Finance

BBH Christmas ad for Matalan is a sign of the times – make the best of a bad job in austerity Britain

BBH and main retail client Waitrose may have imposed their own self-denying ordinance this Christmas – preferring to expend Delia Smith and Heston Blumenthal on a charity pitch – but it’s wheeled out the fizz (non-vintage definitely) and christmas pudding ...

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Microsoft plans Apple-style store roll-out in the UK

Microsoft is planning to launch its own retail stores in the UK next year as part of a global roll-out of the permanent and pop-up stores it has launched in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Unlike Apple Microsoft stores ...

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Leagas Delaney opens in Los Angeles

Leagas Delaney, an agency that’s been written off more times than founder Tim Delaney has won D&AD pencils, is opening its sixth office, in Los Angeles. Leagas Delaney now has outposts in London, Hamburg, Milan, Prague, Shanghai and Tokyo as ...

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Can BT mount a serious sports challenge to Sky?

It looks like it’s giving it a damn good go with news emerging that the former UK state-owned telephone supplier is planning two new pay sports channels for football and rugby plus a third for one-off pay-per-view matches, an offer ...

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Conor Dignam MBO buys Emap media titles

Top Right Group, formerly Emap, has sold its three main media titles to Media Business Insight, a management buyout headed by former Broadcast editor Conor Dignam. The three are Broadcast, Screen (film) and Shots (commercials). We don’t know how much ...

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Can David Montgomery’s new Local World save the UK regional press?

David Montgomery (pictured), former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s Today (defunct) and the boss of the Mecom European newspaper empire (much reduced) is having another bash at saving the newspaper industry – this time with Local World, a joint venture between ...

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