KFC owner Yum Brands reveals topsy turvy global eating market

In the West we can’t get enough of Asian peasant food (noodles, sushi even) while in the Far East and, increasingly, other areas of Asia and Africa it’s fried chicken, pizza and burgers that these supposedly healthy eaters want to ...

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Ofcom calls for Competition Commission scrutiny of News Corporation BSkyB bid

As we all thought it would, but what will in-the-doghouse Vince Cable’s replacement on the media front, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, decide to do? Insiders say he’d like to wave it through, Rupert Murdoch opponents say this would be outrageous. ...

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Brazilian Andre Laurentino takes top creative job at TBWA London

TBWA London, one of Omnicom’s key offices, has appointed Brazilian Andre Laurentino as creative director of TBWA London. Laurentino (who’s also known as Dede, like Pele I suppose) replaces Canadian Mark Hunter who’s gone off to join Interpublic’s Deutsch in ...

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New management brooms bring ad reviews at Easyjet, DFS and moneysupermarket

UK budget airline Easyjet is reviewing its creative account at Publicis following a change of top management while furniture megastore DFS is doing the same to its whopper £92m media account, the eighth-biggest in the UK according to Campaign. And, ...

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Nestle in the legal trenches to defend $3bn Nespresso goldmine

Someone at Nestle once told me that a cup of coffee was the most profitable product in the world (all that water) and the world’s biggest food maker has profited mightily from the end product of the bean recently via ...

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