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What next for comparethemarket’s meerkats?

How to follow a phenomenally successful campaign is an agency’s worst nightmare. Whatever you come up with is almost bound to be an anti-climax and clients, ungrateful so and so’s as some of them are, are likely to move on ...

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Accountants rule – PWC and co are bigger UK brands than Cadbury

And Sky and Marks & Spencer and Virgin etc. Or they are according to the latest brand valuation exercise from consultants Brand Finance. Valuing brands is a tricky exercise of course although no doubt very good business for the likes ...

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Saatchis unveils China indie film extravaganza for Hewlett-Packard

Saatchi & Saatchi Beijing and computer giant Hewlett-Packard are set to unveil the third and most ambitious stage of HP’s ‘My Computer * My Stage’ campaign, a complete feature film with digital contributions from over 220,000 Chinese young people. Stage ...

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More trouble for BBH as North America boss Steve Harty quits

What a difference an account makes. Shortly after Bartle Bogle Hegarty in the US lost the Cadillac account to Fallon the agency’s most senior executive in the US, group chairman Steve Harty, is on his bike. Harty had only been ...

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Durex to get the Cillit Bang treatment, iPhone drives record Apple sales

It’s a busy morning in the markets with Cillit Bang and Finish owner Reckitt-Benckiser agreeing to buy Durex maker SSL for £2.54bn and Apple computer announcing another set of barely credible results, with profits up by nearly 80 per cent. ...

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Nationwide finally calls time on England football

The Nationwide Building Society, by far the biggest such entity in the UK, has confirmed that it is not to renew its £20m sponsorship of the England football team. £20m doesn’t sound that much but, given that the Football Association ...

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Adidas switches global ad account to Sid Lee – who the hell is Sid Lee?

Well it’s a Montreal-based agency whose principals Bertrand Cesvet, chairman, Eric Alper, strategist, and Tony Babinski, creative director, have a long relationship with entertainment phenomenon Cirque de Soleil and now work their magic for, among others, Adidas. And it’s quite ...

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