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Communication Solutions has won the £2m through-the-line account for tour operator Beachcomber Tours.

There’s only one middle finger, one middle finger

Things are really starting to look up for England. Beckham’s foot is on the mend, Sven has managed to ditch the hanger-on (Gary Neville) and the team is primed and ready. But all these things are completely overshadowed by the Subbuteo World Cup. Up and down the country, people are going over their tactics. Short […]

JWT snatches Vodafone £300m global business

Vodafone has appointed J Walter Thompson as its global advertising agency, with responsibility for advertising strategy and execution around the world. The business is estimated to be worth in the region of £300m. Wieden & Kennedy, which was appointed in May 2001, will remain as lead creative agency, but the other 20 or so agencies […]

A level playing field

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Granada Enterprises’ Commercial Ventures is looking for a sponsor for ITV1’s daytime show Trisha.


Capital Radio Advertising has signed a £1.2m sponsorship deal with Bacardi rum. The deal was negotiated by Universal McCann.


Foxtons, the London estate agency, is searching for a chief executive to oversee the expansion of its brand throughout the UK, as well as to oversee its sales and marketing efforts.


Richard Addis is to join the Financial Times as design editor from his position as editor at the Toronto Globe and Mail. He is a former editor of the Daily Express and was once a reporter at Marketing Week.


News Corp has announced record losses of $3.99bn (£2.75bn) for its third quarter, after writing down the value of its stake in US TV programme guide company Gemstar by $4.

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