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Ryanair hunts for new PR agency

There are plenty of contenders for the title “Job from Hell” but running Michael O’Leary’s PR must be one of them. Now Ryanair is looking for a new corporate communications agency after splitting with the Dublin firm Murray Consultants. Murrays ...

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Spurs in brand sponsor dilemma

Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be looking for a different shirt sponsor for every competition they are in next season. Apparently chairman Daniel Levy has come up with the idea because no one brand is willing to pay ...

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Goodbye Chrysler says Fallon and Publicis Groupe

US car accounts are on the move again with Publicis Groupe’s Fallon agency dumping Chrysler to handle General Motors’ Cadillac, just a week or so after GM’s new marketing supremo Joel Ewanick dumped the Publicis-owned BBH from the account. This ...

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Nationwide is on its bike, who’ll sort out Football Association mess?

It looks as though FA lead sponsor Nationwide has indeed decided to cancel its £20m deal, as first suggested here, leaving the red-faced FA without a leader and its main corporate moneybags. Prior to England’s disastrous World Cup the FA ...

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Adidas leapfrogs Nike in World Cup stakes – but is it all balls?

Well in Adidas’ case it seems to be, with its controversial Jabulani ball accounting for much of the online buzz that has allowed it to overtake ‘ambush’ marketer Nike as the most recognised sport brand. Adidas is an official sponsor ...

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Roll up for the "manliest scent" of Bruce Willis

Hard man film actor Bruce Willis is the latest celebrity to launch his own fragrance brand, following in a long line of public faces that includes Britney Spears, P Diddy, JLo, the Beckhams and even Cliff Richard. With the enticing ...

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Wrong supermarket ad knocks Brazil out of the World Cup

This isn’t the first time the wrong ad has been run, nor the last no doubt, but Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo has placed itself high up the list of major cock-ups. The day after Brazil’s comfortable World Cup ...

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Microsoft bins Kin phone – red faces all round

Not least at Interpublic’s agencytwofifteen whose ‘faux hipster’ campaign for Microsoft’s Kin ‘social phone’ takes part of the blame for what must be one of the most embarrassing product launches in history. Kin, Microsoft’s first phone, was only launched on ...

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