Was Harold Camping’s $100m Judgement Day ad campaign the biggest waste of money in the history of advertising?

Well it certainly looks that way as 89-year old Harold got his computations wrong, although the Family Radio founder still says that something dramatic might happen on or before October 21 this year, his closing date for Armageddon. This is ...

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Marks & Spencer boss Marc Bolland weighs return to US market

He must be a brave man, new Marks & Spencer CEO Marc Bolland as he hinted that the company may make a further foray into the United States when announcing M&S profits of £780m yesterday. Bolland, formerly CEO of UK ...

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It’s Uzbekistan against America in Arsenal boardroom battle

What happens on the pitch is only half of it in football these days (but it always has been a game of two halves) with footballers clogging up the courts with injunctions and boardroom battles. London Premiership team Arsenal, for ...

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New blow for Young & Rubicam in US as Sears shifts $360m account to Mcgarrybowen

This time it’s Y&R’s Chicago office taking a hit as the giant Sears retail account heads off to Dentsu-owned Mcgarrybowen. Dentsu, which hasn’t always invested sensibly in overseas outposts, made a good choice when it bought Mcgarrybowen, a safe pair ...

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UK adland dads launch ‘keep footy beautiful’ campaign

Well it’s a jolly brave attempt by a group of London adland parents headed by Matthew Charlton, CEO of the new London outpost of Havas network BETC, to persuade children (and adults, who often behave worse than the kids) to ...

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After 76 years in Chicago Leo Burnett finally takes on New York

You certainly can’t accuse Leo Burnett of rushing things, 76 years after setting up in Chicago the venerable agency, now owned by Publicis Groupe, is finally setting up in New York. It’s in lots of other places too of course, ...

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