HTC Europe appoints McCann – here’s the first big challenge for new creative director Linus Karlsson

HTC is the Taiwan maker of groovy mobile phones which has never got its marketing quite right, originally it was called Hi-Tech Corporation which might have played well in Taiwan but was less compelling elsewhere in the world. It supplies ...

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Ever-acquisitive MDC Partners buys 60 per cent of hot shop Anomaly

There’s no holding Canada-based MDC Partners and the ambitious marcoms groups has followed its purchase of a minority stake in LA’s 72andSunny with a deal to buy 60 per cent of controversial integrated agency Anomaly, based in New York and ...

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Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona top football rich list

Spain’s footballing duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona top Deloitte’s list of Europe’s highest-earning clubs yet again, maintaining their lead over English moneybags Manchester United. Actually the oft-maligned English Premier League comes out of it pretty well because it negotiates ...

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PR disaster as Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott sandbags UK government bankers bonus deal

The UK coalition government, comprised of Tories led by David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne with a tail of increasingly reluctant Liberal Democrats, has been completely sandbagged today by Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott (hardly a household name) resigning over ...

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A new way of looking at charity advertising – for the blind, from Norway

We’ve complained here before about the miserabilist tone of much charity advertising. There’s, like, nothing positive in them or even, dare one say it, fun. Many readers think we’re mad of course (probably rightly). This is more like it, from ...

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