Red Urban invents the ‘modern pioneer’ for Drake Hotel’s gift shops

Those Canadian are mining their heritage to some effect these days and agency Red Urban has invented the ‘modern pioneer’ for Toronto Drake Hotel’s three Drake General Stores (clearly a radical take on the hotel gift shop). Canadians have rather ...

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Wonga not bunga is media magnate Silvio Berlusconi’s problem now

Shares in embattled Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset media empire (which spans pay and terrestrial TV, newspapers and magazines) were suspended for a period yesterday as investors headed for the exit. The shares have lost 20 per cent of ...

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Social media users in developed markets give thumbs down to brands online says new TNS report

Businesses are wasting time and money trying to reach people online without realising many resent big brands invading their social networks according to findings from a global study launched today by WPP-owned research company TNS. The findings come from TNS’s ...

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McCann gets its Swedish dividend at last with global Ikea.com account

Well a smallish one anyway as working on furniture giant Ikea’s website seems to be a project deal and previous refurbs of the website were handled by McCann Worldgroup owner Interpublic’s Huge and Deutsch anyway. But McCann, which has had ...

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National Parks star for Y&R and Crush Royal Canadian Mint campaign

Ads flogging coins from various national mints are usually tacky affairs, trying to persuade gullible punters that the ‘special’ coins are worth more than real ones. But Canada’s Royal Mint has produced a charming treatment for its latest offer, highlighting ...

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