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Early death of Philip Gould reminds us of the days when admen ruled the UK political world

And Philip Gould (latterly Lord Gould) wasn’t even a particularly famous adman before he was chosen by New Labour presiding genius Peter Mandelson (later Lord…etc, etc) to be the about-to-be-revived party’s opinion pollster (usually focus groups) and sage. Gould died ...

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‘Super Mario’ Balotelli backs fireworks safety

Manchester City’s ‘bad boy’ (and extremely good) footballer Mario Balotelli has been signed up to support fireworks safety in his adopted home town of Manchester. Just the other week some of Mario’s chums set fire to his £3m rented house ...

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BETC’s Jean-Chrisophe Royer answers Saatchi Tel Aviv’s ‘Impossible Brief’

Two years ago at Cannes Saatchi & Saatchi Tel Aviv launched its ‘Impossible Brief,’ inviting creatives to produce something that helped to foster better relations between the Israelis and Palestinians. The winner was Jean-Christophe Royer (pictured here in enfant terrible ...

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Coke cans go white to help polar bears and WWF

Coca-Cola just loves polar bears, the not-so-cuddly creatures have given the fizzy drink an unlikely winter platform for years now. As someone on YouTube points out, this ad manages to connect the North (polar bears) and South (penguins) Poles. Anyway ...

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Independent shareholders want James Murdoch out of News Corporation

About 80 per cent of non-aligned or independent shareholders do anyway according to this analysis by the BBC’s Robert Peston of votes cast at last Friday’s AGM of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Nearly as many want elder brother Lachlan to ...

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