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Since the 1990s, Shell has been at war with John Donovan

Extracts from the ebook “John Donovan, Shell’s Nightmare” (now available on Amazon websites globally)

From page 16

Extract begins

It is fair to say that the first dozen years of the business relationship between Shell and Don Marketing was very successful for both parties. Not only in the UK but around the world. We enjoyed a mutually beneficial and trusting relationship.

In the two decades since 1993, the mutual admiration evaporated and the relationship became so acrimonious that The Times newspaper published a City Diary article in 2007 about Shell’s hostile relationship with my family.


Since the 1990s, Royal Dutch Shell has been at war with a family who registered a website, The Donovan family, led by 90-year-old Burma veteran Alfred, perhaps quixotically want Shell to change its management. Shell has failed to shut down the site, which has attracted job applications and, allegedly, even a terrorist threat, all of which are dutifully passed on to the company. read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

NBC President, Myron ‘Mike’ Weinblatt

By John Donovan


I had a meeting in  1979 with NBC Entertainment President, Myron “Mike” Weinblatt (left). My colleague Don Redhead and I made a presentation to the full board of NBC at the Rockefeller Centre in New York. Also present; Irwin S. Segelstein (President NBC Television) and W Watts Biggers (Buck Biggers – shown right) NBC VP Advertising & Promotions.

Following negotiations in New York and London with NBC Senior Vice President Steve Sohmer, I subsequently signed an agreement for a joint NBC/Don Marketing project with Ray Timothy, President of NBC Television. Lars H Lenck, President of Don Marketing USA, a former Chevron executive, was also involved in the negotiations with NBC. We also had dealings with Stephen F Stander, a senior NBC lawyer.  read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Don Marketing co-founder Don Redhead

The late Donald John Redhead, known as Don Redhead. A Chartered Accountant, mathematician and co-founder with Alfred Donovan, Bob Donovan and John Donovan of the international sales promotion company Don Marketing. The photograph was taken in or around 1981.

Don can also be seen in this video clip from the BBC TV Money Programme in 1984, seeding Shell Mastermind high-value prizes into the print run of 96 million Shell branded game pieces.

Don Marketing director Bob Donovan, with Don Marketing Office Manager, Valerie Hewitt, on visit to Rochford Thompson Security printers at Hambridge Road, Newbury. read more and its sister websites,, and are all owned by John Donovan
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