Analysis

Rupert Murdoch wants to merge The Times and the Sunday Times – but the indie directors won’t let him

Blimey, ‘independent directors’ standing up to Rupert Murdoch. These bods (not the same ones presumably) were first appointed in 1981 when Margaret Thatcher allowed owner of the Sun Rupert Murdoch to buy The Times and the Sunday Times. When, shortly ...

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Dentsu boss Tim Andree sets out new China strategy

China and Japan aren’t always the best of pals (that’s enough serious political analysis for now) and Japanese marcoms giant Dentsu has therefore found it difficult to expand in its neighbour’s huge market. The traditional Dentsu model, providing absolutely everything ...

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Is Facebook set to launch its first smartphone?

The tech world is agog with rumours that Facebook is going to announce its first smartphone, likely made by HTC, next Tuesday (January 15). The California-based company has invited journalists to its Menlo Park HQ “to see what we’re building.” ...

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Will 2013 be the year WPP leaves its holding company competitors behind?

Well it’s already the biggest of a bunch also numbering Omnicom, Publicis Groupe, Interpublic, Aegis/Dentsu and Havas so what’s new about 2013? According to an interesting piece in MediaPost, which has chosen to award WPP a new gong as holding ...

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