Tag Archives: Bernie Ecclestone

Matt Williams: Advertising Week Europe is raising important issues – but let’s cut the ‘celebs’

There’s a lot I really don’t like about advertising festivals. The awkward backslapping, the stream of talks that are little more than glorified case studies where agencies and brands pay an extortionate amount to try and convince you that their ...

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Glaxo teams with McLaren in innovation deal – is there no end to the fatal attraction of Formula One?

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is teaming with Formula One team owner McLaren to tap the vroom vroom boys’ engineering expertise to help its own manufacturing processes and research and development. Sooner or later the association will probably lead to a Lucozade ...

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Air Asia tycoon Tony Fernandes offers Ecclestone a way out of QPR – and this time there’s a reason for buying the London club

It’s soccer madness time in the UK again and the season has burst into life even more rapidly than usual on the corporate front with budget airline Air Asia tycoon Tony Fernandes set to tie up a deal to buy ...

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WPP buys stake in motor racing agency Just Marketing International

We never realised Sir Martin Sorrell was a petrolhead but, not content with being a board member of Grand Prix racing governing body F1, his company WPP has just bought a minority stake in motor racing agency Just Marketing International. ...

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Battered Bernie Ecclestone is the new face of Hublot watches

You have to hand it to Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, he’s certainly a trouper whether it’s taking the flak for praising Hitler or bunging the Labour Party a million quid for watering down a tobacco ad ban. Or allowing ...

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New UBS boss Grubel follows global ad relaunch with Formula One deal

Veteran Swiss banker Oswald Grubel may have been winched out of retirement to take the reins at bank UBS but he’s certainly getting a move on in his efforts to revive the flagging giant which was hammered in the credit ...

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