Murdoch snaffles Premier League mobile rights to boost The Times; Real Madrid breaks €500m barrier

Football saved Rupert Murdoch’s (part-owned) BSkyB from an early grave and now the ever-active media mogul (in his ninth decade) is hoping it can extend the life-support system for his British newspapers. His News Corporation company News International has secured ...

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WPP goes fishing to land digital agency Salmon

We often muse in these pages about quite what sort of company WPP is and, more pertinently perhaps, what sort of company it intends to be. For years the assumption was that founder and CEO Sir Martin Sorrell just wanted ...

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Campaign magazine gets smaller to survive in print

More signs have emerged about the erosion of Campaign, once the UK’s all-conquering advertising magazine. The title, launched in an elegant A3-ish format back in 1968 (297mm x 210mm sticks in my mind for some reason) is now to go ...

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French execs Bordas and Pannaud move up the TBWA\Europe ladder

TBWA France president Nicolas Bordas (left) has moved up in the network, becoming vice -president TBWA\Europe and vice-president of Being Worldwide, the agency entity that houses the Dan (Digital Arts Network) digital agency and a number of non-advertising businesses such ...

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Why W+K Amsterdam thinks booking.com is booking good for you

After a few years as top dog among go-ahead European creative agencies Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam was rather eclipsed last year by some others, not least its London sibling. Maybe it was that big account thing; its stuff for Heineken and its ...

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