Finance

Eurozone woes hit worldwide ad spending says new ZenithOptimedia report

Which is hardly surprising but also all the more reason to hope that US president Barack Obama and his allies (just about everyone outside Europe) can knock some sense into austerity junkies Germany’s Angela Merkel and even the UK’s David ...

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Effie Index provides a timely boost for WPP’s bloodied Sir Martin Sorrell

It might seem a little counter-intuitive to announce the global Effie ‘Effectiveness Index’ winners at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity but then, as my colleague Stephen Foster points out, Cannes has become such a monster event it serves as ...

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Twitter grabs early lead in the PR stakes at Cannes

It’s not that long ago that Cannes (then the Cannes Advertising Film Festival, the very small brother of the preceding feature film version) was of interest only to agency creatives and production companies and, in the case of the US ...

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UK’s BT blows away Disney’s ESPN in UK Premier League football bidding contest

Well here’s a turn-up, UK landline telephone operator BT (formerly the nationalised British Telecommunications) has outbid the mighty Disney-owned global sports channel ESPN for the rights to show roughly a third of live Premier League football games over the next ...

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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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