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JCDecaux expands in Russia and eyes giant Moscow bus shelter contract

Russia under president Vladimir Putin may be a dangerous place for Pussy Riot band members but big companies from across the spectrum are crossing their fingers and legs and heading for what’s rapidly becoming Europe’s biggest market. BP, whose boss ...

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L’Affaire Renault turns into a suicide note

Ah, the cynicism of the modern corporation. Remember all those years ago when Jo Moore, spin doctor to Stephen Byers, Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions secretary, emailed her boss those immortal words, referring to 9/11: “It’s now a ...

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BBC top duo of Entwistle and Patten caught asleep at the wheel as Jimmy Savile horror story unfolds

You have to feel for new BBC director-general George Entwistle – no, not that way – who has walked into the biggest minefield the corporation has faced since Andrew Gilligan’s carelessly-worded (but true) allegation about Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell’s ...

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Is Tory Party chairman Grant Shapps still peddling internet snake oil as ‘Sebastian Fox?’

The Advertising Standards Authority must be rueing the day they had their remit extended to website jurisdiction, after unwittingly becoming a political football in an increasingly virulent fracas over the integrity of Tory Party chairman Grant Shapps. It all began ...

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Ferocious new financial watchdog Martin Wheatley certainly looks the part – according to the Beeb

This isn’t about advertising, marketing and media (well media maybe) but have any of you noticed the picture of Martin Wheatley, head of the new UK Financial Conduct Authority, on the BBC’s website? Wheatley is charged with whipping errant bankers ...

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Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson face a long wait for phone hacking verdict

The British justice system grinds exceedingly slow and the date set for the Old Bailey trial of Rebekah Brooks (pictured with husband Charlie, also a defendant), Andy Coulson and sundry other News International employees on charges of phone hacking (and ...

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