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Procter & Gamble puts ad agencies on the green spot

If it wasn’t bad enough dealing with the procurement department and its desires to reduce costs to nil, ad agencies and others are now finding their environmental practices under (potential) fire. The world’s biggest advertiser Procter & Gamble has just ...

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ITV new boy Crozier moans too much about CRR verdict

The UK Competition Commission has decided to keep the Contract Rights Renewal system for ITV (which prevents the network jacking up prices for advertisers who reduce their spend) although it says it won’t stay ‘for ever.’ But why shouldn’t it? ...

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Gravity-defying Lord Bell reports record revenue at Chime

Lord Bell, Tim Bell as was in his Saatchi & Saatchi days, is that rare breed of adman who proved equally adept at doing something else. Public relations is not so different from advertising of course but the cultural divide ...

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Will the Tories really slash the UK COI’s £232m budget?

On the face of it it’s a done deal, the Tories and their putative allies the Liberal Democrats have vowed to cut the UK’s deficit – currently standing at an imposing £167bn – so shaving 20 per cent or so ...

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Can Willie save the BA brand?

It looks like a fight to the end for BA’s Willie Walsh and the Unite union following BA’s rejection today of Unite’s call for further talks on restoring the cabin crew’s travel perks, which BA removed after the strike earlier ...

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Boys, boys! Boulton and Campbell square up on Sky TV

Sometime or other we may have a government in the UK. In the meantime we must amuse ourselves with the antics of the broadcasters and here we have Sky political editor Adam Boulton and Tony Blair’s spinmeister Alastair Campbell (once ...

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Samsung sets out to become the world’s jolly green giant

No, not a producer of canned vegetables but the world’s biggest producer of ‘green’ environmentally friendly products. The South Korean giant, which accounts for 20 per cent of that country’s exports, is to launch or expand businesses in five sectors ...

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Farce as price fixing case against BA marketing execs collapses

It only took the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service four years to discover, in court today, that they had ‘no evidence’ to offer against four British Airways marketing executives on price-fixing charges. BA’s current head of sales Martin Crawley and former ...

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