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50 years since CDP was born – was this the world’s best agency?

There are lots of other contenders of course, Boase Massimi Pollitt in the UK, DDB in New York, maybe there are supporters of Crispin Porter Bogusky in the US and even Campaign Palace in Sydney. But Collett Dickenson Pearce, now ...

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Now US business goes Apple app crazy

At long last Apple is cracking the corporate market, instanced by booming sales of iPhones (27 per cent of the US market in February) and the new iPad. Buyers are apparently being wooed by the ever-growing number of Apple apps ...

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TV boom times are back – for a few months at least

According to respected research firm Enders Analysis they are anyway. Enders forecasts that the UK TV market will be up by around 20 per cent in April and May this year compared to last, following tiny increases at the start ...

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PR agencies in a spin over Vodafone

A little online barney between two UK PR agencies has caused some amusement among the nation’s spinners this morning. Apparently Vodafone’s recently appointed agency, Paratus, (slightly toffy name, Latin for ‘prepared’ we believe) sent out an erroneous release to bloggers ...

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Kelner named as Independent editor but Geordie Greig’s in charge

Simon Kelner has been named as the new editor of the Independent, taking over from Roger Alton who’s been on death row almost since taking over the job. Kelner was editor for a decade until 2008 when he was promoted ...

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An election or a class in student economics?

Voters in the UK General Election might be forgiven for scratching their heads and then going back to sleep as they contemplate the opening rounds of the campaign, largely a discussion about public sector ‘savings’ and whether or not a ...

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Marketing Week pinches columnist Mark Ritson from Marketing – maybe there’s life in the old dog yet

Not the ever-youthful Mr Ritson of course but Marketing Week, the Centaur-owned weekly marketing magazine that looked on its uppers just a few months ago. Ritson first came to prominence as a columnist on rival Haymarket’s Marketing when he was ...

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Even Aleksandr the meerkat forgets his script now and again – but is he in danger of outstaying his welcome?

Yet another comparethemarket.com ad featuring Aleksandr the meerkate has emerged (he must be the saviour of the UK commercials business) but rather than showing that, here’s a collection of Aleksandr’s alleged bloopers (see full story). But Aleksandr is becoming a ...

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More big media deals going pear-shaped, AOL wants to ditch Bebo

Which the hapless ISP bought from its British owners for a chunky $850m just two years ago. AOL itself was the agent of probably the biggest botched deal in media history when it ‘bought’ massive media conglomerate Time Warner in ...

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