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Whoops – Marlon Devonish stars in GSK Olympics blockbuster but he’s not going to the Games

Picking sports winners for your ads is notoriously difficult and GlaxoSmithKline has committed a vintage howler in choosing British sprinter Marlon Devonish to front its campaign plugging its role as the official drugs tester at the imminent London Olympics. Sprinter ...

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If you think Barclays is bad, take a close look at GSK

This week, the US Justice Department fined a well-known multinational $3bn (£2bn) for serial corporate malpractice. And –in the manner of a suspended criminal sentence – imposed on company managers up to its chief executive stringent measures for slashing their ...

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Mindshare leads $6bn Unilever global media review

WPP’s Mindshare is reported to have kept its $1.4bn Unilever media business in the US in the first stage to be completed of the consumer goods giant’s review of its global media account, worth $6bn in all. The spotlight now ...

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UK retailer Game’s financial problems are more bad news for TBWA

UK computer games retailer Game Group (which also operates the Gamestation brand) is in trouble, set to lose £18m this year and trying to sell its 600 UK stores in a last-minute bid to rescue the business. Which means more ...

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Shock for JWT London as CEO Guy Hayward quits for Havas’ BETC

JWT in London has had more bosses than you can shake a stick at in recent years and now the latest, Guy Hayward, who joined from 180 Amsterdam which he co-founded in 1998, is leaving after just two years to ...

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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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WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather launches new UK digital healthcare operation

The new company Ogilvy Digital Health seems to be a combo of two existing Ogilvy & Mather operations, Ogilvy Healthworld UK and Ogilvy Action. Opinions vary as to whether or not this is just tidying up the furniture or the ...

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It’s a good time to be 21 for Omnicom’s PHD

Media agency PHD, number two to OMD in the Omnicom media line-up, is celebrating its 21st birthday and, although it’s always been a darling of the UK business press it now seems to be establishing itself as a genuine world ...

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