Politics

Publicis Groupe drawn into Rato scandal in Spain

Spain is currently embroiled in a financial scandal dating back to the financial crisis and one of the leading figures reportedly involved is Rodrigo Rato, a former Spanish finance minister and, after that, managing director of the International Monetary Fund ...

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Back to the drawing board for mayoral hopeful Ivan

An agency called London Advertising produced this video for London mayoral hopeful Ivan Massow, an entrepreneur and gay advocate. London’s Michael Moszynski says: “As Ivan has put a lot of time and effort into his campaign, and spent a lot ...

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George Parker: the MAA idiot’s guide to US elections

You guys have just gone through a General Election. It dragged on for almost six weeks and lots of money was expended to produce a result every single pollster got wrong. Ha, amateurs. Here in America we do not arse ...

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Did the big money Fifa sponsors nix Sepp Blatter?

Fifa boss Sepp Blatter (left) is resigning, even as we write this, which surely testifies to the belated realisation on the part of its big money sponsors – who include Adidas, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Sony – that they can ...

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Lucky Generals launches ‘Goonervision Song Contest’ for Paddy Power

I’ve often found Paddy Power’s advertising efforts mildly irritating – sometimes more than that. You set out to be ‘disruptive’ and it often seems as though the kids have taken over the nursery. The missing factor is ‘taste,’ a rather ...

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UK voters ignore the experts and vote for Cameron

The voters make fools of us all from time to time (including we hacks) and it looks as though 2015’s General Election has been one such instance. Most of the polls have been proved wrong (except a so-called ‘rogue’ one ...

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