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Posts from ‘February, 1995’

Don Marketing and oil giant Shell UK’s latest round in their continuing legal battle…

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Marketing Week News 24 February 1995

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Marketing Week: Don Marketing and oil giant Shell UK’s latest round in their continuing legal battle…

ARTICLE BEING ADDED TO OUR ONLINE ARCHIVE

Marketing Week News 24 February 1995

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The New York Times: Shell Settles Dumping Suit for $3 Million

Published: February 9, 1995

The Shell Oil Company has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit charging that it has been dumping illegal amounts of selenium into San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

In a settlement filed in Federal District Court here on Tuesday, Shell also agreed to reduce the selenium released in wastewater at its Martinez refinery.

Judge Thelton E. Henderson of Federal District Court had ruled in December 1993 in favor of the California Public Interest Research Group, which argued that the amount of selenium in Shell’s discharges violated Federal law. Arguments on the overall lawsuit had continued after that ruling.

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SHELL CORPORATE CONSCIENCE PRESSURE GROUP

Membership Recruitment advert published in Forecourt News and Forecourt Trader, February 1995

SHELL CORPORATE CONSCIENCE PRESSURE GROUP

If concerned about the ethical conduct of Shell UK Ltd please join our pressure group. Shell shareholders especially welcome.

Details on a “no obligation” basis. Just fill in and return to us the panel below. All enquiries treated in confidence.

Your Name:…………………………………..

Address:………………………………………

Post Code:……………………………………

Issued by:

Alf Donovan

St Andrews Castle

33 St Andrews St, South,

Bury St Edmunds,

Suffolk IP33 3PH

Tel: 0284 388308

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Forecourt Trader: Pressure group to target Shell

Forecourt Trader: Pressure group to target Shell

February 1995

Picture Caption: Don Marketing’s managing director, John Donovan

The protracted legal wranglings between promotions specialist Don Marketing and Shell (UK) have prompted Alfred Donovan, father of Don Marketing’s managing director, John Donovan, to form the Shell Corporate Conscience Pressure Group, dedicated to changing Shell’s “lack of interest in settling disputes amicably” and the way in which the company controls the flow of information to the people it works with.

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NOTICE TO SHELL DEALERS!

We have issued a number of High Court Writs against Shell

NOTICE TO SHELL DEALERS!

Published in Forecourt Trader and Forecourt News February 1995

NOTICE TO SHELL DEALERS!

We have issued a number of High Court Writs against Shell relating to proprietary rights to the following promotions

“MAKE MONEY” “NOW SHOWING”

THE SHELL NINTENDO GAME

If willing to complete a questionnaire which may assist us in our legal actions against Shell UK Ltd, please kindly fill in, detach, and return to us your Station details in the panel below. We will then provide you with confidential background information which you may find quite intriguing.

Issued by:

Don Marketing UK Limited

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SHELL CORPORATE CONSCIENCE PRESSURE GROUP

Membership Recruitment advert published in Forecourt News and Forecourt Trader, February 1995

SHELL CORPORATE CONSCIENCE PRESSURE GROUP

If concerned about the ethical conduct of Shell UK Ltd please join our pressure group. Shell shareholders especially welcome.

Details on a “no obligation” basis. Just fill in and return to us the panel below. All enquiries treated in confidence.

Your Name:…………………………………..

Address:………………………………………

Post Code:……………………………………

Issued by:

Alf Donovan

St Andrews Castle

33 St Andrews St, South,

Bury St Edmunds,

Suffolk IP33 3PH

Tel: 0284 388308

Link to Original Membership Recruitment Advert…

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Debrief: DON MARKETING STEPS-UP ITS ATTACK ON SHELL

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Debrief: DON MARKETING STEPS-UP ITS ATTACK ON SHELL

February 1995

IN A SCENARIO that increasingly resembles the rousing Hook Advertising vs Barclays Bank saga, promotional consultancy Don Marketing is piling the pressure on Shell UK Oil in an effort to obtain redress for alleged theft of its intellectual property [Debrief, 2-113].

Don claims Shell used three of its promotional concepts without authorisation or payment and has taken the unusual step of placing a half-page ad in Forecourt Trader asking Shell dealers if they are “willing to complete a questionnaire which may assist us in our legal actions”.

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