Media groups panic over China kickbacks scandal

In a Chinese media market worth nearly $50bn a year there’s plenty of room for entrepreneurial activities, some of which may cross the line into illegality. One example seems to be the activities of Chongqing Huayu media broker Zhen Zhixiang ...

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Prince Charles’ Duchy Originals lead Waitrose US challenge

Quite how a brand closely associated with heir to the British throne Prince Charles will fare in the US, home of the Tea Party movement named after the Boston Tea Party which kicked off the American War of Independence, is ...

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UK ad watchdog looks silly with Virgin Holidays ‘rockstar’ poster ban

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s ad watchdog which usually manages to deal sensibly with barmy complaints, has made itself look silly by banning a Virgin Holidays poster called ‘rockstar’ showing four skinny troubadours in a jacuzzi filled with ...

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GSN boosts online network with CPMStar buy, AOL snaps up TechCrunch

The current deal frenzy we’re seeing in sectors from personal care to food appears to be spreading to the internet’s more valuable publishing assets. Game Show Network (GSN), owned by US cable firm Directv and Sony Pictures, has bought CPMStar, ...

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More strife for BBH as New York creative chief Kevin Roddy exits

If you’ve got a problem you need to deal with it and Bartle Bogle Hegarty is trying to grasp a rather big and obstreperous bull by the horns at its flagship New York agency. Creative director Kevin Roddy is leaving ...

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