Media

Microsoft puts Universal McCann’s $1bn media account up for review

Which is never the news you want to hear although Universal McCann, the Interpublic-owned incumbent, is on a hot streak at the moment, consolidating most of L’Oreal’s $700m and Mastercard’s $343m as well as winning new business from BMW, Mini ...

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BG’s Peter Henshaw takes the communications hot seat at BP

Timing is (also) all in the wacky world of corporate communications (see Morrisons story) and BG’s head of government affairs Peter Henshaw may demonstrate just that as he moves into the BP communications hot seat formerly occupied by unfortunate former ...

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Celebs cash in on Twitter through networks like Ad.ly and Izea

If you find your favourite celebrity on Twitter recommending something odd like detergent or a new commercial truck or mini-van it’s probably because they’ve been paid for it. And it won’t be their choice of a deathless 140 characters or ...

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‘Tax dodger’ George Osborne ads put UK papers in a spin

An anti-tax dodger group called 38 Degrees has raised enough money from somewhere to run a UK national newspaper campaign accusing coalition government chancellor George Osborne, who’s supposed to be cracking down on tax-dodging companies, of being one himself. It ...

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More trouble for MediaCom in the US as CEO Checkeris departs

MediaCom, until recently the jewel in WPP’s media planning and buying crown, seems to be having endless troubles in the US, CEO Doug Checkeris departing in the wake of the loss of the $1.4bn GSK business to Omnicom’s PHD. Here’s ...

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Matthew Freud escapes from Publicis with majority share buy back

The ever-restless PR maven Matthew Freud, Rupert Murdoch’s son in law through his marriage to production company owner Elizabeth Murdoch, has bought back the 50.1 per cent of his company he sold to Publicis Groupe in 2005 in a deal ...

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