Politics

More news on bunga bunga, maybe this is what went on at Berlusconi’s parties

In the spirit of scholarly inquiry we’ve been looking into this ‘bunga bunga’ business (the post-prandial entertainment of choice at Italian PM and media magnate Silvio Berlusconi’s parties) and it seems the phrase can also refer to an African erotic ...

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Five things you didn’t know about advertising agencies: 1990s (1)

1/ The 1990s was the decade that the tide turned for ad agencies and the business is still trying to recover from the reverses it suffered. Advertising, or paid-for promotion as we might call it, is actually booming; the biggest ...

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Deputy PM Nick Clegg is best communicator says PR Week

Coalition government deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has won PR Week’s gong as communicator of the year, which will be some consolation to him as angry Lib Dems eviscerate him and his sidekick treasury minister Danny ...

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UK government ad cutbacks could kill WPP’s M4C media agency at birth

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is very keen on creating bespoke agencies to handle big bits of business but all too often these are confounded by what might be called ‘events.’ One such was his attempt three years ago to establish ...

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Does anyone, apart from agencies and media owners, really need the COI?

Because they might not have it very much longer. The UK cabinet office, which is in charge of the current ‘bonfire of the quangos’ as the coalition government culls public bodies it thinks are useless, has confirmed that the COI ...

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