Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
- London, United Kingdom
- Public Relations and Communications
John Stonborough's Overview
- Non Executive Senior Associate at Project Associates (UK) Ltd
- MD at Air Supremacy Ltd
- CEO at Stonborough Media Group
- Owner at John Stonborough & Co
John Stonborough's Summary
John Stonborough FCIPR specialises in campaigns and crises, providing authoritative and discreet Communication Advocacy to corporate and private clients world-wide. He is the MD of Stonborough Media Group, comprising John Stonborough & Co (est.1988), and Air Supremacy Ltd, a media training company. He also lectures and writes about handling the hostile media and media regulation. He is known for observing “An interview is no time for an original thought.”
His current and recent clients include Superdrug, Barclays Bank, Kellogg's, Eastern Airways, Halfords, Waitrose, Fiat, B&Q, Save Historic Newmarket, Savills and the world’s largest re-insurer Swiss Re.
From 2001 to 2004 John was Media Adviser to the Speaker and House of Commons Commission (UK Parliament). He is the great-nephew of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. His working career began as a London policeman and then as a reporter for the Daily Mail, BBC Radio 4, Thames Television and Channel 4 TV. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations , an Associate of Project Associates the respected strategic issue communications consultancy.
His blog "Caution: May Contain Traces of Humour" is in its sixth year (www.airsupremacy.co.uk/blog). John observes and comments on a wide range of communication related subjects, including language, journalism, public relations, media codes and the law, @stonborough. He is fluent in German, competent in French and has basic written and spoken Russian "Ни дня без строчки" . He enjoys studying, sailing, skiing, flying light aircraft and downloading new Apps.
Full Service Media Relations, Campaigns and Issues Expert, specialist in Hostile Broadcast Media, Editorial Codes, Ofcom, PCC, BBC Trust. University Guest Lecturer, Trainer, Freelance Journalist/contributor/blogger.
John Stonborough's Experience
Non Executive Senior Associate
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry
January 2004 – Present (9 years 6 months)
Senior non executive advisor
John Stonborough's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
German(Native or bilingual proficiency)
French(Limited working proficiency)
Russian(Limited working proficiency)
John Stonborough's Skills & Expertise
John Stonborough's Additional Information
Professional interests include PR, Crisis Media Relations, Media Regulation, TV and Radio production, News and Current Affairs etc.
- Groups and Associations:
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. An Associate of Project Associates, the respected Reputation and Crisis Management consultancy.
- Honors and Awards:
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
PR Week Power Book - The UK's Top 400 PR people
Various Documentary Film and Radio Awards.
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