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Havas’ Vincent Bollore launches electric cars hire scheme in Paris

We’ve already had Google developing driverless cars and now another big adland figure Vincent Bollore of Havas says he is pumping 100m euros into a scheme called Autolib to rent out electric cars to Parisians. The ‘blue cars’ in question, ...

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Guinness breaks new ‘more life in the dark’ line with ad launch in Ireland

Interesting new commercials are coming thick and fast and Diageo, owner of Guinness and other brands including Johnnie Walker is dipping into its copious pockets again with this ad from AMV’s Irish operation that debuts in Ireland imminently before coming ...

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BBH pushes the envelope every which way with Johnnie Walker Marc Herremans ad

Blimey this is going to be controversial, not because it features a disabled athlete confronting his former self (which is brilliantly done) but because it’s for a booze company, Diageo’s Johnnie Walker whisky. Belgian triathlete Marc Herremans broke his back ...

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Struggling MySpace loses guaranteed income ad deal with Google

In 2007 News Corporation’s MySpace signed a highly lucrative deal with Google in which Google guaranteed MySpace $300m a year for three years in return for powering its search service and selling ads on the site (non-exclusively). But that has ...

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Does all this mean there’ll be two Robson Browns?

Newcastle agency Robson Brown went bust recently but, strangely enough, it never seems to have been more popular. We seem to have Mission Marketing Group buying some of it and former directors buying the rest. All very confusing but at ...

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Now MDC Partners buys minority in LA agency 72andSunny

It doesn’t look as though the corporate lawyers will be getting home for Christmas this year, bids and deals are beginning to flow in the ad industry at last. Toronto-based MDC Partners, owner of Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Kirschenbaum ...

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Isn’t it about time the Premier League took a firm line with these jokers – like the Indian poultry magnates who’ve just bought Blackburn?

You really couldn’t make it up. A poultry producer from India called Venky’s has just bought Premier League club Blackburn Rovers for £47m (have they received the money yet?) fired the capable manager Sam Allardyce and announced that they intend ...

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