Mad Man Gene Case, the man behind LBJ’s ‘nuclear’ ad, dies at 72

Back in 1964, the height of the Mad Men era, there were a few other things on people’s minds, like a possible, even likely, nuclear war with Russia. John Kennedy’s successor Lyndon Johnson was fighting the arch-right Republican candidate Barry ...

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More headaches for Murdoch as Times drops below 500,000

The latest ABC figures show that all the quality dailies saw their circulations fall in August, no doubt due to a combination of the holiday period and the inexorable pressure of the internet. But News International will be the most ...

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Engine Group says no to IPO, has Peter Scott got his timing wrong?

Engine CEO Peter Scott has earned a deserved reputation for shrewd business dealing over the past thirty years but his announcement today that Engine Group, the mini-marcoms company based on ad agency WCRS (he was one of the original names ...

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Coca-Cola at war over US decision to fire Wayne Rooney

Coke is one of errant England football star Wayne Rooney’s main sponsors, contributing about £2.5m to the kid from Toxteth’s annual earnings. The team in Atlanta are less than amused at his reported extra-marital antics involving two hookers in Manchester ...

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Why does Vodafone always seem to find marketing so damn difficult?

It’s not as though the company isn’t successful, it’s valued at a hardly insignificant £84bn and it’s just offloaded a four per cent investment in China Mobile for a hunky £4bn. But boss Vittorio Colao has clearly fallen out with ...

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Margaret Thatcher steals the show at Saatchi 40th birthday party

She may be 84 and struggling with dementia but former prime minister Margaret Thatcher stole the show at the joint Saatch & Saatchi/M&C Saatchi 40th birthday celebrations at Charles Saatchi’s Kings Road, Chelsea, art gallery. No sign of Charlie though. ...

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