The no marketing rules are impeding knowledge sharing as well as publicity opportunities

Olympic Stadium

I can’t agree with Dennis Hone at all (“Olympic marketing rules “not doing harm” ODA boss insists”). There is very restrictive legislation in place that prevents us talking about the project in any meaningful way. If we do we will probably be breaking the law.

I do agree with Sir John Armitt and Angela Brady on this one. It’s not just about marketing and capitalising on achievements either - I would argue this protocol has impeded knowledge sharing too.

As someone who was involved in the project on the ground for many years, I know of many examples where this protocol has discouraged people from sharing good practices, and examples where things could have been done better, aside from marketing opportunities.

Andrew Kinsey, via