Is paying cash to pitch for accounts really so bad?

The reverberations of Reckitt-Benckiser’s decision to ask media agencies in India to cough up $10,000 (and also work initially for free) are going round the world, with agencies of all ilks fearful that other big clients will do the same ...

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England football scores for Marks & Spencer!

Bizarre but true: bellwether UK retailer Marks & Spencer managed to sell 38,000 Jamie Redknapp-promoted polo shirts and even 5,000 ‘replica’ England football team grey suits in the first quarter of 2010. Bet those 5,000 people feel a touch foolish ...

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Ryanair hunts for new PR agency

There are plenty of contenders for the title “Job from Hell” but running Michael O’Leary’s PR must be one of them. Now Ryanair is looking for a new corporate communications agency after splitting with the Dublin firm Murray Consultants. Murrays ...

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Storm over sexy Head & Shoulders commercial

Well a mild squall anyway as some people in the UK have complained about this ad that depicts ‘nurses’ in a sexy way. Agency Saatchi & Saatchi, also responsible for the popular if banned Flake sexy devil ad, claims that ...

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Spurs in brand sponsor dilemma

Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be looking for a different shirt sponsor for every competition they are in next season. Apparently chairman Daniel Levy has come up with the idea because no one brand is willing to pay ...

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Crisis what crisis? UK car sales, economic growth both up

UK car sales in June were 10.9 per cent up on 2009 while the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, one of the most accurate barometers of a UK economy still dominated by small companies, forecasts growth of between 0.6 ...

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