerant are we of intolerance?
Morality matters: How tolerant are we of intolerance?
To boycott or not to boycott? It’s a very live issue. The BDS movement – boycott, divestment, sanctions – which [...]
April 5, 2019
Rhod Sharp: 25 years of Up All Night
Rhod Sharp: 25 years of Up All Night
As presenter of the Media Masters podcast, I have met some extraordinary journalists from print, television and radio. But one [...]
March 27, 2019
Horrible bosses: How retailers can clean up their image
Horrible bosses: How retailers can clean up their image
It seems like a case of “another day, another scandal” in the retail industry at the moment. This time it’s [...]
March 7, 2019
Video killed the radio star – is it TV’s turn for the chop?
Video killed the radio star – is it TV’s turn for the chop?
I read the news about the proposed merger of BBC and ITV today with interest. The new service – apparently [...]
February 27, 2019
Email to the Independent Group
Email to the Independent Group
To: Independent Group members From: Paul Blanchard Date: February 23, 2019 Subject: Strictly confidential: PR advice for your new party [...]
February 23, 2019
You couldn’t make it up! The rise of the ‘robo-writer’
You couldn’t make it up! The rise of the ‘robo-writer’
A recent news story about political donations to Australia’s political parties isn’t normally something to grab my attention, but this [...]
February 12, 2019
You can’t manage your reputation by gagging the press, Cheryl
You can’t manage your reputation by gagging the press, Cheryl
When it comes to reputation, celebrities can usually do one of two things: they can enlist the services of a [...]
January 30, 2019
Is Chris Evans ushering in an ad-free future?
Is Chris Evans ushering in an ad-free future?
According to the media and people hipper than me, we’re going through a bit of a 90s revival in music [...]
January 29, 2019
Gillette needs to sharpen up if it wants to stop ‘toxic masculinity’
Gillette needs to sharpen up if it wants to stop ‘toxic masculinity’
You’re looking sharp. You’re looking good. You’ve come so far. Clean-cut, handsome alpha males do lots of photogenically masculine things. They [...]
January 18, 2019