Media

FT story rattles China, Eurozone, world markets

There’s influence and influence and the Financial Times seems to have it in spades if the reaction to a story in last Wednesday’s pink ‘un is any guide. The FT wrote that China, the world’s biggest buyer of government bonds ...

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ITV’s new triumvirate has no room for Rupert Howell

Rupert Howell

It always looked likely that Rupert Howell, the former HHCL and McCanns chief, ITV’s managing director of brand and commercial, would run out of room on the arrival of another former agency man Adam Crozier as CEO. The station is ...

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Why Google TV won’t work

It won’t work because it’s complex (yet another box), costly, people don’t want to surf on their TVs, it will add to advertising audience fragmentation and (in the US) you can get most of the good bits already on cable. ...

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Channel Five in the UK shop window – surely Sky will make a move?

Channel Five, or Five as it likes to be known, is officially up for sale according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. The terrestrial station, which is owned by Luxembourg-based RTL which in turn is majority-owned by German media ...

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Twitter gets tough with piggyback advertisers

Just a few weeks after announcing its own advertising system, ‘Promoted Tweets,’ Twitter is trying to ban other companies inserting ads into its stream of 140 character messages. Twitter is already working with a handful of advertisers and hopes to ...

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Google unveils its Apple-basher TV

As ever Google is doing its damndest to steer us into a bright new future, in particular one in which “one man, one company, one device, one carrier” doesn’t rule the roost and our wallets. That wouldn’t be Steve Jobs, ...

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UK clients grumble about fees, PHD adds Kraft to Cadbury

Advertiser trade body ISBA’s latest Paying for Advertising report moans about agency profits even as it reports that agency fee levels are still falling. This is according to Campaign which seems to have been given a sneak preview of the ...

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Payvment aims to turn Facebook fans into shoppers

Payvment, the free Facebook app that allows people and companies to set up their own stores on the social network, is attracting the interest of US investors and has just secured $1.5m in investment from Blue Run Ventures and others. ...

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Will Wenlock and Mandeville do the business for London 2012?

Well it’s all very clever and, based on a script by children’s author Michael Morpurgo, quite charming in the launch film. But will these two cyclops-type things do a good job in merchandising the 2012 Olympics Games in London? They’re ...

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