China’s Tencent launches challenge to Facebook with QZone expansion

Tencent, China’s huge instant messaging provider with 600 million users, is promising a challenge to Facebook by offering links to its QZone network to third party websites (including a Facebook-style ‘like’ button) and access to external applications. Facebook has had ...

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Publicis Worldwide “completes Balkan expansion” with purchase of three agencies in Romania

The ever-acquisitive Publicis Groupe has bought three long-time partner agencies in Romania, Publicis Romania, Focus Advertising and Publicis Events, and added them to the Publicis Worldwide network. The new company will be called Grupul Publicis Communications Services Bucharest. Publicis Groupe ...

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World exclusive! Wikileaks’ wicked leaks about world adland leaders

The Wikileaks revelations are sending the world’s politicians, diplomats and media into a funk, so there’s a danger that these explosive revelations about the CIA’s views of the world leaders of adland may be overlooked. But they have come into ...

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Will William and Kate’s Royal wedding produce a media bonanza?

Well strangely enough, based on past performance, it will do. Ad Age reports that five of the ten best-selling People magazine covers have been about British Royals, including the tragic death of Princess Diana of course. So the intended nuptials ...

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