PR agency Bell Pottinger has been expelled from a professional body regarding work it undertook in South Africa deemed to have “brought the PR and communications industry into disrepute”.
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Bell Pottinger, one of the world's most high-profile public relations companies, has been expelled from the industry's professional body after being accused of undertaking work in South Africa that was "racially divisive".
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) announced that Bell Pottinger would be stripped of its membership and blocked from rejoining for five years after finding the agency had "brought the PR and communications industry into disrepute".
The disciplinary action stems from work undertaken by Bell Pottinger for Oakbay Capital in South Africa, and resulted from a complaint by the country's Democratic A
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