Finance

Why the Premier League should stall new £35m Barclays sponsorship deal

The Premier League just doesn’t get it, does it? The world is crashing around Barclays’ ears, its chief executive Bob Diamond has just been forced to step down by the Governor of the Bank of England, its chairman Marcus Agius ...

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Have the feuding TV networks killed off Mad Men?

I used to think that the biggest threat to the fantastic ‘Mad Men’ TV series about Madison Avenue types in the all-conquering, drinking and bonking 1960’s was the onset of hippiedom (or the bourgeois version thereof). Can you imagine Sterling ...

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BBC splashes the cash on new Olympics commercial

But is it a commercial? There are no airtime costs because it’s running on the Beeb but it employs the not inexpensive services of RKCR/Y&R, Red Bee Media and animator Passion Pictures (to some effect it should be said). And ...

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PHD tipped to win Unilever’s global media planning from Mindshare

It looks as though Omnicom’s PHD has won the planning brief for Unilever’s $6bn global media account from WPP’s Mindshare although Mindshare remains the favourite to win the consumer goods giant’s media buying worldwide, having already been re-appointed to handle ...

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McCann’s prescription for profit is Double Helix

While the adworld is agog wondering who will buy digital indie LBi (Omnicom is reported to be the favourite if boss John Wren can steel himself to pay around $600m) another booming area we hear much less about is healthcare ...

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