The world’s richest media magnate is Canada’s David Thomson – from the family who lost the UK’s Times newspapers to Rupert Murdoch

David Thomson is the boss of the family-owned Thomson Corporation that owns financial information firm Thomson Reuters and Canada’s Globe and Mail national newspaper. Like his father and grandfather he likes to keep a low profile, but hasn’t he done ...

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How do you get clients to pay the right price for ads?

A senior account man was on the way to an important new business pitch when his car gave up the ghost and stopped. He called the client to be told if he didn’t make the appointed time his agency would ...

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Chrysler f-word tweet is costly for New Media Strategies

Life should be good for Chrysler at the moment, basking in the glow of the ‘imported from America’ marketing campaign and the huge impact of the Eminem Super Bowl commercial from Wieden + Kennedy. But the prevailing joy stops short ...

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What does the next decade hold for Rupert Murdoch, 80 today?

Common wisdom says that media magnate Rupert Murdoch, 80 today, is tidying up his empire with retirement in mind, hence the bid to buy the 61 per cent of pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB his News Corporation doesn’t already own. And the ...

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Pornstar Ron Jeremy leads ranks of ‘bad boy’ celebrity endorsers

These days it seems that any celebrity endorser will do. Latest out of the block is pornstar Ron Jeremy, famed for exposing his generous endowment in over 1,000 porn films dating back to the 1970s. Ron has retired from the ...

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