PHIL HALL

PHA MEDIA

Category
Reputation Managers
Company Size
UK

Phil Hall’s Soho outfit has seen ten per cent growth in another busy year. The former News of the World editor is the go-to man for high-profile clients with a record to set straight. A notable example has been Sir Cliff Richard’s recent saga: ‘A difficult challenge.’ While most of his business remains awareness-building, there is increasing need for that sort of protection: ‘Some [corporate clients] have been the subject of investigations by reporters, often completely erroneously… [by] somebody out there trying to poison the well.’ He laments ‘Leveson and other inquiries have left parts of the media battered,’ but says the papers are still ‘like a dog with a bone when they’ve got the right subject’.

Phil Hall