Will Wenlock and Mandeville do the business for London 2012?

Well it’s all very clever and, based on a script by children’s author Michael Morpurgo, quite charming in the launch film. But will these two cyclops-type things do a good job in merchandising the 2012 Olympics Games in London? They’re ...

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Can Decaux and Primesight buck the curse of Network Rail?

Executives at JC Decaux and Primesight will be looking nervously at their corporate bank balances today as they digest the news that they are to share the £260 million Network Rail outdoor advertising contract. internet security software reviews 2013 Normally, ...

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Yankees unseat Manchester United as Forbes top sports brand

Forbes magazine has produced its latest list of top sports brands and baseball team New York Yankees has toppled Manchester United from the top spot with a brand value of £227.8m against Manchester United’s £197.9m. Next come Real Madrid, Dallas ...

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Yahoo buys its very own $100m content mine

We keep reading that content is king in the digital era and one-time search rival to Google Yahoo is betting $100m on just that with its acquisition of Associated Content. AC was formed in 2004 by Luke Beatty and generates ...

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World Cup a sure bet for England says Wall Street giant JP Morgan

Yes, the world’s most successful bank, stuffed to the gills with super-paid smart asses, has gleaned that England, the perennial under-performers, will win this year’s World Cup in South Africa. How so? Well the boys in London have fed all ...

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UK’s COI to publish agency fees for government ads

Which is the last thing ad agencies need as they face up to the likely cuts the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government is likely to impose on the hitherto generous Central Office of Information, the body that handles government ad spending. ...

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Dooner’s $37m pay-off sharpens focus on top ad exec pay

McCann Worldgroup CEO John Dooner is retiring with a $37.7m pay-off, though he’ll be staying on at the company as a consultant. Or, as Adweek says in this report, be paid $2.5m for 15 years in return for not working ...

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Car sales drive China boom (bling’s doing OK too)

According to the Wall Street Journal’s Wealth Report a lady in China sent 30 Mercedes to the airport to pick up her $580,000 Tibetan mastiff last month. It’s not known what the other 29 were for, one unkind comment in ...

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