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Chime star VCCP lands £20m Easyjet – or is that £50m?

When former Guardian Media Group boss Carolyn McCall took over as CEO of budget airline Easyjet it seemed likely that the no-frills carrier might travel along the conventional branding route and that became more likely when she recruited Peter Duffy ...

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Challenger brands agency VCCP Blue wins Carling

Surely some mistake? Carling, the venerable UK lager, is hardly a challenger brand is it? Well maybe it is these days, it’s a long time since it ruled the market on the back of the famous WCRS ‘Bet he drinks ...

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Chime’s Lord Bell on politics, acquisitions, HHCL and VCCP

Although he claims he’s an old fart and nobody’s interested in him any more, Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was in his Saatchi days) isn’t and people are. Now in his 70th year and recovering from a recent heart bypass ...

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US venture fund HIG Capital buys 40 per cent of Engine Group

Engine Group chairman Peter Scott has finally got the expansion money he’s been looking for, raising £32.5m now with £30m promised in two years’ time from US-based ventures and private equity fund HIG Capital. If and when all the HIG ...

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Tim Bell defends PR industry against Guardian attack

Anyone who knows Lord Bell, the communications Svengali who masterminded Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power, will be well aware that he could talk for the UK in the Olympics. top internet security software So it’s a strangely laconic response from ...

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Gravity-defying Lord Bell reports record revenue at Chime

Lord Bell, Tim Bell as was in his Saatchi & Saatchi days, is that rare breed of adman who proved equally adept at doing something else. Public relations is not so different from advertising of course but the cultural divide ...

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