Media

Can Prince William and Kate escape to a brand-free universe?

It looks a bit unlikely given the phenomenal global interest in the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton (or Catherine as Buckingham Palace insists on calling her). Two billion people worldwide allegedly watched the Royal Wedding in London’s Westminster ...

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Coke and Pepsi, a tale of two English footballers

Coca-Cola became badly unstuck over its deal with Manchester United football star Wayne Rooney when his extra-curricular activities ‘forced’ the company to drop him as the face of Coke Zero. Arch-rival Pepsico meanwhile is profiting mightily from one of his ...

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Havas performs strongly as David Jones takes the reins as CEO

French-owned marcoms company Havas, now headed by new CEO David Jones, has posted decent first quarter figures with revenue up 9.7 per cent from €329m to €361m and claimed organic growth of 6.8 per cent. The comparative growth rates for ...

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Can new ‘Made in Britain’ campaign really boost British manufacturing?

The antecedents certainly aren’t good, the last time there was a big campaign supporting home-grown industry in the UK was back in the 1960s. Dr Johnson called patriotism “the last refuge of a scoundrel” and the 1960s ‘I’m backing Britain’ ...

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It’s finally here, Facebook’s magic book for creatives

It looks a bit mundane actually but Facebook’s eagerly-awaited new site to entice creatives is finally with us. Facebook-studio.com is full of handy hints and examples about how to provide creativity to reach the social network site’s 500m and rising ...

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