PR disaster as Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott sandbags UK government bankers bonus deal

The UK coalition government, comprised of Tories led by David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne with a tail of increasingly reluctant Liberal Democrats, has been completely sandbagged today by Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott (hardly a household name) resigning over ...

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A new way of looking at charity advertising – for the blind, from Norway

We’ve complained here before about the miserabilist tone of much charity advertising. There’s, like, nothing positive in them or even, dare one say it, fun. Many readers think we’re mad of course (probably rightly). This is more like it, from ...

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Facebook now tops for hookers says US academic

Which probably isn’t what Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook crew want to read. But according to Columbia University professor Sudhir Venkatesh Facebook has increased its share of the hookers market, overtaking Craigslist as the “leading online recruitment space” for sex ...

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Nielsen’s last word on the Super Bowl, Doritos wins on recall, VW’s little Darth Vader was the most liked

So there you are, researcher Nielsen confirms USA Today’s viewer poll more or less with Pepsico’s array of brands led by Doritos winning in the recall stakes. Most-liked was VW’s Little Darth Vader ad which, taken together with the doggy ...

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Groupon in the soup over Crispin Porter’s spoof charity Super Bowl ads

Consumer deals company Groupon is in the hottest part of the charitable soup kitchen over its three Super Bowl spots that (mildly) spoofed charitable causes, Tibet, whales and the rain forests. Groupon and agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky clearly made ...

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