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ISBA is trying to give agencies ‘latitude’ over client payment – so that’s a new form of daylight robbery

The issue of client payment terms for agencies rumbles on with some agencies, according to Campaign, demanding that the UK government intervene. We might politely remind these optimistic souls that governments of all hues have been loudly proclaiming their commitment ...

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GPS ad agency jury hides behind gobbledygook

UK ad agencies and trade body the IPA are appealing against the Government Cabinet Office’s recent shortlist to pitch for nearly £300m of government ad business. The Government Procurement Service’s application procedure (to get on the shortlist) was apparently based ...

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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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Can Brand Branson extend into banking now Virgin has bought Northern Rock?

Sir Richard Branson has wanted to get into UK banking for years and now, finally, he’s succeeded by agreeing to buy bailed-out northern-based bank Northern Rock from the UK government for £747m. It’s not clear yet if Rorthern Rock will ...

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Travel Channel owner Scripps buys into UKTV

If anyone doubted that the digital TV business in the UK (apart from Sky) was destined always to be a minnow, further evidence to the contrary has emerged with US company Scripps Networks Interactive, owner of Travel Channel and Food ...

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UK adland promises to mend its ways on sexy ads

Representatives from the UK advertising and media industries made the trip deep into the bowels of the Mothers Union at 8.30am this morning. An unlikely place to score a free breakfast, they gathered at Mary Sumner House in Westminster to ...

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Here’s a great ‘Arab Spring’ ad for News 24 – but why do I feel a twinge of something like sympathy for Colonel Gaddafi?

Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi is obviously a nasty piece of work, persecuting his people in all sorts of horrible ways as the ‘Arab Spring’ tries to unseat him alongside other Middle Eastern dictators. And here’s a terrific ad for French ...

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