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More trouble for BBH as North America boss Steve Harty quits

What a difference an account makes. Shortly after Bartle Bogle Hegarty in the US lost the Cadillac account to Fallon the agency’s most senior executive in the US, group chairman Steve Harty, is on his bike. Harty had only been ...

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Omnicom inches ahead and lays down a global challenge to WPP

Giant marketing communications group Omnicom saw its profits inch ahead by 4.2 per cent to $243m in the second quarter of 2010 on revenue of just over $3bn, $1.6bn of which came from the US. Boss John Wren said this ...

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Durex to get the Cillit Bang treatment, iPhone drives record Apple sales

It’s a busy morning in the markets with Cillit Bang and Finish owner Reckitt-Benckiser agreeing to buy Durex maker SSL for £2.54bn and Apple computer announcing another set of barely credible results, with profits up by nearly 80 per cent. ...

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Nationwide finally calls time on England football

The Nationwide Building Society, by far the biggest such entity in the UK, has confirmed that it is not to renew its £20m sponsorship of the England football team. £20m doesn’t sound that much but, given that the Football Association ...

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A message from the Mail for The Times, struggling with its paywall

Nobody knows the exact figures yet but it looks as though Rupert Murdoch’s The Times is losing its battle to turn a not very successful free online newspaper into a paywall-financed profitable online newspaper. Essentially readers are deserting in droves ...

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The poke reveals the Daily Mail’s editorial secrets

Better late than never, but this piece from amusing UK website the poke which ran a few days ago is a genius ‘exposure’ of the Daily Mail’s editorial secrets and should be essential reading for all those baffled by its ...

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Conrad Black wins bail victory over US justice department

Or should we say Lord Black? Anyway Conrad Black, aka Lord Black of Crossharbour, is about to be granted bail in the US after three appeal judges ruled that a US legal requirement that business leaders had to live up ...

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Adidas switches global ad account to Sid Lee – who the hell is Sid Lee?

Well it’s a Montreal-based agency whose principals Bertrand Cesvet, chairman, Eric Alper, strategist, and Tony Babinski, creative director, have a long relationship with entertainment phenomenon Cirque de Soleil and now work their magic for, among others, Adidas. And it’s quite ...

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