Tag Archives: Francis Maude

UK coalition government boosts adspend to £289m – just in time for next year’s General Election

The coalition government has published its Government Communication Plan and it’s planning to spend £289m on ‘proactive communications’ in 2014/15, a whopping 22 per cent increase on the £237m spent in 2013/14. And 2015 is General Election year in the ...

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IPA slams government procurement e-auctions

The UK IPA Council, which consists of representatives of leading creative and media agencies, has passed an unprecedented vote of no confidence in the Government Procurement Service, which has replaced the COI as the body that selects agencies for over ...

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Is Francis Maude’s new GCC a ‘jerry can’ solution to the Government’s desire to replace the COI?

Cabinet Office minister Francis ‘jerry can’ Maude’s legendary communications skills were on full display last week, with a gaffe that caused the Government its worst wobble since the election. Let’s hope this is not an omen. Maude (pictured) is, among ...

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