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Stephen Grabiner exit puts pressure on Guardian and EMAP

Stephen Grabiner, boss of private equity giant Apax Partners’ media operations, is leaving the company in the wake of his last big deal, buying publisher EMAP with Guardian Media Group, going pear-shaped. Apax and GMG coughed up around £1bn for ...

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BP needs a rebrand – what about Anglo-Iranian?

Because BP, the most vilified company on earth, was once the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company during which period it acted as an unofficial arm of the British government, helping to engineer a coup in Iran in the 1950s which brought the ...

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Cameron under pressure over BP

One of the many roles of a British Prime Minister is to be Brand Director or Head of PR for UK plc, something which Tony Blair, for all his faults, accomplished rather well. Even Gordon Brown, never one of nature’s ...

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Savage job cuts at the Mirror titles

The three UK Mirror titles – Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People – are to cut 200 editorial jobs, getting on for half their total staff of 554. A third of these jobs are so-called casuals but, on tabloid newspapers ...

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Anomaly dumps Diesel – or was it the other way round?

It was certainly a short and, it would seem, not especially sweet relationship anyway as trendy integrated agency Anomaly has resigned Diesel after just nine months, shortly after producing its much-hyped ‘Be Stupid’ global campaign for the Italian fashion brand. ...

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Will DLKW work some magic for Lowe London?

Well Lowe London could certainly do with some, the agency has never recovered from founder Sir Frank Lowe’s fallout with the Interpublic board before the agency went through a string of pretty clueless CEOs and then, the final blow, Lowe ...

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Queen of the Net Mary Meeker predicts new online ad boom

That’s Morgan Stanley’s internet analyst Mary Meeker who told a conference in New York that online advertising is due for another huge boost based on figures showing that it takes just 13 per cent of US adspend although it accounts ...

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