Farce as price fixing case against BA marketing execs collapses

It only took the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service four years to discover, in court today, that they had ‘no evidence’ to offer against four British Airways marketing executives on price-fixing charges. BA’s current head of sales Martin Crawley and former ...

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Carlsberg sends in the heavies for World Cup TV campaign

If England’s football during next month’s World Cup bears any resemblance to the new Carlsberg ‘Team Talk’ commercial, Don Fabio’s men will be forgetting about the beautiful game in favour of the traditional ‘Up and At ‘Em’ approach. Filmed, significantly ...

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BBDO’s Chris Thomas targets India with Proximity launch

The last decade has seen global agencies of all shapes and sizes falling over themselves to expand in China and the wider Far East region via Singapore. Now India is the focus of attention and Omnicom’s BBDO network is making ...

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Omnicom boss John Wren under fire for profiting as staff axed

Omnicom, the world’s second-biggest marcomms group with a reputation for treating its staff and the companies it acquires well, is under fire for doing precisely the opposite. US fund manager David Poppe of Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb’s, which owns about ...

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Forget about Greece and the Eurozone, think East

Which, of course, under pressure, just about everybody in the US or Europe has been told for years, but we don’t really believe it do we? But the latest Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence survey shows that consumers are feeling pretty ...

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Kraft numbers show why it just had to gobble up Cadbury

Kraft may be the second-largest food company in the world but new first quarter numbers show that the business was going precisely nowhere until it acquired UK chocolate maker Cadbury in a hotly-contested and highly controversial $18.9bn takeover in January. ...

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