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Has Ultimo boss boobed over Kelly Brook contract

Holding a contract from bra firm Ultimo is a precarious business and now starlet Kelly Brook might be on her way having, apparently, breached her contract by agreeing to pose nude for Playboy and topless for Loaded. Kelly, who was ...

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Anomaly dumps Diesel – or was it the other way round?

It was certainly a short and, it would seem, not especially sweet relationship anyway as trendy integrated agency Anomaly has resigned Diesel after just nine months, shortly after producing its much-hyped ‘Be Stupid’ global campaign for the Italian fashion brand. ...

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Philip Clarke takes the reins at Tesco

International director Philip Clarke is to take over as CEO of Tesco from long-serving chief Sir Terry Leahy. Leahy is going to retire next year at 55, as much probably to create some room at the top as from any ...

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How Apple makes all that iPhone money

This is how Marketing Week columnist Mark Ritson works it out anyway. And it’s all well and good until you get to the notorious Foxconn assembly plant in China which is currently putting up its miserly wages in the face ...

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Tesco’s Terry Leahy deserves his £5.2m – every little helps

It may pale into insignificance besides Reckitt-Benckiser boss Bart Becht’s £90m or so but £5.2m in salary, bonus and shares isn’t a bad result for a successful year’s work. But when your company makes a record £3.4bn profit then sharing ...

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World Cup sponsor Mars cries foul over Nestle Kit-Kat ad

Mars says it will sue Nestle over this Kit-Kat ad which, it claims, shows that Kit-Kat is passing itself off (I believe that’s the phrase) as a World Cup sponsor – which Mars is and Nestle isn’t. And it’s a ...

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World Cup curse hits Theo Walcott and M&S

It was ever thus, pick a player to feature in your World Cup ad and you can almost guarantee that they’ll be dropped from the final squad, be injured or be arrested for nicking pennies from a charity box. Marks ...

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Marketers hedge bets on World Cup promotions

In a world where you can place and offset a bet on just about anything with anyone, it’s maybe no surprise that marketers are turning to risk insurers and even bookmakers to hedge their exposure to the results of their ...

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Tony Hayward or Willie Walsh – which CEO’s in the firing line first?

Well they surely can’t both survive can they? Hayward’s BP and Walsh’s British Airways are two of Britain’s most important companies but both CEOs are in the mire up to their armpits. Hayward is plain unlucky. Having taken over from ...

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