Bell Pottinger expelled from PR trade body after South Africa racism row

PRCA bans agency from membership for five years after finding it was unethical and brought the industry into disrepute

Bell Pottinger, one of the City’s leading public relations agencies, has been expelled from the industry’s trade association after an investigation found its secret campaign to stir up racial tensions in South Africa to be the worst breach of ethics in its history.

The Public Relations and Communications Association said Bell Pottinger was unethical and unprofessional, had brought the industry into disrepute and has banned the firm from its membership for at least five years.

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