News

Twitter gets tough with piggyback advertisers

Just a few weeks after announcing its own advertising system, ‘Promoted Tweets,’ Twitter is trying to ban other companies inserting ads into its stream of 140 character messages. Twitter is already working with a handful of advertisers and hopes to ...

Read More »

Google’s AdMob clearance is another blow for Apple

The US competition authorities have cleared Google’s acquisition of mobile ad network AdMob, in part because rival Apple (which tried to buy AdMob) bought Quattro Wireless and has launched its own mobile ad service iAd. AdMob is bigger than Quattro ...

Read More »

Tesco backs minimum pricing on drinks

So the mighty Tesco has spoken, coming out in favour of minimum pricing of alcoholic drinks, much to the surprise and no doubt chagrin of both its rivals and the drinks producers. Writing in today's Daily Telegraph, Tesco chief executive ...

Read More »

UK clients grumble about fees, PHD adds Kraft to Cadbury

Advertiser trade body ISBA’s latest Paying for Advertising report moans about agency profits even as it reports that agency fee levels are still falling. This is according to Campaign which seems to have been given a sneak preview of the ...

Read More »

Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney are World Cup rivals

In the nicest possible way of course, as these two seem to be the players advertisers have plumped for as the UK (and indeed the world) prepares for World Cup mania. They’re hardly surprising choices of course, advertisers aren’t likely ...

Read More »

Payvment aims to turn Facebook fans into shoppers

Payvment, the free Facebook app that allows people and companies to set up their own stores on the social network, is attracting the interest of US investors and has just secured $1.5m in investment from Blue Run Ventures and others. ...

Read More »

Will Wenlock and Mandeville do the business for London 2012?

Well it’s all very clever and, based on a script by children’s author Michael Morpurgo, quite charming in the launch film. But will these two cyclops-type things do a good job in merchandising the 2012 Olympics Games in London? They’re ...

Read More »