Will the Tories really slash the UK COI’s £232m budget?

On the face of it it’s a done deal, the Tories and their putative allies the Liberal Democrats have vowed to cut the UK’s deficit – currently standing at an imposing £167bn – so shaving 20 per cent or so ...

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Can Willie save the BA brand?

It looks like a fight to the end for BA’s Willie Walsh and the Unite union following BA’s rejection today of Unite’s call for further talks on restoring the cabin crew’s travel perks, which BA removed after the strike earlier ...

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Boys, boys! Boulton and Campbell square up on Sky TV

Sometime or other we may have a government in the UK. In the meantime we must amuse ourselves with the antics of the broadcasters and here we have Sky political editor Adam Boulton and Tony Blair’s spinmeister Alastair Campbell (once ...

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Samsung sets out to become the world’s jolly green giant

No, not a producer of canned vegetables but the world’s biggest producer of ‘green’ environmentally friendly products. The South Korean giant, which accounts for 20 per cent of that country’s exports, is to launch or expand businesses in five sectors ...

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Farce as price fixing case against BA marketing execs collapses

It only took the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service four years to discover, in court today, that they had ‘no evidence’ to offer against four British Airways marketing executives on price-fixing charges. BA’s current head of sales Martin Crawley and former ...

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Carlsberg sends in the heavies for World Cup TV campaign

If England’s football during next month’s World Cup bears any resemblance to the new Carlsberg ‘Team Talk’ commercial, Don Fabio’s men will be forgetting about the beautiful game in favour of the traditional ‘Up and At ‘Em’ approach. Filmed, significantly ...

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BBDO’s Chris Thomas targets India with Proximity launch

The last decade has seen global agencies of all shapes and sizes falling over themselves to expand in China and the wider Far East region via Singapore. Now India is the focus of attention and Omnicom’s BBDO network is making ...

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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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