Does the Internet really deserve media ratings?

As the strength of the Internet is its diversity, is it fair on advertisers if research companies deliver Web ratings? For the sake of survival, it may be wise to leave the Net well alone. By Mike Gorman. Mike Gorman is media director at Saatc


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No dropping of KP Crisps name

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Homebase tools up to steal B&Q share

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