Rangers parts company with PR firm Media House for second time in a year
Glasgow club Rangers has ended its contract with PR company Media House following a fraught relationship over the last 12 months.
Announcement: Rangers and Media House have parted company
The move follows a similar announcement in August last year when the club confirmed the agency’s contract had ended, only for it to be quickly reinstated following an apparent spat with the in-house communications team. Media House, founded by PR man Jack Irvine, has provided services at Ibrox since 2006.
The agency, and Irvine, has been at the centre of dealing with the media coverage of boardroom tussles at the club amid the financial turmoil of recent months. Last year, Irvine hit the headlines after the release of confidential documents by the anonymous Charlotte Fakes Twitter account relating to Rangers’ financial collapse. The material included private email and audio conversations, some of which apparently involving Irvine, who later warned of "serious consequences" over the leaks.
A court recently ruled some of the documents will be admissible in a court case against Collyer Bristow, the legal firm that represented former Rangers owner Craig Whyte, who led the club to liquidation in 2012.
A statement on the Rangers website said: “Rangers Football Club and Media House International Ltd announce that by mutual consent their current business relationship will end on 11 March 2014.”
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