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Ford calls on Mad Men star in quest to make Lincoln cool again

Ford Motors is hoping the retro glamour of hit TV series Mad Men will rub off on its Lincoln brand this weekend. The car giant has picked John Slattery, who plays the agency head Roger Sterling in the show, to ...

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Media groups panic over China kickbacks scandal

In a Chinese media market worth nearly $50bn a year there’s plenty of room for entrepreneurial activities, some of which may cross the line into illegality. One example seems to be the activities of Chongqing Huayu media broker Zhen Zhixiang ...

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UK ad watchdog looks silly with Virgin Holidays ‘rockstar’ poster ban

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s ad watchdog which usually manages to deal sensibly with barmy complaints, has made itself look silly by banning a Virgin Holidays poster called ‘rockstar’ showing four skinny troubadours in a jacuzzi filled with ...

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More strife for BBH as New York creative chief Kevin Roddy exits

If you’ve got a problem you need to deal with it and Bartle Bogle Hegarty is trying to grasp a rather big and obstreperous bull by the horns at its flagship New York agency. Creative director Kevin Roddy is leaving ...

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John Lewis aims for the top of the music charts with secret Christmas commercial tunes

Is John Lewis getting over-excited or is it simply strutting its stuff? adobe photoshop cs6 download Fresh from its excellent recent financial results, the chintzy retailer first decided that its groceries subsidiary Waitrose would directly take on the supermarket heavyweight ...

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Unilever ups stakes against P&G and L’Oreal with $3.7bn Alberto Culver deal

Unilever has announced its intention to go all out for leadership in the booming personal care sector with a $3.7bn bid for Alberto VO5 and TRESemme maker Alberto Culver. The high cash bid, Alberto Culver’s revenues are only $1.6bn, signals ...

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