Freshly-armed with £200m Lovefilm ambitious Amazon takes aim at Netflix

Amazon, which at one time was an online bookshop, seems to be taking on the world, taking aim at US film streaming market leader Netflix shortly after buying UK film rental outfit Lovefilm for £200m. Amazon is spreading its wings ...

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A dealer spot at the Super Bowl? Never mess with a Chevy dude

Car companies have snaffled most of the best spots in the Super Bowl, as you would for a likely audience of more than 100 million. There’ll be lots of art and poetry. So it’s intriguing that one of General Motors’ ...

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UK’s ASA bans YSL Opium ad – is it running scared?

Many government quangos have taken a hit under the coalition government, this being a pretty easy way to save money even if the same functions and often people tend to pop up somewhere else. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is ...

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AA’s Tim Lefroy snubs ‘big society’ offer from government advisers Sorrell and Lane Fox

We’re reading between the lines here of course but WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell and woman-about-everything-new-media Martha Lane Fox are advising the coalition government on its communications policy, in particular its desire to get more bang for its bucks (or, ...

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Rothschilds take a bet on the weather with 70 per cent of Weather Central

Sir Evelyn Rothschild and his wife Lynn Forester de Rothschild, the senior members of the merchant banking clan, are taking a big bet on our enduring fascination with the weather (and climate change possibly) by buying 70 per cent of ...

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Krispy Kreme saddles up and heads for Kansas City agency Barkley

Here’s one that got away, as far as the big boys are concerned anyway. Calory-busting doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has chosen Kansas City agency Barkley to handle its international account. Here’s the Kansas City Star’s report. They love doughnuts at ...

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