Richard Wheatly plans flotation for Jazz FM

Former Leo Burnett head honcho Richard Wheatly has always had a thing about tiny radio station Jazz FM. Now he clearly believes he can make some serious money from it. oem software download His links with the station go back ...

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Dentsu leads race for digital agency AKQA with $550m offer

Or so some people think although $550m seems an awful lot of money for a company with revenues of $165m even if they are growing at 30 per cent a year. But digital agencies are the morsel of the moment ...

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Five things you didn’t know about advertising agencies: 1960s

1/ British ad legend Charles Saatchi wanted to be a film writer but lost a competition with Ridley Scott to write the script for a small and now forgotten British film about an athlete. So he decided to create the ...

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New internet TV service YouView ups stakes in free-to-air battle

One of the unsung heroes of the UK broadcasting market is Freeview, the free-to-air digital channel developed by the BBC under former director-general Greg Dyke. Now Freeview is being taken a step further with a consortium of broadcasters including the ...

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UBM leads UK magazine deal frenzy, Centaur to follow?

United Business Media, the trade publisher and owner of PR Newswire has agreed to buy US-based Canon Communications, a similar company, for $287m. Canon has a big trade show business alongside its magazines and UBM says it is particularly attracted ...

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US health lobby targets McDonald's with hard-hitting commercial

Burger chain McDonald’s is back in the firing line with the launch of a commercial in the US that shows an overweight, middle-aged man lying dead in a morgue holding a half-eaten hamburger while a woman weeps over the body. ...

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