From Feedback - Should Bell Pottinger handle Bahrain comms?

Bell omitted to tell readers about Bahrain.

We note that Lord Bell named The Really Ethical PR Agency ('Letter of the Week - Criticism of me and my firm is completely without foundation',, 1 April), listed a number of 'good' accounts he has worked on and mentioned a factual error made by BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

However, he omitted to mention what we sought to publicise and which PRWeek reported (25 February): that in the face of irrefutable evidence of the Bahraini government's violent and murderous suppression of ordinary citizens campaigning for democracy, Lord Bell's Bell-Pottinger continues to hold the Bahraini government's account.

R Read

Government strategy on NHS reforms is lacking

If Matt Tee, with his health comms background, were still in Whitehall, he would surely be writing this one up as a classic 'how not to'. ('Gov't communication of NHS reforms failing to support change, claims report',, 1 April).

Even assuming, for the moment, Andrew Lansley has a coherent tale to tell, the sheer lack of strategic thinking behind the message is impressive.

David Walker

Human interest is what marathon is all about

Peter Gilheany has got it exactly right ('Charities told to 'think beyond' quirky costumes for London Marathon',, 29 March), the 'quirky' running costumes route had turned into an 'arms race'.

I believe people appreciate and are more interested in a human interest story rather than seeing someone sweating inside a giant Winnie the Pooh costume.

Chris Morris.

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