Rebekah Brooks appoints Bell Pottinger boss

The high-profile executive at the centre of the News of the World phone-tapping controversy has appointed the boss of Nintendo’s UK PR firm to handle her media needs going forwards.

BrandRepublic reports that Bell Pottinger boss David Wilson will handle all press enquiries for Brooks following her arrest at the weekend and her upcoming appearance in front of MPs.

I was called on Saturday by Rebekah’s lawyer Stephen Parkinson to make sure that her position is communicated clearly during a time that is obviously very traumatic for her,” Wilson said.

There’s been no talk of the contract being long-term – although at the moment I am working fulltime in the role.”

Wilson was also involved in a PR capacity in the team who handled thae aftermath of the Madeleine McCann abduction.

Other Bell Pottinger clients include Cadbury, Emirates, HP, Kelloggs, McAfee, Vodafone and Visa.

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