Coke and Pepsi, a tale of two English footballers

Coca-Cola became badly unstuck over its deal with Manchester United football star Wayne Rooney when his extra-curricular activities ‘forced’ the company to drop him as the face of Coke Zero. Arch-rival Pepsico meanwhile is profiting mightily from one of his ...

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Director David Lynch teams with Barbie to plug own coffee brand

This is really weird, as you’d expect from Twin Peaks director David Lynch. Lynch has his own coffee brand – David Lynch Signature Coffee – and this is its first commercial, directed by the great man himself and voiced by ...

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WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell scraps £100m limit on acquisitions

WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell has scrapped his self-imposed £100m a year spending limit on acquisitions in the wake of reporting (mildy) better than expected growth in the first quarter of 2011 and a reduction in WPP’s debt from £3.1bn ...

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Interpublic posts ten per cent first quarter growth but still loses $48m

The calamitous fortunes of marcoms company Interpublic in recent years are still apparent, with the company declaring a first quarter loss of $48m (down from $71.5m) even though its revenues increased 10.3 per cent to $1.47bn. Interpublic claimed organic growth ...

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Freeview turns to Royal corgis to sell HD TVs for that wedding

Actually there haven’t been as many Royal Wedding ads as I expected (top of the tree is still T-Mobile) but this is a nice film promoting Freeview HD TV sets from happening London agency 18 Feet & Rising (no, I ...

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Publicis Groupe adds Tailor Made to fast-growing Brazilian agency collection

Yesterday Publicis Groupe bought GP7 to strengthen its Publicis Worldwide agency operation in Brazil, today it’s bought a minority stake in another Sao Paulo agency Tailor Made which will join with another group agency, Leo Burnett. The two agencies will ...

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