Omnicom boss John Wren under fire for profiting as staff axed

Omnicom, the world’s second-biggest marcomms group with a reputation for treating its staff and the companies it acquires well, is under fire for doing precisely the opposite. US fund manager David Poppe of Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb’s, which owns about ...

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Forget about Greece and the Eurozone, think East

Which, of course, under pressure, just about everybody in the US or Europe has been told for years, but we don’t really believe it do we? But the latest Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence survey shows that consumers are feeling pretty ...

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Kraft numbers show why it just had to gobble up Cadbury

Kraft may be the second-largest food company in the world but new first quarter numbers show that the business was going precisely nowhere until it acquired UK chocolate maker Cadbury in a hotly-contested and highly controversial $18.9bn takeover in January. ...

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There is a victor in the UK election – pollsters Ipsos Mori

You have to hold your hands up, as a football manager might say, the boys done well. Ipsos Mori’s exit poll of over 17,000 voters in the UK general election was right on the money, its prediction of 307 Conservative ...

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Telegraph’s Will Lewis loses turf war with CEO Murdoch MacLennan

Telegraph CEO Murdoch MacLennan came from Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, where the so-called managers are treated like servants on speed, lackeys to service the desires of the hacks. But in his new role as CEO of Telegraph ...

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World Cup marketing battles kick off

A small pub in Pretoria, South Africa, host to next month’s football World Cup, has just been banned from putting up a sign that reads “World Cup 2010”. The pub had fallen foul of the courts, which deemed that it’s ...

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Will Tweeters welcome promoted tweets?

Twitter soft-launched a new ad model on April 13 which it has named promoted tweets. The basic premise is that advertisers pay for their ads to end up in search results generated by their 45 million-strong user base. The launch ...

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Tiger review and i-level demise show reality of agency-client relationships

Agencies and clients often talk about their relationship as partnerships although an uneasy truce might be a better way of describing many of them. Recently there’ve been a couple of small explosions from the front, London digital agency i-level going ...

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