There’s influence and influence and the Financial Times seems to have it in spades if the reaction to a story in last Wednesday’s pink ‘un is any guide. The FT wrote that China, the world’s biggest buyer of government bonds ...Read More »
At which point you presumably aren’t bringing in too much new business. But Omnicom shareholders today supported a proposal that will give outgoing CEO John Wren (his dependents presumably) up to $41m when he dies. He’s already due to collect ...Read More »
It always looked likely that Rupert Howell, the former HHCL and McCanns chief, ITV’s managing director of brand and commercial, would run out of room on the arrival of another former agency man Adam Crozier as CEO. The station is ...Read More »
Sounds daft we know but for decades Apple has been the discerning techies’ choice and many a heated argument has taken place between designers and writers praising its wares with quasi-religious zeal and other people saying ‘get a life,’ everybody ...Read More »
Reckitt’s Phil Thomas tops UK marketing directors list – but do these people have real power any more?
They do in some places obviously – witness Joel Ewanick’s doings at General Motors. But in the UK these days marketing directors seem to be regarded as disposable, important for a while but unlikely to make it to the top ...Read More »
It won’t work because it’s complex (yet another box), costly, people don’t want to surf on their TVs, it will add to advertising audience fragmentation and (in the US) you can get most of the good bits already on cable. ...Read More »
Arguably they both point to the occasional, but persistent, problem of doing business in the US. BP is receiving a terrible kicking from various American legislators and government types, starting with president Obama. So it should, you may say, as ...Read More »
Channel Five, or Five as it likes to be known, is officially up for sale according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. The terrestrial station, which is owned by Luxembourg-based RTL which in turn is majority-owned by German media ...Read More »
Labour chooses its Miliband, Sullivan buys more of West Ham, is it too late for Fabio to call up Rodwell?
**Former foreign secretary David Miliband has secured the backing of 37 Labour MPs (four more than he needed) to stand for the leadership of the Labour Party. Embarrassingly for him this is a few days after his younger brother Ed ...Read More »