DIARY: Red faces all round as Yellow Pages use whitewash to blacken the good name of PR

Has anyone else noticed the vile slur on the public relations profession in the latest Yellow Pages commercial, celebrating 30 years of the tome?

Has anyone else noticed the vile slur on the public relations profession

in the latest Yellow Pages commercial, celebrating 30 years of the tome?



Each vignette of a famous moment from the last three decades is

accompanied by a witty category heading at the top of the screen. So

Eddie the Eagle comes under ‘life insurance’, men walking on the moon

under ‘travel agents’, and so on.



Demonstrating the finer art of ‘public relations’ is none other than

Richard Nixon, insisting: ‘There can be no whitewash in the Whitehouse’.



Surely this gross calumny on the noble art warrants a complaint to the

Advertising Standards Authority? Any takers? (Don’t worry, Nixon’s dead

so you can’t libel him.)



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