Media

Are John Humphrys and Robert Peston justified in dumping on the BBC?

I only ask because there’s post from BBC business editor Robert Peston on his BBC Online blog today commencing: Helen Boaden and Steve Mitchell have been asked to surrender all their responsibilities as head and deputy head of BBC News, ...

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New outdoor company 7 Heaven targets uber-rich private jet passengers

Former CBS Outdoor executive Danielle Klein is launching a new outdoor company 7 Heaven targeting the world’s fat cats who travel by private jet. She reckons there a four million private jet journeys in Europe, the Middle East and Africa ...

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Ambitious AKQA expands into Japan

AKQA is opening its 11th office, in Tokyo, hard on the heels of its tenth, in key client Nike’s home base of Portland. AKQA has opened four new offices so far this year. The digital agency, which was bought by ...

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Publicis Groupe global media boss Jack Klues to step down after 35 years as it’s all change at VivaKi

Media industry veteran Jack Klues (left), long-time boss of Publicis Groupe’s VivaKi media operation, is to retire at the end of the year. CFO Frank Voris is taking over with Rishad Tobaccowala as chief strategy and innovation officer (the media ...

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UK’s ASA bans Playboy TV’s saucy ad lorry

The ever-active UK ad regulator the Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Playboy TV lorry that’s been touring the home counties with pictures of improbably-endowed ‘ladies’ on it, exhorting the natives to retune their Freeview sets to get Playboy TV. ...

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Team WPP strikes again as it wins Samsung B2B

Which means precisely what, you may say, as it’s quite difficult to determine what’s a consumer product and what’s business to business in tech land these days. Anyway, whatever it is, WPP has wrested some business (possibly a new range ...

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