Alfa Romeo is planning to re-establish itself as a premium brand with a three-year recovery plan that includes new launches and an increase in the number of European dealerships.
Wieden & Kennedy has created its first television campaign for Pizza Hut.
Eidos, the games publisher responsible for the Tomb Raider series, has received two takeover bids for its business, including a £71m offer from investment group Elevation Group and an undisclosed bid from SCI Entertainment.
London Mayor Ken Livingstone has opened the bidding process for the contract to distribute a free afternoon newspaper on London Underground. The Office of Fair Trading has still not ruled on whether Associated Newspaper’s exclusive distribution contract is anti-competitive.
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