Politics

Now Pepsico’s in the dock over ‘demeaning’ Pepsi Max Super Bowl ad

Pepsi Max’s Super bowl ad has aroused the ire of Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee from Texas for being ‘demeaning’ to African American women as one of them accidentally chucks a can at a white woman. This is one of ...

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PR disaster as Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott sandbags UK government bankers bonus deal

The UK coalition government, comprised of Tories led by David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne with a tail of increasingly reluctant Liberal Democrats, has been completely sandbagged today by Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott (hardly a household name) resigning over ...

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Arianna Huffington the big winner as AOL buys Huffington Post for $315m

One-time market-leading ISP AOL has been trying to reinvent itself as an online content provider since it split from Time Warner in 2009 and now CEO Tim Armstrong has bet the ranch on Arianna Huffington and her Huffington Post, the ...

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Is Rupert Murdoch just too old for this The Daily new media lark?

Well if you look at this presentation for the launch of his new iPad paper The Daily you might come to that conclusion. Editor Jesse Angelo does a good job, clearly understanding all of it and then Rupe himself emerges ...

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UK’s ASA bans YSL Opium ad – is it running scared?

Many government quangos have taken a hit under the coalition government, this being a pretty easy way to save money even if the same functions and often people tend to pop up somewhere else. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is ...

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AA’s Tim Lefroy snubs ‘big society’ offer from government advisers Sorrell and Lane Fox

We’re reading between the lines here of course but WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell and woman-about-everything-new-media Martha Lane Fox are advising the coalition government on its communications policy, in particular its desire to get more bang for its bucks (or, ...

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Starbucks wins first round in distribution battle with Kraft

Everybody’s (least) favourite company Kraft has lost the first (and likely crucial) round in its fight to stop Starbucks ending its ten year distribution deal Kraft had tried to claim in a US court that its agreement to distribute Starbucks ...

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