Finance

The world’s richest media magnate is Canada’s David Thomson – from the family who lost the UK’s Times newspapers to Rupert Murdoch

David Thomson is the boss of the family-owned Thomson Corporation that owns financial information firm Thomson Reuters and Canada’s Globe and Mail national newspaper. Like his father and grandfather he likes to keep a low profile, but hasn’t he done ...

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How do you get clients to pay the right price for ads?

A senior account man was on the way to an important new business pitch when his car gave up the ghost and stopped. He called the client to be told if he didn’t make the appointed time his agency would ...

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John Lewis plans major international online expansion

UK department store group John Lewis, the big success on the UK high street in recent years, is planning its first major foray abroad by launching its website in 12 European countries in June and 25 others around the world, ...

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Well here he is again, Sir Martin Sorrell still talking about WPP’s numbers and why pay walls are a good thing at two in the morning

Doesn’t the guy sleep? Well clearly not. He found time at 2am New York time to talk to CNBC Europe’s Squark Box financial news show about WPP’s revenue and profits (understandable), why he’s going to pay shareholders an increased dividend ...

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Can Sky News survive and prosper as an independent company?

Some say it can (The BBC’s Robert Peston who points out that the putative deal with BSkyB is likely to mean a 14-year news provider’s licence in practice), others, like former Sky News boss Andrew Neil, speaking on the BBC, ...

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WPP makes £851m – does this herald a golden decade of marketing and advertising?

All the biggies – WPP, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe and Interpublic – have now reported their 2010 revenue and profits and it’s pretty much the same message: a big bounceback for traditional advertising (as against all this new-fangled digital stuff), especially ...

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