As I have discussed before, Jack Irvine is the pre-eminent practitioner of the art of PR in Scotland and, through his Media House organisation, has been for many years. This has involved him publicly sorting out matters in public for a lot of people and businesses, and undoubtedly a huge number more without his name ever being connected to the client. That is what you want in a PR/Crisis Management expert, and Mr Irvine delivers.
His involvement with Rangers has been a long one, dating back to Sir David Murray’s ownership.
However, on 17th August 2013, it all seemed to have come to a sad end.
“Finally, Jack Irvine of Media House does not speak for this Club.”
But that was back in August 2013 – a time long ago – when Andy Murray held two Grand Slam tennis titles, and when Prime Minister Cameron was leading the UK to war conflict police action bombing the hell out of people in Syria.
How things change.
Because, tacked on to the end of the Rangers Stock Exchange announcement on Wednesday evening (4th September) in amongst the list of contacts regarding the announcement, came this gem:-
For further information please contact:
Media House International Ltd Tel: 020 7710 0020
So, on 17th August Mr Irvine did not speak for “the Club”.
By 4th September he did!
Would it be unkind to suggest that, for all of Mr Mather’s undoubted skill as a businessman, he was simply no match for the persuasive powers of Mr Irvine?
Maybe the sentence in the August announcement should have read, in the interests of accuracy:-
Finally, Jack Irvine of Media House does not speak for this Club today, but give it a couple of days and he will do again!
Welcome back Jack!
Posted by Paul McConville