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Adam Crozier and Archie Norman are the lottery winners at ITV

ITV made £320m in pre-tax profits in 2010 and, more crucially, managed to reduce its debt from £612m to £188m and pension deficit from £436m to £313m. Even better for the dynamic duo of CEO Adam Crozier and chairman Archie ...

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ITV is set to announce £300m profits from good old spot advertising – so why is it worrying so much about digital?

To put this into context, ITV’s anticipated pre-tax profits of £300m (due to be announced Wednesday) on a revenue of about £2bn nearly all come from the sale of TV spots (up 16 per cent over the course of the ...

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Fru Hazlitt sets out her post-Gary Digby sales agenda for ITV

New ITV marketing boss Fru Hazlitt has been telling the Financial Times (registration required) how she intends to “wean” ITV away from its reliance on 30-second commercials (“hideously cyclical”) and make it the UK’s pre-eminent “marketing platform.” This apparently means ...

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Adam Crozier’s ITV strategy under fire following sales boss Fru Hazlitt’s night of the long knives

Has ITV gone completely barmy? That’s what many hardened media pros in London are asking themselves as they digest the implications of marketing boss Fru Hazlitt’s brutal clearout of sales director Gary Digby and his team, the allegedly old-fashioned bruisers ...

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News Corp slims down MySpace for cut-price sale

News Corporation is cutting around 500 jobs at embattled social network site MySpace as part of a slimming down process clearly intended to attract a buyer. It looks highly unlikely that it will recover the $580m it paid to buy ...

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Did ITV get rid of Rupert Howell too soon?

Well we only ask because ITV’s orders for the World Cup and beyond are going through the roof and much of this is said to be the result of axed commercial boss Rupert Howell’s dedicated schmoozing of clients. Howell and ...

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Group M forecast means more goodies for Hazlitt and new ITV crew

Timing is everything in business and the new crew at ITV, former GCap Radio CEO Fru Hazlitt has just joined Adam Crozier & co to replace Rupert Howell, must be thanking their lucky stars and looking forward to their bonuses. ...

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