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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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Nielsen’s last word on the Super Bowl, Doritos wins on recall, VW’s little Darth Vader was the most liked

So there you are, researcher Nielsen confirms USA Today’s viewer poll more or less with Pepsico’s array of brands led by Doritos winning in the recall stakes. Most-liked was VW’s Little Darth Vader ad which, taken together with the doggy ...

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