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Murdoch kills news aggregator project only weeks before launch

In an embarrassing climbdown, News Corporation has announced it is canning its Project Alesia aggregated digital news platform just weeks away from its launch. Things must have looked bad for the normally bullish and committed News Corp suddenly to kill ...

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Mike Amour heads up new Singapore-based marcoms company Project: Worldwide

Former Grey and TBWA senior manager Mike Amour has been signed to run an ambitious new marcoms holding company called Project: Worldwide, based on the George P. Johnson events company. Here’s their press release, otherwise disguised as a news report ...

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Deputy PM Nick Clegg is best communicator says PR Week

Coalition government deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has won PR Week’s gong as communicator of the year, which will be some consolation to him as angry Lib Dems eviscerate him and his sidekick treasury minister Danny ...

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ASA bans Waitrose ad for telling porkies about pig welfare

Waitrose has made so much play of its ethical principles in recent years, to great commercial success of course , that it comes as a bit of a shock to find it rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for making ...

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Omnicom results provide further evidence of advertising recovery, Havas up too

The uptick in agency fortunes continues with Omnicom, the world’s second-largest marcoms group, reporting a five per cent increase in revenues (to $3bn) and six per cent increase in profits ($172.9m) for the third quarter of 2010. US revenue, fuelled ...

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