Finance

WPP forges another big alliance in India with Hungama Digital deal

WPP has bought a majority stake in Mumbai based Hungama Digital Services for an undisclosed sum. Hungama Digital Services is part of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment and specialises in web design, digital marketing, search engine marketing, social media optimisation and ...

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Is anyone else struggling with US business jargon?

One of the most over-used expressions at the moment in the US is ‘reaching out’ as in ‘thank you for reaching out to us’. I guess it means making contact. It carries more perceived weight than ‘thank you for contacting ...

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Now Dentsu buys Montreal agency BOS

Dentsu has bought BOS, the independent Montreal-based agency founded in 1988, to bolster its French-language capabilities and Quebec credentials in Canada. The now-combined agency will operate as DentsuBos. Bob Shropshire, formerly Dentsu Canada’s CEO, has been made chairman of the ...

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Were sacked Mirror editors plotting a takeover?

Sacked Mirror editors Richard Wallace (Daily) and Tina Weaver (Sunday) were plotting a buyout of their employer Trinity Mirror’s national titles before they were unceremoniously given the boot on Wednesday, according to the Telegraph’s media editor Katherine Rushton. It’s not ...

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Bell Pottinger spin drama isn’t resolved yet

Tim Bell’s getaway plane has received permission to take off from the control tower and is now taxiing down the runaway. But will it actually manage lift off, or be bought back to earth with a pancake landing? Sadly, we’ll ...

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Lord Bell to exit Chime as he ties up £20m PR deal

One of the oddest deals of the year has come to fruition with confirmation that Lord Bell (left), chairman of Chime Communications, the UK marcoms company he founded in 1989, has secured board approval to buy the various Bell Pottinger ...

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