65 books contain references to the Donovan’s, Don Marketing, or their Shell related websites, including royaldutchshellplc.com and shellnews.net
65 BOOK LINKS, MANY RETRIEVED FROM A SEARCH ON GOOGLE BOOKS
Extracts from chapter entitled “Reputation Loss” page 20:
One such empowered activist is arch Shell critic Alfred Donovan. No one was more surprised than Royal Dutch Shell PLC to learn that this 88-year-old British army veteran had purchased the Internet domain name www.royaldutchshellplc.com. The gadfly Donovan was a well-known, though underestimated, critic of the company. By acquiring the domain name, Donovan obtained the perfect platform to voice his criticisms of the oil giant. Who would have thought a decade ago that such an unlikely individual could stand up to a corporate powerhouse, waging a war of words against one of the world’s largest companies?
“Beyond Redemption: THE FIRST EVER HISTORY OF SALES PROMOTION” authored by Colin Lloyd and Ken Spedding.
Extract from page 70
In 1999 John Donovan, MD of Don Marketing, took Shell to court claiming that in 1990 he had responded to a verbal brief for a card-based multi-brand loyalty scheme for which Shell had paid a ‘first refusal’ fee. In 1992 it reconfirmed its interest. However, when Shell launched its Smart multi-brand scheme in July 1995, Don Marketing was not involved. With the law working at its usual snail’s pace, the case finally reached court nine years later and it seems that Shell also settled out of court.
Shell Trademark Management BV: A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Shell UK Limited. Shell Centre London SE1 7NA United Kingdom www.royaldutchshellplc.com
Alfred Donovan, now 90-plus years old, and his son John have been collecting and publishing information online about Shell’s activities since 2001. Not only have they been actively campaigning against the company for nearly a decade (they started in 2001), but they own the domain name www.
This type of dispute exists between Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Alfred Donovan
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The type of long-lasting PR damage McGeveran refers to may include the website royaldutchshellplc.com ‘dedicated to exposing Shell’s dark side’. The website was set up by disgruntled ex-employees of Shell – Alfred and son John Donovan – who accused the company of stealing their ideas and who have dedicated two decades to embarrassing the company. In an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle John Donovan suggests that it was anger at Shell’s ethical double standards that drove him and his father to spend so much energy into setting up the website, fighting Shell in the courts, leaking company secrets and providing an outlet for Shell whistleblowers.
We want Shell to honour its own business principles. These (Shell General Business Principles) were launched in 1976 and people are entitled to believe the promises that are made in there that Shell will at all times act with honesty and integrity and openness when they deal with people, with their own employees, with their suppliers and with the general public, but in our experience they do not … they are a ruthless, mean oil company. (Deutsche Welle, 2012)
Donovan’s website covers Shell controversies around the world including its record in Nigeria.,the United States. Ireland and the Russian Arctic, the scene of a protest in September 2013 that resulted in the arrest of 30 Greenpeace protestors on charges of piracy.
Four years later, in November 2007, the RoyalDutchShellplc.com website run by Alfred and john Donovan …
There are lawsuits working their way through the courts over it.” “There’s a book. I’
Similarly, Don Marketing’s chairman, John Donovan, believes that promotional games also have international appeal, because similar game concepts can be applied in different countries. For example, the Shell Make Money game, which was …
Shell Bruce’s Lucky Deal Shell Make Money Shell Mastermind Shell Make Merry Cinzano Instant Roulette Knorr TV Challenge Great Guinness Challenge and many, many morel Leading the World in Promotional Games. DON MARKETING
John Donovan, ‘Shell Prelude FLNG Project Relegated to Backburner’ Royal Dutch Shell PLC News (6 March 2017
Arctic Governance: Volume 2: Energy, Living Marine Resources and Shipping: edited by Ida Folkestad Soltvedt, Svein Vigeland Rottem, Geir Hønneland
his type of dispute exists between Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Alfred Donovan
John Donovan, “Shell’s Shocking Track Record of Unethical Trading in the U.S.,”
John Donovan, “Shell, KPMG and Corruption in Ireland,” Royal Dutch Shell.
www.shellnews.net/shell_wac_report_2004.pdf [Accessed 15 November 2010]
WAC Global Services, Peace and Security in the Niger Delta: Conflict Expert Group Baseline Report for Shell Petroleum Development Company, December 2003, available at http://shellnews.net/2007/shell_wac_report_2004.pdf (
… ‘The Ogoni uprising’, 336. Sopuruchi Onwuka, ‘Nigeria: $1.5bn compensation: Shell to Sue Senate’, Daily Champion, 31 August 2004. Available at: http://
Accessed February 19, 2011, from http:// shellnews.net/2007/
Accessed on January 29, 2015. http://shellnews.net/wikipedia/Shell%20 Groundwater%20Contamination.html. World Bank. 2005. World Summit on Sustainable Development. Washington, DC. World Bank. 2008. Environmental Agencies.
The Shell Audit Committee commissioned an independent report into the matter by Davis Polk & Waldwell (see www.shellnews.net/classactiondocs/ Binder1_405-6_OCR.PDF, 31 March 2004).
… with attention focused on clearly presenting proven oil reserves in the ground. Suddenly, in the annual report for 2003 (which was actually. 1. www.shellnews.
… the Niger Delta: Conflict expert group baseline report, www.shell2004.com/ 2007/shell_wac_report_2004.pdf.
WAC Global Services, ‘Peace and security in the Niger Delta: Conflict Expert Group baseline report, 2003’, www.shell2004.com/2007/shell_ wac_report_2004. pdf.
Notes 1. See www.tellshell.net/blog/ BLOOMBERG/_archives/2006/4/5/ 1862739. html. 2.
8, 2005) (Holding that: The use of a domain name to criticize a company is prima facie fair use.” Panel refused to transfer gripe sites royaldutchsellgroup.com, www.rovaldutchsellpl c.com and www.tellshell.org). name that makes it clear it is a …
REFERENCE TO JOHN DONOVAN
Reference to John Donovan and his Kindle book “Sir Henri Deterding and the Nazi History of Royal Dutch Shell.” On pages 110 and 636.