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Branded by Geronimo scores for Kompany comeback

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City fame is back off to Anderlecht, where he started his career, as player-manager. Good luck to the estimable Kompany but he may find the dual role a touch taxing, as other famous names have before ...

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Shareholder advisors on the war path over pay at Sorrell’s new S4 Capital

We thought Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay was yesterday’s news as he’s now ensconced at “better, faster, cheaper” S4 Capital. At WPP he controversially earned buckets including £72m in 2016. But now two shareholder advisors, Glass Lewis and ISS, are urging ...

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Time for Sainsbury’s to up its game as CMA blocks giant merger with Asda

To nobody’s great surprise the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the attempted £7bn merger of Sainsbury’s and Walmart-owned Asda, saying: “It’s our responsibility to protect the millions of people who shop at Sainsbury’s and Asda every week. ...

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Can Hornby’s The&Partnership ride to rescue of Change UK?

Newly-formed political entity The Independent Group, consisting of a handful of Remain-supporting refugee MPs from Labour and the Tories, hasn’t exactly got off to a flying start. For the time being at least it’s known as Change UK as the ...

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The History of Advertising Trust’s Jack Meggitt-Phillips picks his Desert Island (political) Ads

Jack Meggitt-Phillips is presenter and co-producer of The History of Advertising Podcast, the Apple Podcasts show which looks back at the stories behind some of the nation’s favourite ads.   Desert Island Ads Politics has been described as showbusiness for ...

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Macallan takes a flyer and comes crashing to earth

This global ad for Macallan whisky has been banned by the UK’s ASA (somewhat belatedly) for, well, encouraging people to jump off cliffs maybe. Or believing they can turn into a bird. The usual aspirational nonsense from spirits makers. It ...

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