Storm over sexy Head & Shoulders commercial

Well a mild squall anyway as some people in the UK have complained about this ad that depicts ‘nurses’ in a sexy way. Agency Saatchi & Saatchi, also responsible for the popular if banned Flake sexy devil ad, claims that ...

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Spurs in brand sponsor dilemma

Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be looking for a different shirt sponsor for every competition they are in next season. Apparently chairman Daniel Levy has come up with the idea because no one brand is willing to pay ...

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Crisis what crisis? UK car sales, economic growth both up

UK car sales in June were 10.9 per cent up on 2009 while the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, one of the most accurate barometers of a UK economy still dominated by small companies, forecasts growth of between 0.6 ...

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Goodbye Chrysler says Fallon and Publicis Groupe

US car accounts are on the move again with Publicis Groupe’s Fallon agency dumping Chrysler to handle General Motors’ Cadillac, just a week or so after GM’s new marketing supremo Joel Ewanick dumped the Publicis-owned BBH from the account. This ...

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IDS closure means big battalions win UK airtime sales battle

UKTV, one of the biggest digital-only broadcasters in the UK, has awarded its airtime sales contract to Channel 4, consigning to extinction its long-time airtime sales house IDS, owned by Virgin TV. IDS’ demise has been on the cards since ...

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Is Sir Terry right about BBC stars?

It’s all happening at the BBC these days. 6 Music is to be saved, DG Mark Thompson is finally taking his scalpel to salaries and pensions and even Sir Terry Wogan, safely out of the firing line himself, admits that ...

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Nationwide is on its bike, who’ll sort out Football Association mess?

It looks as though FA lead sponsor Nationwide has indeed decided to cancel its £20m deal, as first suggested here, leaving the red-faced FA without a leader and its main corporate moneybags. Prior to England’s disastrous World Cup the FA ...

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