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Now WPP adds to the pressure on Cannes owner Ascential

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell and creative director John O’Keefe are putting the screws on Cannes International Festival of Creativity organiser Ascential, ostensibly to rationalise the festival, and pulling out of Ascential’s Eurobest awards despite lots of WPP people signing ...

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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has died at 91, a pretty good innings some might say for someone who burned the candle at both ends. Hefner exemplified the Mad Men era as well as anyone, ruling the girlie publishing roost until ...

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Below-the-line suits the top line at M&C Saatchi

Smaller is beautiful seems a strange mantra for M&C Saatchi but that seems to be the message in its half year 2017 results. The bad news is a ten per cent fall in pre-tax profits due to sharply higher costs, ...

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Tom Denford and David Indo of ID Comms: how Amazon will break the duopoly

On this week’s #MediaSnack Tom and David look at the giant opportunity ahead of Amazon to bust open the much-feared ‘duopoly’ of Google and Facebook. The duopoly has accounted for almost all the growth in digital media spend in recent ...

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Facebook pledges to clean up network – again

Here’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg outlining nine things the social network is going to do to prevent nasties invading its space: specifically some 3,000 Russia-originated anti-Clinton election ads it’s magnanimously agreed to share with the US Congress, which is investigating election ...

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