New Nokia boss Stephen Elop signs up with Microsoft Windows for smartphones

Sometimes you just have to admit you’ve been left behind and that’s what new Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has done in announcing today a ‘global partnership’ with Microsoft to use its new Windows Phone as Nokia’s smartphone operating system. Elop, ...

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Publicis Groupe boss Maurice Levy plans a spending spree in China

Publicis Groupe boss Maurice Levy says he wants 30 per cent of the company’s earnings to come from emerging markets like China and Brazil in the next few years and, to that end, intends “to make some acquisitions in China.” ...

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Now Pepsico’s in the dock over ‘demeaning’ Pepsi Max Super Bowl ad

Pepsi Max’s Super bowl ad has aroused the ire of Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee from Texas for being ‘demeaning’ to African American women as one of them accidentally chucks a can at a white woman. This is one of ...

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HTC Europe appoints McCann – here’s the first big challenge for new creative director Linus Karlsson

HTC is the Taiwan maker of groovy mobile phones which has never got its marketing quite right, originally it was called Hi-Tech Corporation which might have played well in Taiwan but was less compelling elsewhere in the world. It supplies ...

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Ever-acquisitive MDC Partners buys 60 per cent of hot shop Anomaly

There’s no holding Canada-based MDC Partners and the ambitious marcoms groups has followed its purchase of a minority stake in LA’s 72andSunny with a deal to buy 60 per cent of controversial integrated agency Anomaly, based in New York and ...

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Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona top football rich list

Spain’s footballing duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona top Deloitte’s list of Europe’s highest-earning clubs yet again, maintaining their lead over English moneybags Manchester United. Actually the oft-maligned English Premier League comes out of it pretty well because it negotiates ...

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PR disaster as Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott sandbags UK government bankers bonus deal

The UK coalition government, comprised of Tories led by David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne with a tail of increasingly reluctant Liberal Democrats, has been completely sandbagged today by Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott (hardly a household name) resigning over ...

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