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Chime in another controversial deal as it buys Lord Coe’s sports company for £12m

Much muttering in UK adland today about mini-marcoms group Chime Communications’ purchase of (Lord) Sebastian Coe’s sports consultancy company Complete Leisure Group for a reported £12m. Coe (left), who was chairman of the London Olympics, owns 90 per cent of ...

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Unilever 2 Procter & Gamble 0 in the consumer goods giant Champion’s League

It’s quite tough in the Champion’s League of consumer goods companies at the moment as the likes of Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and Reckitt Benckiser struggle with higher input prices and price-conscious consumers, particular in stagnating Western Europe. Anglo-Dutch ...

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Has Apple regained its ad mojo with new iPad Mini?

Everybody seems to be moaning about the high price of the new iPad Mini (£269 and up in the UK) but it’ll probably still sell by the bucketload. Apple’s advertising from TBWA/Media Arts Lab has incurred a right old roasting ...

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PowerLinks claims its new technology unlocks the contextual advertising box

A UK company called PowerLinks is launching what it claims to be the industry’s “first and only real-time ad-serving technology that enables ad agencies to buy and manage In-image and In-text advertising, while allowing premium publishers to control ads served ...

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Does the Guardian’s newspaper and digital strategy actually add up?

The Guardian has said it may be forced to make compulsory redundancies as its efforts to persuade journalists to leave voluntarily have failed. It was seeking up to 100 voluntary redundancies but only 30 or so people signed up. According ...

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WPP’s Sorrell reports a black September for revenue

Growth at the world’s largest advertising group WPP almost ground to a halt in September, forcing WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell to cut the company’s 2012 revenue growth estimate to between 2.5 per cent and three per cent. As recently as ...

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