Who’s the most successful (and richest) journalist in the world? Why the Mail’s Padraic Fallon of course

Not that Padraic, the brother of former Independent boss Ivan Fallon, makes his money from newspapers although he’s a director of Lord Rothermere’s Daily Mail and General Trust, owner of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Metro and much else ...

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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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