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M&C Saatchi to handle £9m anti-cancer campaign – is this a joke?

Well it certainly looks like it, doesn’t the department of health know there’s a spending freeze on? One can only assume that health secretary Andrew Lansley has had a rush of blood to the head in announcing this ridiculous waste ...

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Adam & Eve goes heavy on the emotion for John Lewis Christmas cracker

Well what do you do at Christmas but tug at the heartstrings? At this rate the aforementioned body parts will need a retread come January. Happening London agency Adam & Eve, a 2008 breakaway from RKCR/Y&R won big department store ...

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Tina Brown back in print as Daily Beast merges with Newsweek

Tina Brown, former editor of the Tatler, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, is back in the print business as her Daily Beast news and gossip website is to merge with Newsweek, the venerable news weekly recently purchased by US ...

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DraftFCB wins Nivea and loses Kraft, Jello heads to Crispin Porter

It’s a funny old world as DraftFCB and Interpublic executives will be reminding themselves today. Draft, which hasn’t had the happiest of times since it merged with FCB, yesterday scored what seemed like a life-changing win of the $700m Beiersdorf-owned ...

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US court papers reveal kickback scandal at Grey London

“We’re cheating and stealing from our clients. That is the truth,” is what Steve Blamer, the newly-appointed CEO of Grey London is alleged to have said to managing director Roger Edwards and finance director Roy Wilson when he inspected the ...

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Sainsbury’s, Waitrose edge ahead in UK supermarkets battle

Only by a little bit, mind, as the UK’s grocers (who sell a lot more than groceries these days) appear to have fought each other to a standstill in their last quarter’s trading. Sainsbury’s sales increased by 6.1 per cent ...

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