Politics

Has Piers Morgan the staying power to make Talk TV a success?

It takes quite a lot to make us warm to Donald Trump (actually warm is a bit strong) but here he is on the first Piers Morgan Uncensored segment of Rupert Murdoch’s new Talk TV, trying to get a word ...

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Post-Covid UK adspend rising says IPA but there are plenty of clouds on the horizon

Total UK marketing budgets were revised up to an almost eight-year high during the opening quarter of 2022, according to latest IPA Bellwether Report. Total marketing budgets were upwardly revised by nearly one-quarter of Bellwether panellists (24.1%). !0% of companies ...

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Why Channel 4 privatisation is a process of Discovery

The UK government has finally pressed the starting gun on the privatisation of broadcaster Channel 4, even though virtually no-one seems to think it’s a good idea. The best Boris Johnson’s gang can up with is that private money will ...

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Ciesco: M&A booms in early Q1 2022 but falls back in March

Specialist M&A firm Ciesco reports a 17% volume increase in deal activity in the first quarter of 2022, with the digital agency sub-sector up 72% on 2021. The quarter includes a 48% January increase but a decrease in deal volume ...

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Centrica review challenges The&Partnership/WPP

The&Partnership’s fabled ability to retain clients will be put to the test as British Gas owner Centrica reviews all its agency arrangements in its first such review since 2019. T&P is Centrica’s lead creative agency, the cornerstone of a WPP ...

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Qantas and The Monkeys revive rallying cry for Australia

Here’s one to bring a tear to Dame Edna Everage’s beady eye: the return of ‘I still call Australia home’ from Quantas and Accenture’s The Monkeys, shot pre-Covid and featuring some famous expat Aussies including Hugh Jackman, Kylie, a number ...

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