Media

Naked Communications partner Ivan Pollard quits for top Coke marketing job

Naked Commmunications partner Ivan Pollard has landed a top marketing job at long-time client Coca-Cola, helping to oversee the company’s efforts in ‘content, connections and integration.’ In essence this means that Pollard, 48, will be trying to steer Coke’s brands ...

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Murdoch kills news aggregator project only weeks before launch

In an embarrassing climbdown, News Corporation has announced it is canning its Project Alesia aggregated digital news platform just weeks away from its launch. Things must have looked bad for the normally bullish and committed News Corp suddenly to kill ...

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Omnicom results provide further evidence of advertising recovery, Havas up too

The uptick in agency fortunes continues with Omnicom, the world’s second-largest marcoms group, reporting a five per cent increase in revenues (to $3bn) and six per cent increase in profits ($172.9m) for the third quarter of 2010. US revenue, fuelled ...

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Will Steve Jobs issue a dividend if Apple tops the stock market?

Great excitement in the papers today at the prospects of Apple overtaking Exxon as the largest public company in America, after its latest quarterly results are announced tonight. Much of this is hysteria since while its market capitalisation may be ...

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UK government ad cutbacks could kill WPP’s M4C media agency at birth

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is very keen on creating bespoke agencies to handle big bits of business but all too often these are confounded by what might be called ‘events.’ One such was his attempt three years ago to establish ...

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