Colin Murray tramples over 606 caller, another triumph for Five Live and Ulster

Radio Five’s music presenter turned sports journo Colin Murray was presenting the station’s 606 phone-in this Sunday and, despite protestations that he was just a fan and knew nothing more about football than did his callers, proceeded to prevent most ...

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Adidas leapfrogs Nike in World Cup stakes – but is it all balls?

Well in Adidas’ case it seems to be, with its controversial Jabulani ball accounting for much of the online buzz that has allowed it to overtake ‘ambush’ marketer Nike as the most recognised sport brand. Adidas is an official sponsor ...

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Roll up for the "manliest scent" of Bruce Willis

Hard man film actor Bruce Willis is the latest celebrity to launch his own fragrance brand, following in a long line of public faces that includes Britney Spears, P Diddy, JLo, the Beckhams and even Cliff Richard. With the enticing ...

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Arise Sir Charles, Saatchi gives UK his modern art collection

Not all of it of course, the 200 artworks legendary adman and equally legendary art collector Charles Saatchi is giving the UK don’t include everything he’s bought – like the Damien Hirsts for example. But the collection, valued at £25m, ...

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Creative ‘insurgent’ Alex Bogusky quits advertising

Yes, the man who garnered the silly title (even by agency standards) in January this year of chief creative insurgent at MDC Partners, the owner of his agency Crispin Porter Bogusky, is packing in the business to do other things. ...

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The South Americans are coming, Santo nicks Milkybar from JWT

Fresh from Brazil’s Almap BBDO picking up the lion’s share of gongs at Cannes, now the Santo agency from Buenos Aires has invaded Knightsbridge Green in London by pinching the Nestle Milkybar business from WPP’s JWT. Santo, which handles some ...

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Wrong supermarket ad knocks Brazil out of the World Cup

This isn’t the first time the wrong ad has been run, nor the last no doubt, but Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo has placed itself high up the list of major cock-ups. The day after Brazil’s comfortable World Cup ...

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Larry King steps down, will Piers Morgan step up?

CNN’s Larry King is finally retiring after 25 years of Larry King Live in which period the irascible presenter has interviewed everyone from rappers to presidents. His final week included Lady Gaga and Barack Obama. Inevitably there is huge speculation ...

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