PR

Matthew Freud seals £40m buy-back deal from Publicis – but what’s the restless PR maven going to do next?

Well that’s the obvious question isn’t it? Matthew Freud has just forked out about £40m to buy back Publicis Groupe’s 50.1 per cent stake in his UK PR firm Freud Communications (the second time he’s extricated himself from a marcoms ...

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Now WPP’s lawyers go into battle against Edelman top duo in Australia

Forget about advertising, the best account in the business at the moment is acting for WPP against the huge marcoms group’s former employees. Fresh from winning a fight with UK agency marriage counsellor Oystercatchers over its plan to start a ...

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UK PM David Cameron’s all over the place, send for a spin doctor!

He’s just acquired another one of course in former BBC producer Craig Oliver but the consensus (and it’s early days so far) is that Oliver is useless. More noted for the array of technology he carries with him than any ...

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BBH survives British Airways review to handle autumn brand relaunch

I didn’t know British Airways, now part of International Airlines Group with Iberia, had been reviewing its account but that seems to be the implication of this report in Marketing. It’s not so surprising really as BA has found advertising ...

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Chime’s Lord Bell on politics, acquisitions, HHCL and VCCP

Although he claims he’s an old fart and nobody’s interested in him any more, Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was in his Saatchi days) isn’t and people are. Now in his 70th year and recovering from a recent heart bypass ...

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