GPC gives media role to ex-Turner director Sowells

GPC has recruited Turner Broadcasting public affairs director David Sowells to head a new practice advising media clients and handling media relations for existing clients.

GPC has recruited Turner Broadcasting public affairs director David

Sowells to head a new practice advising media clients and handling media

relations for existing clients.



He will be an associate director, reporting to managing director Peter

Bingle.



He spent two-and-a-half years at CNN parent company Turner. He is also

vice-chairman of industry lobbying body the Satellite and Cable

Broadcasters’ Group, although he will stand down in January when he

joins GPC.



Prior to joining Turner in 1997, Sowells worked with Bingle at The

Communication Group. Before that he worked for Nick Brown, then shadow

treasury minister, in shadow chancellor Gordon Brown’s team.



He will initially head a team of six at GPC, though the three most

senior staff, including Bingle, will also work on non-media practice

clients.



Sowells said: ’Media and communications is an area GPC has looked at

moving into for some time. My experience at Turner should help us

establish the practice.’



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