The ad business needs someone sensible to run global financial policy – so let’s hear it for France’s Christine Lagarde

The global ad business has been booming for the past year but all that could come grinding to a horrible halt if there isn’t a solution to the Eurozone problems (the fear that Greece, Ireland and Portugal will go bust ...

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Was Harold Camping’s $100m Judgement Day ad campaign the biggest waste of money in the history of advertising?

Well it certainly looks that way as 89-year old Harold got his computations wrong, although the Family Radio founder still says that something dramatic might happen on or before October 21 this year, his closing date for Armageddon. This is ...

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Marks & Spencer boss Marc Bolland weighs return to US market

He must be a brave man, new Marks & Spencer CEO Marc Bolland as he hinted that the company may make a further foray into the United States when announcing M&S profits of £780m yesterday. Bolland, formerly CEO of UK ...

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It’s Uzbekistan against America in Arsenal boardroom battle

What happens on the pitch is only half of it in football these days (but it always has been a game of two halves) with footballers clogging up the courts with injunctions and boardroom battles. London Premiership team Arsenal, for ...

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New blow for Young & Rubicam in US as Sears shifts $360m account to Mcgarrybowen

This time it’s Y&R’s Chicago office taking a hit as the giant Sears retail account heads off to Dentsu-owned Mcgarrybowen. Dentsu, which hasn’t always invested sensibly in overseas outposts, made a good choice when it bought Mcgarrybowen, a safe pair ...

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