It’s Time for the Truth, Tony

June 17, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

Yesterday was yet another gaffe from BP, but thankfully it was not yet another one from the company’s CEO Tony Hayward. This time it was the company’s chairman who was speaking to the media for the first time. As he left the White House, BP’s chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said: “We care about the small people. … Read More

A Vital Week for BP – Will it Sink or Swim?

June 14, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

So the viral joke on the internet is that whether it be oil spills or footballs – England can’t contain either. After England goalie Robert Green’s disastrous mistake against the US on Saturday night at the World Cup – can England get anything right? For  BP there have been many weeks that have ebbed and … Read More

IEA Says BP Spill is a “Game Changer”

June 11, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

The last 24 hours of news reporting of BP’s oil spill in the UK has shifted from the devastation being wrought on the Gulf of Mexico into one where politicians and businessmen are lambasting President Obama for his “anti-British” rhetoric. A British backlash has begun. True this morning the BBC leads with the news that … Read More

BP: Bye-Bye Dividend Payout

June 10, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

What is being played out now is really quite astonishing. Just a few days ago, BP’s dividend was a seen by City investors as a line in the sand that could not – and would not be – crossed. For BP not to pay would be unthinkable. But the unthinkable is becoming thinkable and increasingly … Read More

BP: Brand Pollution

June 9, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

The general consensus – in the mainstream media and blogosphere – is that Tony Hayward is now toast. He will probably survives long enough to give evidence to Congress next week, but more and more people are betting he will be gone by Xmas. Obama banged another nail in Hayward’s coffin yesterday when he said … Read More

BP Manipulates the Web

June 8, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

The online public relations battle is hotting up. BP may be losing the twitter war but is doing its damndest to make sure it won’t lose the Google war. According to ABC News, BP has purchased several phrases on search engines such as Google and Yahoo so that online users get directed to the company’s … Read More