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UK’s ASA bans YSL Opium ad – is it running scared?

Many government quangos have taken a hit under the coalition government, this being a pretty easy way to save money even if the same functions and often people tend to pop up somewhere else. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is ...

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AA’s Tim Lefroy snubs ‘big society’ offer from government advisers Sorrell and Lane Fox

We’re reading between the lines here of course but WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell and woman-about-everything-new-media Martha Lane Fox are advising the coalition government on its communications policy, in particular its desire to get more bang for its bucks (or, ...

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Rothschilds take a bet on the weather with 70 per cent of Weather Central

Sir Evelyn Rothschild and his wife Lynn Forester de Rothschild, the senior members of the merchant banking clan, are taking a big bet on our enduring fascination with the weather (and climate change possibly) by buying 70 per cent of ...

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Krispy Kreme saddles up and heads for Kansas City agency Barkley

Here’s one that got away, as far as the big boys are concerned anyway. Calory-busting doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has chosen Kansas City agency Barkley to handle its international account. Here’s the Kansas City Star’s report. They love doughnuts at ...

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Starbucks wins first round in distribution battle with Kraft

Everybody’s (least) favourite company Kraft has lost the first (and likely crucial) round in its fight to stop Starbucks ending its ten year distribution deal Kraft had tried to claim in a US court that its agreement to distribute Starbucks ...

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