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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

BBC Seeks to Appoint New TV Licensing PR Harlots


The BBC has defended plans to spend up to £2.5m on regional TV Licensing public relations over the next five years.

The TV Licensing Blog refers to TV Licensing public relations people as "PR harlots" and "deceit weavers", due to their propensity to spout complete and utter bullshit at the behest of the BBC.

A piece in today's The Times (subscription) reports that the BBC is seeking to appoint six regional PR agencies to preach the gospel according to TV Licensing.

According to the BBC, the successful candidates will act as "the face of TV Licensing in their geographical areas" and deliver a "strategic programme of TV Licensing communications". The new five year contracts are due to begin in April 2019.

The newly appointed agencies will be frantically turd polishing in London and the South East, the Midlands and East Anglia, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland regions.

The current contract holders are Fishburn Hedges (London and the South East), Grayling (Wales and the South West), Clark Associates (the Midlands), Finn Communications (Northern England), Smarts (Scotland) and Stakeholder Group (Northern Ireland).

A current TV Licensing PR harlot said: "The work of the agencies and the BBC’s TV Licensing communications team has been proven to bring in more money from TV licence sales than it costs.

"Those working on TV Licensing communications perform a completely different job to the BBC press office, including spending half their time on working with stakeholders such as money advice organisations to help people pay their licence.

"We will, as always, be looking for the best value for money in the procurement and we have kept the cost of these contracts down at the same level for the last decade."

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1 comment:

Fred Bear said...

I tend to think of the BBC as a desperate beggar, hooked on the TV Licence in the same way that a junkie or an alcoholic is addicted on drugs or drink. Giving money to the BBC just feeds its addiction. Best not let them have a penny - maybe one day they'll learn to stand on their own two feet and become respectable members of society.