Publicis ups stakes in Nestle battle with WPP by buying China’s G4

On the face of it Publicis Groupe buying Beijing agency G4 looks a touch unnecessary as it already has 3,700 employees scattered across China and hitherto independent agency G4, only started in 2009, has just 25 in Beijing. But Publicis ...

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Richard Desmond to buy Five, plans OK! TV

Or it could be a terrestrial version of his porn channel Television X although that looks pretty unlikely. The controversial media tycoon, who owns the Daily Express, Daily Star and celebrity magazine OK! as well as the aforementioned specialist television ...

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Whoops! IPA Bellwether report shows clients cutting again

UK clients surveyed by the IPA’s quarterly Bellwether report have started cutting budgets again, reversing the optimism reflected in the previous report. In the quarter to June 20 per cent of the 300 marketing execs surveyed said they were cutting ...

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Foster’s new good call ad is just too ‘Australian’

Foster’s may have a new UK agency, Adam & Even in place of longstanding M&C Saatchi but you’d hardly know it from its first ad in a new campaign called ‘good call.’ It has two ockers on the line to ...

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Facebook and Twitter will be big players in the brave new TV world, says report

Two new developments this week demonstrate the remorseless onward march of social media network Facebook and its potential for having even more impact on business and social lives than Google. First of all, as mentioned in another story there’s David ...

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George Osborne to Sun readers: I’ve run out of ideas already, please help!

Yes, Coalition chancellor George Osborne has come clean and admitted he’s run out of ideas for spending cuts and wants Sun readers to help him out. “Sun readers please get thinking, your government needs you,” pleads George in today’s edition ...

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