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CDP generation ebbs away as Brian Duffy dies

Collett Dickenson Pearce, the famous although now defunct London agency whose alumni recently celebrated its 50th ‘birthday’, lost another of its famous names this week with the death of photographer Brian Duffy. Duffy never actually worked in advertising much but ...

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Sky and Virgin make friends in UK broadcasting shake-up

Digital TV may be the sexy industry de nos jours, or one of them, but today’s deal twixt Sky and Virgin Media actually goes back to basics. Sky has bought Virgin’s programme-making business for £160m in return for giving Virgin ...

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How Apple makes all that iPhone money

This is how Marketing Week columnist Mark Ritson works it out anyway. And it’s all well and good until you get to the notorious Foxconn assembly plant in China which is currently putting up its miserly wages in the face ...

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Group M forecast means more goodies for Hazlitt and new ITV crew

Timing is everything in business and the new crew at ITV, former GCap Radio CEO Fru Hazlitt has just joined Adam Crozier & co to replace Rupert Howell, must be thanking their lucky stars and looking forward to their bonuses. ...

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Wembley needs more than this ‘rebrand’

The new Wembley Stadium – or just Wembley as it’s now to be known, to appeal to sponsors apparently, has been pretty much a disaster from day one. First of all the UK Football Association put the project in the ...

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UK ad complaints show the ASA is a good regulator

The UK Advertising Standards Authority was introduced 40-odd years ago as a system of self-regulation paid for by a small tax on media spend. At the time it was regarded by advertising’s opponents (and they had a case) as just ...

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Meerkats are everywhere – now they’re playing Lionel Messi for Pepsi

Is the world about to suffer meerkat fatigue? It wouldn’t be the advertising industry if it didn’t take someone else’s idea and work it to the point of extinction and now the critters, who feature in the phenomenal success of ...

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Vodafone tops IPL sponsors, Adidas and Coke lead in World Cup

Vodafone has emerged as the most noticed sponsor in the Indian Premier League cricket competition ahead of title sponsor DLF real estate, according to an Asia Pacific region survey by media agency MEC. Even though the FIFA World Cup hasn’t ...

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