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Why does Vodafone always seem to find marketing so damn difficult?

It’s not as though the company isn’t successful, it’s valued at a hardly insignificant £84bn and it’s just offloaded a four per cent investment in China Mobile for a hunky £4bn. But boss Vittorio Colao has clearly fallen out with ...

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Margaret Thatcher steals the show at Saatchi 40th birthday party

She may be 84 and struggling with dementia but former prime minister Margaret Thatcher stole the show at the joint Saatch & Saatchi/M&C Saatchi 40th birthday celebrations at Charles Saatchi’s Kings Road, Chelsea, art gallery. No sign of Charlie though. ...

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Posh and Becks heat it up for Intimately Yours fragrance launch

Yes here they are, snogging and groping in a lift for the launch of yet another celebrity fragrance Intimately Yours by David and Victoria Beckham (I wonder how much of an argument there was over whose name came first). If ...

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Apple backs down over app developer rules, Google trumpets display offer

Apple doesn’t back down very often but it’s given way on the crucial issue of ‘apps’, one the prime driving forces behind the phenomenal take-up of the iPhone and iPad. Yesterday it announced it would accept apps developed with alternative ...

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Saatchi Fallon’s Robert Senior hits back at former allies Green and Flintham

Robert Senior, current CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon, formed Fallon in the UK with Laurence Green and Richard Flintham, among others. And very well they did too, creating award-winning work for Cadbury and Sony Bravia among others. But planner ...

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Morrisons to take on Tesco and Sainsburys with convenience stores

Heady times at Morrisons under new chief executive officer Dalton Philips. Not only has the chain produced an excellent set of figures but it’s planning to take on the big boys by launching a chain of convenience stores and maybe ...

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Doubts arise over ITV's dream daybreak team

Mixed news so far for ITV bosses about their much-hyped dream couple Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley who have taken over the early morning sofa in an attempt to revive its performance in that slot, where it has been regularly ...

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Google Instant poses problems for search engine marketers

Google Instant, announced yesterday in San Francisco with Apple-style pizazz, means that people searching on Google with get a list of options even as they’re typing in their search. So start typing America and Amazon will pop up. Some pundits ...

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It’s official, Piers Morgan gets Larry King’s old job on CNN

What a master of timing that man Morgan is; just as Simon Cowell’s talent show franchise is running out of gas (Morgan is a judge on America’s Got Talent) and every former News of the World editor (which Morgan was ...

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