BBC says it isn’t trying to sabotage 2018 World Cup bid – but it’s making a bloody good job of it

The BBC’s Panorama current affairs programme is planning to broadcast an edition on November 29 examining corruption in FIFA, the body that runs world football. On December 2 the twenty-odd delegates of FIFA who will make the decision about the ...

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Bookies can’t bet on the right ad agency as William Hill moves again

UK high street bookmaker William Hill is looking for a new agency for the third time in a year according to Campaign, a sign that it’s more comfortable placing each way bets than backing winners. It’s leaving The Bank which ...

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Companies still all at sea in social media says Firefly Millward Brown

A new survey by Firefly Millward Brown shows that clients are still struggling to market their brands successfully in social media despite pouring an increasing amount of money into it. The survey, which FMB claims is the first global study, ...

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Publicis Groupe snaps up Johan Bjorksten’s Eastwei PR business in China – why is rival Sir Martin Sorrell so quiet?

Ever since Publicis Groupe boss Maurice Levy decided not to retire the French marcoms group has been in rampant rabbit mode, snapping up agencies here there and everywhere. Now it’s bought Eastwei Relations in China along with Swedish founder Johan ...

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UK’s ASA watchdog bans Beyonce’s boobs – before 7.30pm

Beyonce has made a sexy commercial for the launch of her new Heat fragrance for Coty and the UK’s ad watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority has banned its transmission before 7.30, apparently because it looks as though her untethered boobs ...

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