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WPP shareholders gang up on CEO Sorrell over £13m pay package

More than 50 per cent of WPP shareholders are likely to vote against boss Sir Martin Sorrell’s recent pay package according to a report in the Financial Times. Advisory group Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) says it’s advising its client to ...

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Craig Oliver and Norman Smith Leveson spat shows why spinners and hacks will always hate each other

The Leveson Inquiry entertainment goes on, with Tony Blair appearing earlier this week and being engagingly Tony-ish (the bastard), education secretary Michael Gove (a former employee of Rupert Murdoch as a journalist at the The Times) annoying his lordship with ...

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What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?

OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...

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Is it time to stop laying into Rupert Murdoch?

Why should we, you ask, when it’s so much fun? It is indeed fun to observe the over-mighty Murdochs, paterfamilias Rupert and once super-cocky son James suffering the slings and arrows of the commentariat, various MPs and, rather more worryingly ...

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Now Pepsico tries ‘Team Pepsi’ agency formula as it plans first global campaign ‘Live for Now’

And pretty gruesome ‘Live for Now,’ sounds, focussing on ‘pop culture,’ as opposed to what’s in the can. According to Pepsi US marketing boss Simon Lowden:”When we look at what Pepsi really stands for, we’ve been an entertainment platform for ...

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