Politics

Publicis Groupe and France Telecom team to launch €300m tech start-up fund

Publicis Groupe and France Telecom are launching a venture capital start-up fund for tech companies aiming to raise €300m. The two companies are putting in the first €150m. The new fund will be managed independently of Publicis Groupe and France ...

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Embattled News Corporation puts its money into more old-time religion

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has hardly seemed to be on the side of the angels recently, still suffering the fall-out from the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Among other things this cost it the long-desired $12bn deal to ...

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BETC’s Jean-Chrisophe Royer answers Saatchi Tel Aviv’s ‘Impossible Brief’

Two years ago at Cannes Saatchi & Saatchi Tel Aviv launched its ‘Impossible Brief,’ inviting creatives to produce something that helped to foster better relations between the Israelis and Palestinians. The winner was Jean-Christophe Royer (pictured here in enfant terrible ...

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Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the Labour Party conference – was this the day the wheels came off the News Corporation chariot?

The scene was Brighton, England and embattled UK prime minister Gordon Brown had just tried (and mostly failed) to rally his battered troops. Leading Labour politicos at the party conference were no doubt looking forward to a few sustaining snifters ...

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Lowe Bogota and Droga5 share 4A’s Jay Chiat strategic excellence award

It’s nice that there’s an American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) award for clever thinking in memory of the late Jay Chiat and, for the first time, it’s been shared. Lowe SSP3 in Bogota, Columbia, wins for its celebrated ‘Operation ...

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