Aussie government gets tough with cigarette packs

Anyone brave enough to light up a gasper in Australia in years to come probably deserves a medal if the Australian government succeeds in passing its planned legislation on cigarette packs. Health minister Nicola Roxon is not just getting rid ...

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Chinese-owned MG cars gears up for European launch programme

China’s biggest carmaker SAIC is to relaunch the British MG brand it bought after its collapse in 2005 with the MG6, an all-new competitor in the Ford Focus hatchback sector of the market. When MG owner Rover collapsed SAIC agreed ...

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WPP and Ogilvy & Mather to open new agency for Chinese exporters

Blue chip ad agency Ogilvy & Mather is launching a new agency to market Chinese products to the rest of the world. O&M CEO Miles Young, who made his reputation in direct marketing in the UK before going off to ...

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News of the World prepares to take £20m hit after admitting phone hacking

The News of the World and its ultimate owner Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation have finally admitted that phone hacking at the paper went much further than the activities of royal correspondent Clive Goodman and his private eye sidekick Glenn Mulcaire ...

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DDB Tribal and Mob take 3D route for Deutsche Telekom

It’s rather a terrifying prospect isn’t it, a barrage of 3D ads? Imagine a 3D Gio Compario for Gocompare.com not just bellowing at you but all around you. Anyway Tribal DDB and production company Mob have enlisted Hollywood director Paul ...

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Euro RSCG and BBH take a hit as $400m Heineken lines up Publicis and Wieden+Kennedy to pitch for global account

Heineken its shuffling its agency deck once again, this time calling a global pitch between Publicis and Wieden+Kennedy, the biggest agencies for Amstel and Heineken respectively. The new move means that Heineken agencies Euro RSCG in the US and Bartle ...

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