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HTC Europe appoints McCann – here’s the first big challenge for new creative director Linus Karlsson

HTC is the Taiwan maker of groovy mobile phones which has never got its marketing quite right, originally it was called Hi-Tech Corporation which might have played well in Taiwan but was less compelling elsewhere in the world. It supplies ...

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Ever-acquisitive MDC Partners buys 60 per cent of hot shop Anomaly

There’s no holding Canada-based MDC Partners and the ambitious marcoms groups has followed its purchase of a minority stake in LA’s 72andSunny with a deal to buy 60 per cent of controversial integrated agency Anomaly, based in New York and ...

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Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona top football rich list

Spain’s footballing duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona top Deloitte’s list of Europe’s highest-earning clubs yet again, maintaining their lead over English moneybags Manchester United. Actually the oft-maligned English Premier League comes out of it pretty well because it negotiates ...

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PR disaster as Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott sandbags UK government bankers bonus deal

The UK coalition government, comprised of Tories led by David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne with a tail of increasingly reluctant Liberal Democrats, has been completely sandbagged today by Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott (hardly a household name) resigning over ...

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Facebook now tops for hookers says US academic

Which probably isn’t what Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook crew want to read. But according to Columbia University professor Sudhir Venkatesh Facebook has increased its share of the hookers market, overtaking Craigslist as the “leading online recruitment space” for sex ...

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