Credit Agricole, Quick drop French football team

The Eurozone is in crisis, not because of dodgy finances but because of the lamentable performances of its so-called ‘big’ football teams. La belle France is leading the way after the extraordinary row following sulky striker Nicolas Anelka’s half-time description ...

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Cannes isn’t about awards any more, it’s a trade fair

Well no harm in that, especially for awards owner EMAP from the UK who can use the revenue. But one suspects there’ll be more attention this year on the meetings arranged by big clients like Procter & Gamble, Facebook founder ...

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Google launches one-stop display network

Just when you thought Apple had taken the lead in the race to become the world’s biggest new media owner with its iAds platform arch-enemy Google has struck back with the launch of its new Google Display Network, a single ...

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Naked owner Photon looks for big cash boost

Just two years ago London’s most successful media strategy company Naked was sold to go-go Australian marcomms company Photon in a deal worth £16.5m. It’s to be hoped the Naked boys got their money in cash because Photon, which has ...

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Panic at Ofcom as Desmond weighs up bid for Channel 5

This is mere supposition of course, we haven’t actually observed crates of smelling salts being carried into the London riverside HQ of UK broadcast regulator Ofcom. But Daily Express and Daily Star owner Richard Desmond, former owner of the Northern ...

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What’s wrong with MySpace?

Just about everything judging from recent events. Co-president Jason Hirschhorn is on his bike just five months after being appointed with Mike Jones (who’s staying) to take over from Owen Van Natta. And in just two weeks Google has to ...

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Pregnant nun ad lands Antonio Fedirici ice cream in hot water

Not that the cheeky Italian ice cream maker will be concerned even though the mighty UK Advertising Standards Authority is investigating more than 40 complaints over an ad featuring a pregnant nun enjoying a spoonful of the product. Only last ...

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