Finance

Campaign magazine gets smaller to survive in print

More signs have emerged about the erosion of Campaign, once the UK’s all-conquering advertising magazine. The title, launched in an elegant A3-ish format back in 1968 (297mm x 210mm sticks in my mind for some reason) is now to go ...

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WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell did intervene to sort out GroupM/Channel 4 airtime row

As we suspected the airtime row between GroupM, which handles big negotiations for WPP’s media agencies including MediaCom, Mindshare and MEC, and publicly-backed UK broadcaster Channel 4 did escalate to involve the higher ranks of WPP. Which means CEO Sir ...

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Rupert Murdoch wants to merge The Times and the Sunday Times – but the indie directors won’t let him

Blimey, ‘independent directors’ standing up to Rupert Murdoch. These bods (not the same ones presumably) were first appointed in 1981 when Margaret Thatcher allowed owner of the Sun Rupert Murdoch to buy The Times and the Sunday Times. When, shortly ...

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W+K London back on the case for new Honda Civic

Honda seems to be in a bit of a mess at the moment; laying off 800 workers at its UK plant while upscale rival Jaguar Land Rover is adding them. And the company is reviewing its creative agency in the ...

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WPP and Millward Brown unveil third BrandZ survey of most valuable Chinese brands

And here’s what the survey from WPP’s research company Millward Brown says: This year’s ranking shows that brands are becoming more important to the Chinese consumer. Despite a challenging economic environment, strong brands outperformed their competitors and the broader stock ...

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