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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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UK tabloid's Coulson admits paying policeman

LONDON - Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson admitted in court on Tuesday (22 April) to approving a payment to a royal policeman for information, despite warnings it could land him in jail.

23 Apr 2014 07:53


The United Nations appoints Mother London to world sanitation brief

LONDON, UK: Mother London has been appointed by the UN to develop a global communications campaign to improve sanitation for 2.5 billion people.

10 Apr 2014 08:44


Facebook craze of women eating on trains sparks anger

LONDON, UK: Transport authorities in London said they were powerless to stop a bizarre Facebook craze involving photographs of women eating on underground trains.

8 Apr 2014 10:00


Grey London leads the way at D&AD Awards 2014

LONDON, UK: The UK looks set to take home the title of most awarded country at the 2014 D&AD Awards, with 136 In Books and 43 Nominations*, totalling at 179 Awarded entries for the year. Across the Atlantic, the United States is in second place in the country rankings with 118 (82 In Book and 36 Nominations).

2 Apr 2014 07:51


D&AD juries' results - days 1 & 2

LONDON, UK: Thus far, 69 pieces of work have been awarded at the 52nd annual D&AD judging event in London.

28 Mar 2014 10:20


The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00


ADBLAH from London

Can someone clear the animals out of here?

By Mark Fiddes 25 Mar 2014 05:52


Japanese retailer Rakuten slammed over ivory and whale meat products

LONDON, UK: Japanese e-commerce retailer Rakuten is the world's largest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products, an environmental campaign group said. It said that running the advertisements for these products was akin to arming poachers.

19 Mar 2014 07:35


Candy Crush empire worth up to US$7.6bn?

LONDON, UK: King Digital Entertainment, the British developer behind the wildly-addictive mobile game Candy Crush, said that it could be valued at up to US$7.6bn in its eagerly-awaited upcoming flotation.

13 Mar 2014 07:48


Vodafone India buys spectrum licences for £1.9bn

LONDON, UK: Vodafone's Indian division has bought spectrum licences for £1.9bn tapping deeper into emerging markets amid tough trade in Europe.

17 Feb 2014 09:45


London to Host Digital Media Awards and Conference

LONDON, UK: WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, has announced the call for entries for the annual European Digital Media Awards.

7 Feb 2014 08:10


"I hacked Daniel Craig's phone," says British journalist

LONDON, UK: A former News of the World journalist told a British court how he used phone-hacking to find out about an affair between James Bond star Daniel Craig and the actress Sienna Miller.

29 Jan 2014 08:14


D&AD previews White Pencil award for newest film in 'I Wish I'd Done That' series

LONDON, UK: Fernanda Romano the latest luminary to step into the D&AD hot seat. (Video)

28 Jan 2014 08:08


Further IT glitch hits UK bank customers

LONDON, UK: Britain's Lloyds banking group apologised on Sunday, 26 January, after many of its debit card customers were left unable to access their money following a server glitch.

27 Jan 2014 07:42


Web searches for cruise breaks to the Caribbean up 50%

LONDON, UK: The Caribbean proved a popular destination with UK consumers who went online to look for cruise holidays in the lead up to the festive season, reveals analysis of the latest cruise-related online search data from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight.

14 Jan 2014 10:08


Britain's World War I diaries go online

LONDON, UK: Britain is recruiting an army of amateur historians to sift through more than 1.5m pages of diaries written by World War I army officers, published online for the first time 100 years after the conflict began.

14 Jan 2014 07:39


Over three times more searches for hotels at home than away

LONDON, UK: 60% of the 3.3 million UK consumer online searches for hotels made a month ahead of the festive season were for lodgings domestically, reveals analysis of the latest quarterly search intelligence for the sector from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight.

24 Dec 2013 07:15


Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013 06:47


SA tops Midas Awards 2013 Award Winners

NEW YORK CITY, US: The Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising has announced the 2013 award winners - and so often, South Africa was well represented among the winners.

20 Dec 2013 06:52


29% spike in energy comparison searches on the web

LONDON, UK: Quarterly analysis of the latest consumer online search data for energy, from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, shows price comparison-related queries rose 29% on July levels, as the first of successive fuel price hike announcements from the big six energy companies kicked off in October.

17 Dec 2013 06:56


Technology companies call on US to reform surveillance laws

LONDON, UK: At least eight leading US-based technology companies have called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following revelations of online eavesdropping by fugitive US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

10 Dec 2013 06:56


D&AD's White Pencil/The International Exchange (TIE) join forces, create 'social intrepreneurs'

LONDON, UK: Nominees get the chance to go on a groundbreaking NGO placement; fighting major obstacles faced by worldwide NGOs at a grassroots level.

9 Dec 2013 12:13


Neville Brody selects new blood graduate to design 2013 D&AD Annual

LONDON, UK: The 51st edition celebrates global diversity of D&AD with data visualisations of 196 nations. Users are invited to create personalised visualisations through the digital microsite.

5 Dec 2013 14:08


Pearson buys language firm in Brazil

LONDON, UK / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Grupo Multi, a leading adult English language training firm in Brazil.

4 Dec 2013 13:16


RBS admits to decades of under-investment

LONDON, UK: The head of Royal Bank of Scotland admitted on Tuesday (3 December) that it had failed to invest in its information technology systems for decades, after a glitch left customers of the state-rescued bank unable to access cash for three hours.

4 Dec 2013 07:46


It's time to get your D&AD annual

LONDON, UK: Here comes the 2013 edition of the much sought-after annual from D&AD featuring the year's best creative work.

3 Dec 2013 11:38


Cameron tweets in Mandarin on Weibo for China trip

LONDON, UK: British Prime Minister David Cameron has joined Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, and posted his first message ahead of a visit to Beijing, Downing Street said.

2 Dec 2013 09:50


Greenlight, Mortgage27 partner to deliver analysis of online search behaviour in the mortgage market

LONDON, UK: Leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, is delighted to announce a partnership with Mortgate27, to provide, via subscription to the companies' Mortgage Market Intelligence Reports, a detailed monthly analysis of online search behaviour relating specifically to the mortgage sector.

29 Nov 2013 11:26


D&AD taps into creative jealousies...

LONDON, UK: Iain Tait, Dan Wieden & Jennifer Walsh reveal the work they wish they'd done from the past year. D&AD has launched a series of films to find the work that the world's top creative people wish they'd done.

27 Nov 2013 09:20


UK hacking suspect warned boss of jail risk, trial hears

LONDON, UK: The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid warned his boss that if payments to his sources were traced they could all "end up in jail", Britain's phone-hacking trial heard last week.

25 Nov 2013 07:52

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