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Chime’s Lord Bell on politics, acquisitions, HHCL and VCCP

Although he claims he’s an old fart and nobody’s interested in him any more, Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was in his Saatchi days) isn’t and people are. Now in his 70th year and recovering from a recent heart bypass ...

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P&G exits foods with $1.5bn sale of Pringles

Procter & Gamble is finally getting out of the food business with the $1.5bn sale of Pringles snacks to Diamond Foods. The deal also includes $850m of debt which will be parked in a special company created for the deal ...

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WPP gets the taste for Vice as it buys into trendsetter media business

WPP is joining former MTV and Viacom boss Tom Freston and media specialist bank Raine in a new round of investment for hipster magazine and online brand Vice, founded as a punk magazine in Toronto in 1994. Vice is distributed ...

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McDonald’s runs big McJobs campaign for US hiring spree

Managers at McDonald’s (and the staff presumably) hate the snarky McJobs description of its low-paid positions but the company has been tackling the issue head on recently with a series of ads plugging careers, or McJobs. This is one of ...

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