Rothschilds take a bet on the weather with 70 per cent of Weather Central

Sir Evelyn Rothschild and his wife Lynn Forester de Rothschild, the senior members of the merchant banking clan, are taking a big bet on our enduring fascination with the weather (and climate change possibly) by buying 70 per cent of ...

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Krispy Kreme saddles up and heads for Kansas City agency Barkley

Here’s one that got away, as far as the big boys are concerned anyway. Calory-busting doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has chosen Kansas City agency Barkley to handle its international account. Here’s the Kansas City Star’s report. They love doughnuts at ...

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Starbucks wins first round in distribution battle with Kraft

Everybody’s (least) favourite company Kraft has lost the first (and likely crucial) round in its fight to stop Starbucks ending its ten year distribution deal Kraft had tried to claim in a US court that its agreement to distribute Starbucks ...

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War breaks out in London’s Great Portland Street between Engine’s Dave the consultancy and UKTV’s Dave the TV station

This could get nasty, two neighbours in London’s Great Portland Street (formerly the capital’s rag trade area, now home to agencies and the like) are battling in the European courts over the use of the rather unglamorous name ‘Dave.’ Dave ...

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Dentsu strengthens India presence with $50m buyout of partner Sandeep Goyal

Japanese advertising giant Dentsu has made a timely move to strengthen its position in the rapidly-growing Indian advertising market with the purchase of entrepreneur Sandeep Goyal’s 26 per cent stake in the four agencies the two partners founders founded for ...

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