More headaches for Murdoch as Times drops below 500,000

The latest ABC figures show that all the quality dailies saw their circulations fall in August, no doubt due to a combination of the holiday period and the inexorable pressure of the internet. But News International will be the most ...

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Engine Group says no to IPO, has Peter Scott got his timing wrong?

Engine CEO Peter Scott has earned a deserved reputation for shrewd business dealing over the past thirty years but his announcement today that Engine Group, the mini-marcoms company based on ad agency WCRS (he was one of the original names ...

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Coca-Cola at war over US decision to fire Wayne Rooney

Coke is one of errant England football star Wayne Rooney’s main sponsors, contributing about £2.5m to the kid from Toxteth’s annual earnings. The team in Atlanta are less than amused at his reported extra-marital antics involving two hookers in Manchester ...

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Why does Vodafone always seem to find marketing so damn difficult?

It’s not as though the company isn’t successful, it’s valued at a hardly insignificant £84bn and it’s just offloaded a four per cent investment in China Mobile for a hunky £4bn. But boss Vittorio Colao has clearly fallen out with ...

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Margaret Thatcher steals the show at Saatchi 40th birthday party

She may be 84 and struggling with dementia but former prime minister Margaret Thatcher stole the show at the joint Saatch & Saatchi/M&C Saatchi 40th birthday celebrations at Charles Saatchi’s Kings Road, Chelsea, art gallery. No sign of Charlie though. ...

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Posh and Becks heat it up for Intimately Yours fragrance launch

Yes here they are, snogging and groping in a lift for the launch of yet another celebrity fragrance Intimately Yours by David and Victoria Beckham (I wonder how much of an argument there was over whose name came first). If ...

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Apple backs down over app developer rules, Google trumpets display offer

Apple doesn’t back down very often but it’s given way on the crucial issue of ‘apps’, one the prime driving forces behind the phenomenal take-up of the iPhone and iPad. Yesterday it announced it would accept apps developed with alternative ...

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Saatchi Fallon’s Robert Senior hits back at former allies Green and Flintham

Robert Senior, current CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon, formed Fallon in the UK with Laurence Green and Richard Flintham, among others. And very well they did too, creating award-winning work for Cadbury and Sony Bravia among others. But planner ...

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