Media

Sunday Times Rich List bypasses ads and media – again

If you want to join the ranks of the UK’s billionaires avoid advertising and media – or spread your interests to property, transport and metals anyway. Philip Beresford’s annual round-up of the UK’s richest (although many of them actually reside ...

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The world this week: Libs shake up UK, Microsoft and co post strong earnings, Obama slams ‘batallions’ of lobbyists

**This must be terribly boring for readers outside the UK but there just might be a sea change going in British elections. Thanks to the televised debates between the three main UK political party leaders the old consensus of a ...

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Reckitt-Benckiser backs online video with $40m

Reckitt-Benckiser, home of £92m a year CEO Bart Becht, is to spend $40m on online video in the US but it’s going for rates as low as $2 cost per thousand clicks as opposed to the $30-40 premium sites obtain. ...

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Irate James Murdoch prompts the FT’s first f****

Well you can’t put it in a headline can you? Can you? The august Financial Times reports today that Rupert Murdoch’s son and heir James, accompanied by fragrant sidekick Rebekah Wade, flounced into the Independent newsroom on Wednesday afternoon, angrily ...

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Crozier gets his timing right

For once Adam Crozier seems to have got his timing right. The Saatchis smoothie who presided over controversial regimes at the Football Association and the Royal Mail, attracting volcanic ash clouds of criticism as he did so, is taking over ...

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C4’s Andy Duncan trousers £1.4m – is this a payment for failure?

Well it is public money after all so it’s reasonable to ask the question. Recently-departed Channel 4 CEO Andy Duncan ‘earned’ the above sum in the last year through salary, payment of his one year rolling contract plus bonus and ...

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Score draw for UK hopefuls Brown, Cameron and Clegg

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, the clear winner in the first UK leaders debate, came under fierce pressure from Tory David Cameron and Labour PM Gordon Brown in last night’s televised debate (the second of three) but managed not to ...

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Procter & Gamble to back soap Oprah

Oprah Whinfrey that is, whose forthcoming Oprah Whinfrey Network, backed by Discovery Communications, has secured around $100m of advertising over three years from giant advertiser Procter & Gamble. Intriguingly Ad Age reports that the deal includes the ability for P&G ...

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