Waitrose in mid-recession boom

UK consumers are supposed to be cutting back on spending in the midst of the economic doom and gloom and yet premium-priced Waitrose is booming. What’s going on here? According to research firm Kantar the chintzy grocery chain has just ...

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Don’t blame the Greeks, blame the Germans for stock market carnage

All those Germans who take over Greek holiday resorts in the summer had better watch their step this year. Greece now looks increasingly likely to default on its debts, and maybe Portugal too, after the two main powers in the ...

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Is this how to increase Google search results?

Craig MacDonald, chief marketing officer of search ROI software firm Covario thinks it is anyway. His job explains why Craig is being so generous with readers of Ad Age but he has some interesting points to make about the business ...

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Female admirers will win UK general election for Clegg – official

According to polls carried out by your team of correspondents it’s a racing certainty that the Liberal Democrats and Nick Clegg will win the majority share of the vote in the forthcoming UK general election because girls like him much ...

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ITV launches teleshopping trial

While Adam Crozier in his email to the ITV troops yesterday highlighted The Prisoner drama remake as a feather in the network’s cap, perhaps a more significant development will be the launch of ITV’s very first teleshopping programme next month. ...

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Lolly and Nat win Creativity seal of global approval

Lolly and Nat, Lorelei Mathias and Nathalie Turton in real life, are a hyperactive Brand Republic blogging duo and, when they’re not doing that, a creative team at London agency Glue. They’ve just been included in Creativity’s list of creatives ...

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Does Rupert Murdoch really want to kill the New York Times?

‘The Old Gray Lady’ as the New York Times is known in the US is flagging a bit, burdened by huge debts as the advertising tide has gone out and, its critics would say, hamstrung by too many hacks who ...

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