Panic at Ofcom as Desmond weighs up bid for Channel 5

This is mere supposition of course, we haven’t actually observed crates of smelling salts being carried into the London riverside HQ of UK broadcast regulator Ofcom. But Daily Express and Daily Star owner Richard Desmond, former owner of the Northern ...

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What’s wrong with MySpace?

Just about everything judging from recent events. Co-president Jason Hirschhorn is on his bike just five months after being appointed with Mike Jones (who’s staying) to take over from Owen Van Natta. And in just two weeks Google has to ...

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Pregnant nun ad lands Antonio Fedirici ice cream in hot water

Not that the cheeky Italian ice cream maker will be concerned even though the mighty UK Advertising Standards Authority is investigating more than 40 complaints over an ad featuring a pregnant nun enjoying a spoonful of the product. Only last ...

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BP’s Hayward and Svanberg are toast – what about Terry Leahy and Tony Blair?

BP CEO Tony Hayward, fresh from his more than uncomfortable meeting with Barack Obama yesterday, was eviscerated by US congressmen today (June 17). Hayward didn’t have any answers to aggressive but perfectly reasonable questions about BP’s lamentable safety record in ...

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IPA/Thinkbox report shows good ads on TV sell more stuff

Well it would wouldn’t it? After all the UK’s IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) and ITV marketing body Thinkbox would rather like research to say this so would have taken every legitimate means of ensuring their new survey did. ...

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Now Robbie Earle and Rolls Royce turn to the subtle arts of PR

Plenty of action on the PR front today. Disgraced football pundit Robbie Earle has turned to former News of the World editor Phil Hall to attempt to rebuild his reputation after his sacking by ITV. As reported here yesterday, Earle ...

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