About me

An interview is no time for an original thought.”

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Caution: May Contain Traces of Humour is in its tenth year. John observes and comments on a wide range of communication related subjects, including  journalism, public relations, media codes and the law.

John and Jane Stonborough

John Stonborough specialises in media relations, providing an authoritative and discreet media management service to corporate and private clients world-wide. He is the MD of Stonborough Media Group, comprising John Stonborough & Co (est. 1988), and Air Supremacy Ltd, a media training company. He also broadcasts, lectures and writes about handling the hostile media and media regulation. He is well known to his clients for saying “An interview is no time for an original thought.”
His many clients range from Barclays Bank, Kellogg’s, Eastern Airways, Absolut Vodka, Asda Wal-Mart, Halfords, Waitrose, Fiat, Lakelands, B&Q, Savills and the world’s largest re-insurer Swiss Re.
From 2001 to 2004 John was Media Adviser to theHouse of Commons Commission (UK Parliament). He is the great-nephew of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. His working career began as a London policeman and then as a reporter for the Daily Mail, BBC Radio 4, Thames TV and Channel 4 TV. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
cimg1780.JPGДжон Стоунбороу специализируется на отношениях co СМИ, обеспечивая авторитетное и надежное обслуживание управления СМИ корпоративным и частным клиентам во всем мире. Он – глава Группы СМИ Stonborough, включающей John Stonborough and Co (основана в 1988), и Air Supremacy Ltd, учебная компания СМИ. Он также транслирует информацию и читает лекции по обработке враждебных СМИ и регулированию СМИ.
В многообразии его клиентов предстевлены как водка Absolut, Kelloggs, Wal-Mart Asda, Barclays Bank, Британская Игорная Комиссия, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, B&Q, Savills так и самый большой в мире перестраховщик Swiss Re.
До 2004 Джон был Советником СМИ Спикера и Комиссии Палаты общин (британский Парламент). Он начал свою карьеру с работы лондонским полцейским и позже стал репортером газеты “Дэйли Майл”, радио Би-би-си 4, работал для телевидения Темзы и Четвертого канала . Он – член Зафрахтованного института связей с общественностью, и партнер уважаемого стратегического консалт-центра по средствам сообщения
“Ни дня без строчки”  

4 Responses to About me

  1. Fayruz Megdiche says:

    Dear John,
    My name is Fayruz Megdiche, and I am an old Sandroydian, with the understanding that you are as well?
    My current job is compiling and redoing the database of old Sandroydians, so that we can invite you and previous pupils to alumni events, such as an upcoming drinks reception in London in September. We are also in the process of making an old Sandroydian magazine which we hope will be a success.

    However, the database has almost no contact details on and therefore I was wondering if you would be able to help us complete the database, by giving us any information or contact details of anybody who left Sandroyd either the same year as you or anything close! The information we have of you is limited, and therefore if you could send us any contact details of yours that we may be able to use, for example email addresses, phone numbers, house address etc. this will improve our chances of having a successful database.

    If you have also achieved anything of interest since you left, whether it be in the field of business, or perhaps something unordinary such as climbing mountains, or running marathons, please feel free to contact newsdesk@sandroyd.com,

    Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about the alumni, I will do my best to be prompt and informative,

    Best wishes, and I look forward to hearing from you

    Fayruz Megdiche

  2. James Dockree says:

    Hi John,
    I don’t know if you remember me from the ‘old’ days of Caledonian Road Police Station. I think you were PC 511??
    I do recall you having a TR5 or 6, white with a long bonnet and driving me down the Cale at quite a fast speed!
    Just sending best wishes. I knew you would do very well for yourself!
    Well done.
    ex PC 387N James ‘Jim’ Dockree

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