Author Archives: Steve Sampson
GARY LINEKER WON’T MAKE ME CHANGE MY VOTE. BUT HOLLY WOULD MAKE ME BUY A DRESS. JUST HOW INFLUENCED ARE WE BY BIG STAR NAMES AND BIG MEDIA?
Newspaper Executive and Media Investor Steve Sampson on the rise of influencers who encourage us to spend on the latest brands – whether we want to or not. BBC boss Lord Hall gave Match of the Day host Gary Lineker … Continue reading
Nicola Sturgeon isn’t a sex symbol – but the newspapers are obsessed with her sex. The Tories launched a poster campaign with Miliband in Alex Salmond’s pocket – old hat. The Daily Mail’s cartoonist had poor Ed stuffed between Nicola’s … Continue reading
Rupert Murdoch famously bollocked Kelvin MacKenzie for the Sun’s searing headline “It was the Sun what won it”. As with many things to do with Kelvin, Rupert completely misunderstood his mercurial Editor’s thought process. The headline caught the mood of … Continue reading
Jeremy Clarkson clearly fancies himself as a bit of a heavyweight posh ruffian, not afraid to use his fists if the occasion merits. A BBC producer, even my friend Piers Morgan, have felt the force of his flying fists. But … Continue reading
Every Sun reporter lives for a Page 1 by-line. But Nick Parker’s name on the Alps Suicide Plane story has an especially bittersweet taste. Nick was arrested three years ago in the hacking scandal frenzy. A tout came into The … Continue reading