Vince Cable referral of Sky takeover to Ofcom is about money not competition

Well they’re the same aren’t they? Not exactly. Business secretary Vince Cable’s decision to refer the News Corporation bid for the 61 per cent of the Sky pay-TV broadcaster it doesn’t already own became inevitable when various other UK media ...

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Abbey National boss Horta-Osorio takes charge of UK’s biggest bank Lloyds

Surely some mistake you’ll say but Antonio Horta-Osorio who made his reputation by catapulting Santander into being one of the UK’s Big Five banks with his reign at Abbey National and acquisition of Alliance & Leicester and the workable bits ...

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BBH gets its mojo back with live action cinema ad for St John Ambulance

Tugging at heartstrings has never been BBH’s thing but it does so with a vengeance in this ingenious combination of cinema commercial and live action for the St John Ambulance, a charity-funded stalwart of the UK healthcare scene that hails ...

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Discovery revenue soars, ITV blames CRR for diet of soaps and talent shows

Discovery Communications’ quarterly profit nearly doubled to $186m and the media company yesterday raised its outlook for 2010 revenue as a whole thanks to bigger audiences and stronger advertising at its roster of cable networks. Discovery, whose cable networks include ...

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Sir Martin Sorrell gets a makeover as he embarks on the next 25 years at WPP

He has though with a suspiciously-shiny Italian-style suit and open-necked Oxford over a T-shirt that probably didn’t come from Gap. Having just completed 25 years at WPP, the huge marcoms group he founded, and turned 65, the man once cruelly ...

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Microsoft Kinect launch heralds bumper Christmas for McCanns

And indeed its Interpublic media buying sibling Universal McCann as Microsoft spends a whopper $500m on the global launch of Kinect, a hands-free controller for the XBox 360. As ever with Microsoft these days someone got there first with the ...

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