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Lolly and Nat win Creativity seal of global approval

Lolly and Nat, Lorelei Mathias and Nathalie Turton in real life, are a hyperactive Brand Republic blogging duo and, when they’re not doing that, a creative team at London agency Glue. They’ve just been included in Creativity’s list of creatives ...

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Youth Media targets students at their desks

Reaching young people has always been a fraught business for advertisers, as they always move on to the next exciting media channel before the brands can catch up. Now Youth Media, a media network based in UK universities and colleges, ...

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Acxiom is biggest US agency, Edelman tops global PR rankings

Acxiom from Arkansas that is, a direct marketing and customer relationship agency that has topped Advertising Age’s survey of US agencies. Arkansas is Wal-Mart territory of course but Acxiom’s biggest clients are Procter & Gamble, AT&T and Macy’s. This is ...

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The world this week: Libs shake up UK, Microsoft and co post strong earnings, Obama slams ‘batallions’ of lobbyists

**This must be terribly boring for readers outside the UK but there just might be a sea change going in British elections. Thanks to the televised debates between the three main UK political party leaders the old consensus of a ...

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Reckitt-Benckiser backs online video with $40m

Reckitt-Benckiser, home of £92m a year CEO Bart Becht, is to spend $40m on online video in the US but it’s going for rates as low as $2 cost per thousand clicks as opposed to the $30-40 premium sites obtain. ...

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Procter & Gamble to back soap Oprah

Oprah Whinfrey that is, whose forthcoming Oprah Whinfrey Network, backed by Discovery Communications, has secured around $100m of advertising over three years from giant advertiser Procter & Gamble. Intriguingly Ad Age reports that the deal includes the ability for P&G ...

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Maurice Levy to hand over reins at Publicis

Maurice Levy, the boss of French ad giant Publicis Groupe for over 20 years, has said he is going to step down next year. Barring a pretty unforeseeable disaster Levy will leave the business in good shape as not just ...

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Ryanair’s O’Leary says he’ll pay up after all

After stating, with characteristic defiance, that his airline Ryanair wouldn’t compensate volcano afflicted passengers for any more than their air fares, CEO Michael O’Leary seems to be backtracking, saying he will cough up “reasonable costs.” The airline initially said that ...

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