Donovan is alleging a breach of confidence and breach of contract and has also filed a separate writ for libel. He is talking of "multi-million pound" damages.
Posts from ‘June, 1998’
Daily Telegraph 11 June 1998
Donovan’s beef with Shell on-line
HIGH court writs have been filed against Shell UK by independent marketing man John Donovan. Through his company, Don Marketing, he claims that in 1989 he was the brains behind Shell’s Smart Card scheme.
Donovan is alleging a breach of confidence and breach of contract and has also filed a separate writ for libel. He is talking of “multi-million pound” damages.
Suffolk-based Donovan is publicising his gripes on two elaborate and colourful internet websites, don-marketing. com and shell-shareholders.org. He has also decided to book adverts in the marketing press.
DM has had a business relationship with Shell stretching back almost two decades and has been responsible for many of Shell's most successful promotions, both in the UK and overseas, including the Make Money game in the UK, Ireland and Singapore.