Media

World exclusive! The secret diary of Martin Sorrell (aged 13 and a bit)

Thanks to some Daily Telegraph-style subterfuge we have succeeded in gaining an early look at The Secret Diary of Martin Sorrell (aged 13 and a bit). This will be serialised in full, we believe, in, er, the Daily Telegraph. It ...

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Procter & Gamble takes over from UK government as top 2010 ad spender

Procter & Gamble was the UK’s biggest ad spender in 2010 with £195m, a whopping increase on the £158m it spent in 2009 according to Nielsen figures for the Daily Telegraph. Next comes BSkyB on £168m, up from £151m and ...

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Buckingham Palace isn’t giving up – they still want us to call Kate Middleton (queen-to-be) Catherine

If it carries on like this they’ll be kicking the corgis next at that big house at London SW1A 1AA (there’s an address for you). Buckingham Palace spokespeople (Private Eye occasionally imagines one called Sir Alan Fitztightly) are still trying ...

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WPP set to buy Obama digital fundraiser Blue State Digital

WPP is close to a deal to buy Blue State Digital, the digital agency whose fundraising efforts headed by founder Joe Rospars helped to propel Barack Obama into the White House. Despite its political fame and a client list that ...

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Glasses Direct leads UK online traders’ rush to advertise on TV

It’s been a bumper year for TV advertising in the UK with revenue up between 15 and 20 per cent over 2009. Interestingly online companies are taking more of the top spots according to Nielsen, accounting for ten of the ...

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Why Twitter might become bigger than Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg might be Time’s person of the year (following in the celebrated footsteps of Chairman Mao and Josef Stalin among others) but his social network phenomenon is under pressure from (relative) upstart Twitter. The excellent Wall St. ...

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