Templeton Foundation Hires Bell Pottinger Business & Brand

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

The John Templeton Foundation, one of the world’s largest charitable foundations, has appointed Bell Pottinger Business & Brand to provide PR support in Europe.

The Philadelphia-based Foundation, famous for its annual £800,000 Templeton Prize, is looking to Bell Pottinger to highlight the 2007 winner and its major research interests.

During 2007, the Foundation is focusing on an eclectic range of issues including the impact of spiritual thinking in the 21st century, the 200th anniversary commemoration of the abolition of slavery and an examination of the new ‘multiverse’ scientific theory, featuring a contribution from the President of the Royal Society, Lord Rees.

Pamela Thompson, Director of Communications, said: “Bell Pottinger immediately grasped how the Foundation was seeking to encourage philosophical and scientific inquiry into the big unexplained questions. We have a varied programme in 2007 and we felt Bell Pottinger could match our ambition and do a great job promoting the Foundation and its mission to European audiences.”

Kevin Read, Bell Pottinger Business & Brand Managing Director, said: “The Templeton Foundation is a fascinating and worthwhile organisation. There is an exciting programme ahead and we are looking forward to offering better insights into the Foundation. The projects it funds and the issues they raise will be of great interest to audiences in the UK and on the continent.”

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For further information, please contact Kevin Read at Bell Pottinger Business & Brand on 020 7861 2506.