PR

WPP’s Sorrell opposes Bell and Pottinger’s PR buyout plans

Sir Martin Sorrell (pictured), whose WPP marcoms group owns 18 per cent of old colleague Lord Bell’s Chime Communications, says he opposes the plan by Lord Bell and other senior managers including Piers Pottinger, to buy out parts of the ...

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Exclusive! Outside Organisation’s Alan Edwards on why the UK PR business still needs the tabloids

Forget Max Clifford, The Outside Organisation’s Alan Edwards is the doyen of the populist PR world. Edwards began his career in the music business (like Clifford), acting for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and David Bowie before broadening Outside’s ...

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McDonald’s ups the stakes in the health game with Happy Meals relaunch

McDonald’s is always damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t, witness the fuss over the recent TV campaign praising its farmer suppliers. Now it’s in the process of providing more ammunition for its legions of critics by revamping ...

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Now Bill Gates catches the Cannes bug with new $1m Aid challenge

Cannes really is taking over the world; not only does it dominate the advertising (and much else) awards calendar but it’s trying to change the world too. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, set up to spend some of the ...

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Now Sorrell scores £28m News International in another closed WPP pitch

This is becoming a bit of a trend, News International has awarded its £28m ad account (does it really spend that much on external media?) to holding company WPP. WPP is to set up ‘Team News’ to handle News international’s ...

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