While some people in the world of PR are shying away from the
bright lights of TV (see below), others are actively seeking them
Craigie Taylor account director Tom Webb was outraged at a 1998 Channel
4 programme which offered Michael Portillo what Webb considered ’free
publicity’. So Webb contacted Right to Reply producer Steve Warr, and
went on the show to complain.
Such was his success, that he became a regular member of the programme’s
’viewer’s panel’. Hot on the heels of an appearance in November, Webb
last week presented a ten-minute slot complaining about his perceived
prioritising of entertainment over education in the car-chase favourite
Police, Camera, Action.
Webb is now considering a move into television presenting full-time, and
is open to offers. In the meantime, he is perfectly happy for people to
subject his PR decisions to the same degree of scrutiny he inflicts on
the nation’s programme-makers.
’TV dominates our lives. To have a chance to interact with it in this
way is a rare, fantastic opportunity,’ he gushes.