18 October 2012 10:59 AM | By Brendon Charnock
Publicity Stunts That Caused A Stir

Sir Richard Branson



Richard Branson (© LUKE MACGREGOR/Newscom/RTR)
Next
Previous
Previous
  • Red Bull Stratos
  • Guinness Book of World Records (© www.guinnessworldrecords.com)
  • Tennis (© Facebook)
  • Peanut Protest (© STRINGER/UK/Newscom/RTR)
  • Taco Liberty Bell
  • Richard Branson (© LUKE MACGREGOR/Newscom/RTR)
  • Calendar Girls (© NIGEL RODDIS/Newscom/RTR)
  • Oprah (© Getty Images For The Potter's Ho)
Next
LUKE MACGREGOR/Newscom/RTRShow Thumbnails
Previous6 of 16Next
Share this Gallery

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson has invested a great deal of his time and energy into marketing his business empire. The owner of record labels, bridal shops, gymnasiums, trains and other unrelated business (all baring the name Virgin) has undergone several epic voyages in a bid to draw media attention to his brand.

From sailing across the Atlantic in record time, to floating across the same expanse in the largest hot air balloon ever flown, Branson has gone the extra mile to promote his products and services. Every vehicle employed on his adventures, including a hybrid car/boat called the “aquaticar”, is dutifully festooned with Virgin logos from the rear panel to the windscreen.

Advertisement

News & Features

  • Global education leagues published(©Corbis Mike Kemp)

    Find out which are the top 10 education systems in the world, plus some other notable countries.

  • Strike affects building sector

    The metal sector strike has disrupted the supply of building materials to contractors, Master Builders SA (MBSA) said on Wednesday.

  • Hive-Inn(©Ova Studio)

    From crates to former factories, we take a look at the world's less cosy, more cool hotels...

  • Maree: farmers and police must be pro-active

    Police and farmers must be more pro-active against crime on farms, Free State Agriculture spokesman Bernard Maree said on Tuesday.

  • Seifsa not weakening Numsa

    Seifsa's withdrawal of its "final" wage offer in the metals and engineering industries would not weaken Numsa's resolve, the union said on Tuesday.

  • Brics create development bank

    The BRICS group of emerging powers on Tuesday created a Shanghai-based development bank and a reserve fund seen as alternatives to Western-led institutions.

  • Lehohla shied away from recession speculation

    Statistician-General Pali Lehohla on Monday shied away from speculation that South Africa's economy may have shrunk further during the second quarter of this year.

  • Numsa to meet employers

    The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will meet employers in the engineering and metal sector on Monday in a bid to resolve the two-week strike, general secretary Irvin Jim said.

  • Seifsa disappointed by Numsa

    Employer body Seifsa on Sunday expressed disappointment at Numsa's rejection of its latest wage offer.

You and your business

  • Retired Couple  Rex Features

    More and more South African companies are offering retirees some form of financial relief...

  • Online  Anatoliy Babiy\Getty Images

    Many small business owners perform the role of maintaining their enterprise’s online presence, which generally includes the website or blog, and social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

  • Customer Service   Getty Images

    Perhaps I’m just getting grouchier but on the whole it seems as though the level of customer service in South Africa is going from dismal to downright appalling...

  • Thinking  Tomas Rodriguez Corbis

    No one person can do everything, and understanding how to pick your tasks is a key step towards making the best use of your time. Make these choices second nature before starting your tasks to make 2014 one of the most productive yet.