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Media shop the7stars wins all Cunard media and creative

You have to hand it to the7stars (named after a pub), Britain’s biggest media independent and seemingly capable of spreading its wings too. Now it’s won Cunard’s combined UK creative and media business without a pitch, creative from Alpha Century ...

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Publicis Groupe tightens hold on giant BT UK account

Publicis Groupe has tightened its hold on the BT UK business, CRM moving to Digitas from WPP’s Wunderman Thompson with fellow Publicis agency Saatchi & Saatchi picking up BT Sport business, both without a pitch. Saatchi handles BT’s main consumer ...

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Is Piers Morgan’s Uncensored on Talk TV the wrong show at the wrong time?

Audiences for Rupert Murdoch’s new Talk TV are plummeting according to reports, with less than 60,000 people watching much-trumpeted (not least by him) Piers Morgan’s flagship Uncensored show. This was less on one night than Nigel Farage managed on GB ...

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Can Mother’s ‘Motivation that moves you’ revive Peloton?

Mother LA has debuted for Peloton, good news for the nascent outpost of the London agency, not so good for adam&eveDDB New York which won Peloton a couple of years ago. Mother’s new line is ‘Motivation that moves you.’ The ...

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ASA bans Tesco and Adidas ads for ‘swearing’ and nudity

The British public’s prudish streak is out in force this week. The Advertising Standards Authority has banned an Adidas ad for showing women’s breasts, and a Tesco ad for (almost) using swear words. Adidas caused some commotion earlier in the ...

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Publicis Italia waves its magic over Barilla

Barilla is celebrating its 145th birthday (obviously they couldn’t hang on a bit) with nifty new red packaging and a new line – Al Bronzo – which seems to be an attempt to move everyday brand Barilla up the culinary ...

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BT fires another heavyweight salvo in the broadband wars

BT is certainly wheeling out the big guns in the UK broadband wars and Saatchi & Saatchi is back with a rant about broadband nightmares, avoidable, it seems, with something called Halo 3+Hybrid (is it a car?) Maybe they are ...

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