Why going Grey (to the ad agency) is easier said than done in Japan

We remarked the other day, apropos Coca-Cola, that clients were beating a path to Grey Advertising’s door. But if you want to do that in Japan it’s tricky, the office is tucked away. One version has it that it takes ...

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HMV goes bust, Sue Douglas tries to buy the People, what’s Easyjet playing at?

**Long-suffering music business HMV has finally toppled into administration as suppliers have refused more credit. It’s all about downloads of course, there aren’t enough old farts (like me) hunting around for CDs. The move follows hard on the heels of ...

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Sorrell, Branson and co blast PM Cameron over EU referendum – have it now and get it over with!

Sirs Martin Sorrell and Richard Branson and sundry other business luminaries have written to the Financial Times blasting tbe UK PM’s plans to hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. This is scheduled after the next General Election, which David ...

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Coke spreads ‘Open Happiness’ with new campaign from Ogilvy Brazil

Coke’s ‘Open Happiness’ appears to be a campaign with legs; because it’s making the world a better place of course (that’s the idea anyway). Here’s the latest, ‘Lets’ Go Crazy,’ from Ogilvy Brazil, featuring Supertramp’s Give A Little Bit. Do ...

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Is Facebook set to launch its first smartphone?

The tech world is agog with rumours that Facebook is going to announce its first smartphone, likely made by HTC, next Tuesday (January 15). The California-based company has invited journalists to its Menlo Park HQ “to see what we’re building.” ...

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