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UK’s COI to publish agency fees for government ads

Which is the last thing ad agencies need as they face up to the likely cuts the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government is likely to impose on the hitherto generous Central Office of Information, the body that handles government ad spending. ...

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Dooner’s $37m pay-off sharpens focus on top ad exec pay

McCann Worldgroup CEO John Dooner is retiring with a $37.7m pay-off, though he’ll be staying on at the company as a consultant. Or, as Adweek says in this report, be paid $2.5m for 15 years in return for not working ...

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Nestle bows to Greenpeace online campaign

More evidence of how the web is enabling pressure groups with relatively small budgets to embarrass global brands emerged today with the news that Nestle, owner of the KitKat brand, says it is to work with NGOs to investigate its ...

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Now BP is asked to fund Gulf tourist campaigns

Cleaning up an oil spill, especially one on a truly epic scale, is an expensive business as Gulf of Mexico perpetrator BP is finding out. Now the oil giant, which is already facing clean-up bills running into billions and the ...

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Google and Intel team with Sony to crack set top TV market

Google and Intel are teaming to offer a ‘smart TV’ platform aimed at bringing web services into the box in the corner of the room by combining Google’s Android operating system with Intel’s Atom microprocessor. The key to this latest ...

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Asia Pacific TV adspend overtakes ‘depressing’ Europe

Who’d be a European these days, especially in the Eurozone? WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell for one seems to regret it, describing the advertising outlook in Europe as “depressing” at the recent International Advertising Association conference in Moscow. By contrast advertising ...

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Standard Chartered shows marketers the way in India

British bank Standard Chartered, which does 90 per cent of its business in the Far East and India, is to become the first foreign company to list shares (known as Indian Depository Receipts) on an Indian stock exchange. The company, ...

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