Crisis what crisis? UK car sales, economic growth both up

UK car sales in June were 10.9 per cent up on 2009 while the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, one of the most accurate barometers of a UK economy still dominated by small companies, forecasts growth of between 0.6 ...

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Goodbye Chrysler says Fallon and Publicis Groupe

US car accounts are on the move again with Publicis Groupe’s Fallon agency dumping Chrysler to handle General Motors’ Cadillac, just a week or so after GM’s new marketing supremo Joel Ewanick dumped the Publicis-owned BBH from the account. This ...

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IDS closure means big battalions win UK airtime sales battle

UKTV, one of the biggest digital-only broadcasters in the UK, has awarded its airtime sales contract to Channel 4, consigning to extinction its long-time airtime sales house IDS, owned by Virgin TV. IDS’ demise has been on the cards since ...

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Is Sir Terry right about BBC stars?

It’s all happening at the BBC these days. 6 Music is to be saved, DG Mark Thompson is finally taking his scalpel to salaries and pensions and even Sir Terry Wogan, safely out of the firing line himself, admits that ...

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How much is sex.com worth?

Those who know about these things say that sex.com is the most valuable domain name in the world and its owner online domain marketplace Escom has hired online broker Sedo to handle the auction. “The sale of sex.com presents buyers ...

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Nationwide is on its bike, who’ll sort out Football Association mess?

It looks as though FA lead sponsor Nationwide has indeed decided to cancel its £20m deal, as first suggested here, leaving the red-faced FA without a leader and its main corporate moneybags. Prior to England’s disastrous World Cup the FA ...

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Colin Murray tramples over 606 caller, another triumph for Five Live and Ulster

Radio Five’s music presenter turned sports journo Colin Murray was presenting the station’s 606 phone-in this Sunday and, despite protestations that he was just a fan and knew nothing more about football than did his callers, proceeded to prevent most ...

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Adidas leapfrogs Nike in World Cup stakes – but is it all balls?

Well in Adidas’ case it seems to be, with its controversial Jabulani ball accounting for much of the online buzz that has allowed it to overtake ‘ambush’ marketer Nike as the most recognised sport brand. Adidas is an official sponsor ...

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Roll up for the "manliest scent" of Bruce Willis

Hard man film actor Bruce Willis is the latest celebrity to launch his own fragrance brand, following in a long line of public faces that includes Britney Spears, P Diddy, JLo, the Beckhams and even Cliff Richard. With the enticing ...

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