WPP’s Sorrell, Omnicom’s Wren and Interpublic’s Roth get together to talk about talent – and completely miss the point

Well there they all were at the 4As conference of advertisers and agencies in the US talking about ‘talent’ and why agencies no longer seem to be able to attract the brightest and the best. But it was all about ...

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John Lewis plans major international online expansion

UK department store group John Lewis, the big success on the UK high street in recent years, is planning its first major foray abroad by launching its website in 12 European countries in June and 25 others around the world, ...

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Omnicom signs data sharing deals with AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo

Omnicom has signed what it calls ‘sensible collaborative agreements’ with AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo to, among other things, share online data. The deals, which follow a similar agreement with Google last year, will give Omnicom’s agencies the ability to target ...

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UK PR agencies see golden opportunity in Government’s extended communications freeze

UK PR agencies are getting excited about the unexpected possibilities for their discipline emerging from the Government’s devastating freeze on communications expenditure which, according to the Cabinet Office has resulted in a saving of £133m since it took office last ...

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UK government plans to end branded fag packs

Cigarette companies who argue that promotion just encourages smokers to switch brands (rather than encouraging new users to light up) will have another dilemma to chew over as the UK government announces later today that it plans to force fag ...

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