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Is Cheryl Cole mania a sign that we’ve all gone stark raving mad?

Cheryl Cole is a singer who became famous with Girls Aloud (then in her maiden guise as Cheryl Tweedy), became a solo artist, a judge on the X-Factor and who married England footballer Ashley Cole (they’ve just divorced). And she ...

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Marks and Spencer and retailer rivals top list of most trusted brands

Marks and Spencer tops the list of the UK’s most trusted brands, just one of seven retailers in the top ten, according to a new report. The venerable clothes and food retailer is followed by John Lewis, Tesco, Boots and ...

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Hewlett-Packard invents something useful – instant, emailed photos

I’m sure lots of Hewlett-Packard inventions are useful although printer companies don’t have the best reputation for always making life easier, just more expensive. But it’s produced a line of web-connected printers that allow you send a photo from any ...

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Former MDC top creative Alex Bogusky sets out to lead new consumer revolution

MDC Partners, the company that owns Crispin Porter + Bogusky, should have seen it coming when it appointed top creative Alex Bogusky as its ‘chief insurgent officer.’ This spectacularly daft title, in a business that prides itself on creating such, ...

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We still need ad agencies says Unilever’s Keith Weed – just not for everything

In particular Unilever doesn’t need ad agencies to supply the vast amounts of video consumers seem to require these days, new chief marketing officer Keith Weed told journalists this week. Weed was announcing the winner of the Unilever Creative Challenge, ...

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Good news for Murdoch from Nielsen figures on paywall take-up

Good news at last for Rupert Murdoch and his team at News Corp with research firm Nielsen reporting that 362,000 people in the UK are forking out to access the content behind the Times and Sunday Times paywall. It’s no ...

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