Independent shareholders want James Murdoch out of News Corporation

About 80 per cent of non-aligned or independent shareholders do anyway according to this analysis by the BBC’s Robert Peston of votes cast at last Friday’s AGM of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Nearly as many want elder brother Lachlan to ...

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Steve Jobs biography says that Apple TV is slated as the next big thing

Timing wasn’t always Steve Jobs’ strongest suit (early in his career he picked fights he wasn’t sure to win) but the publication of Walter Isaacson’s biography ‘Steve Jobs’ immediately following the great man’s death means that his successor at the ...

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Graham Brown: media clients could do better and save money if they took a hard look at their existing arrangements before pitching

The media pitch hasn’t changed but it should (writes Graham Brown). Over-scoped briefs seeking solutions to too many ill defined marketing communications problems, sloppy processes and ludicrous media costing templates designed in the 1980s for an analogue world, all too ...

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Is AMV’s Twinings ad a case of too much X Factor and Simon Cowell?

Advertising seems to be becoming an adjunct to the music business these days (soupy ballads by seeming preference although there are exceptions) and this ad for Twinings from AMV/BBDO is certainly no exception. It’s all beautifully done, as you’d expect ...

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W+K London provides a taster of its plans for Three

It’s about time the UK produced a decent mobile network campaign, too often the answer has been chucking loadsamoney at an idea that’s stale before it’s time (yes, Vodafone). T-Mobile (now part of Everything Everywhere with Orange) has produced some ...

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Dreamworks spoofs Old Spice for Puss in Boots animated blockbuster launch

Wieden+Kennedy’s celebrated Old Spice ad ‘The man your man could smell like’ for Procter & Gamble may have scooped every film award going – including the Cannes Grand Prix in 2010 – but you can tell the campaign has really ...

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Volkswagen grabs world top carmaker slot but Toyota begins fightback

Three top car consultancies are predicting that Volkswagen will grab the global top carmaker slot this year with one, JD Power, predicting VW sales of 7.8m vehicles (10.5 per cent) followed by General Motors with 7.2m, Renault and Nissan with ...

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