Jim Dunn, one of the best-known personalities in travel PR, has
been taken on by his long time friend and former rival Bronwyn Gold
Dunn, who sold his agency TPS to Shandwick in 1990, joins Gold Blyth’s
agency BGB Associates this week as a director.
He will work alongside Gold Blyth and fellow directors Debbie Hindle and
Francis Armitage, as well as two associate directors Jo Heyes and Sonia
Dunn will have an open brief, said Gold Blyth, which will cover new
business and existing BGB clients including the Australian Tourist
Commission and travel agent Lunn Poly.
’Jim and I have pitched against each other many times so it’s great to
have him here now,’ said Gold Blyth.
Dunn started TPS in 1970 - the first PR agency which specialised in
travel clients. He sold it to Shandwick in 1990, but stayed on as
chairman and chief executive.
In October last year, Dunn announced that he would be leaving TPS early
in 1997. The news coincided with Shandwick’s decision to rebrand TPS and
two other PR agencies as Shandwick Public Relations.