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Two cheers for RBS boss Stephen Hester

Well the bloke hasn’t had much to cheer him up recently, having lost a million quid bonus and been vilified by politicians of all hues, mostly for their own hypocritical purposes. Why hypocritical? Labour fuelled the City’s bonus culture and ...

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Will James Bond actor Daniel Craig really star in Heineken commercials?

He might do as Heineken is claiming that its new deal with the James Bond franchise owners will include Daniel Craig’s ‘participation’ in Heineken’s ‘Open your world’ campaign from Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam (Heineken has just extended its 15-year sponsorship deal). The ...

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UK’s Change4Life and M&C Saatchi try to stop the British boozing

Well there’s a lost cause for a start – and I thought the coalition government had decided not to ‘waste’ any more money on advertising. By and large the Brits hate being told what to do by bossy government although ...

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MediaCom’s Europe boss Nick Lawson picks his Desert Island Ads

In the first of an occasional series Nick Lawson, CEO EMEA of WPP-owned media planning and buying giant MediaCom, picks his Desert Island Ads – ones which have influenced his career and the way he thinks of advertising. It’s a ...

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