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Date: 5 May 2016
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GREECE

WPP subsidiary acquires 100% of TNS ICAP in Greece
WPP subsidiary acquires 100% of TNS ICAP in Greece

The global operating network TNS, part of the WPP Group, has added the remaining 49% of shares in Taylor Nelson Sofres ICAP Market Research (TNS ICAP), a leading market research agency in Greece, giving it 100% ownership...

20 Apr 2016

GREECE

#ThisIsACoup trends on Twitter as eurozone agrees on tough Greece deal
#ThisIsACoup trends on Twitter as eurozone agrees on tough Greece deal

ATHENS, GREECE: A bailout proposal eurozone countries hammered out for Greece has sparked a trending Twitter hashtag, #ThisIsACoup, for containing harsh terms seen as stripping Athens of its fiscal sovereignty.

13 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

FRANCE

Carrefour reports return to profit, shares rise
Carrefour reports return to profit, shares rise

PARIS, FRANCE: Retailer Carrefour, a global leader in the supermarket business, reported a recovery into profit in the first half on Thursday, 29 August, and the company's shares rose 3.71% to €23.63.

30 Aug 2013

GREECE

Greek court orders state broadcaster reopened, PM offers reshuffle

ATHENS, GREECE: A Greek court on Monday suspended the government's shock decision to shut down state broadcaster ERT and ordered it reopened until a new national media body can be set up.

18 Jun 2013

GREECE

Greece closes public broadcaster ERT

ATHENS, GREECE: Greece's government on Tuesday announced the immediate closure of public television and radio broadcaster ERT in a move that reportedly affects about 2,700 jobs.

12 Jun 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

FRANCE

Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention
Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention

PARIS, FRANCE: Across major cities in Europe, Nikon builds huge sculpted 'hands' in a pose, as though holding a Nikon camera.

7 Nov 2012

GREECE

Greek newspaper launched in tough times
Greek newspaper launched in tough times

ATHENS, GREECE / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / KIEV, UKRAINE: Launching a daily, paid-for general interest newspaper in the midst of a nation's economic meltdown is not for the faint hearted. Publisher John Filippakis is proving his mettle after doing just that with the up-and-coming Dimokratia in Greece.

2 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites
European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.

6 Jul 2012

GERMANY

GfK: Germans are worrying less
GfK: Germans are worrying less

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: Alongside France, Germany remains the top nation of worriers in Europe, but the worry lines are considerably less deep this year. This is the finding of the current "Challenges of Europe" study carried out by the GfK Verein, which each year asks European citizens about issues that require urgent resolution in their countries.

20 Jun 2012

SWITZERLAND

IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings
IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

1 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million
New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability
Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe
Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

GREECE

Europe's Design Awards: Open for entries
Europe's Design Awards: Open for entries

KALLITHEA, GREECE: The European Design Awards is a comprehensive annual awards organisation celebrating the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe. A joint effort by 15 communication design magazines from across the continent, the ED-Awards aims to be a brilliant way to publicise your work on an international level.

14 Feb 2012

UNITED STATES

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011
Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors
Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went online in November 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

25 Jan 2012

GERMANY

Mixed results within technical consumer goods markets in Western Europe
Mixed results within technical consumer goods markets in Western Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for technical consumer goods in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €44.4bn in the third quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 4.1% compared to last year's figures. The individual countries are developing very differently. These are the findings of GfK TEMAX Western Europe.

2 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Global advertising spend up 5.7% in Q2 2011
Global advertising spend up 5.7% in Q2 2011

NEW YORK, US: Despite overall growth of 5.7% for the advertising industry in Q2 2011, adspend fell in nearly half the world's key markets in the second quarter of this year as economic concerns continued to impact the advertising industry, according to Nielsen's quarterly Global AdView Pulse report released recently.

20 Oct 2011

GERMANY

Difficult period for technical consumer goods in Western Europe
Difficult period for technical consumer goods in Western Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €41.8 billion* in the second quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 5.1% compared to last year's figures.

5 Sep 2011

GREECE

Vodafone enters talks to merge Greek unit with Wind Hellas
Vodafone enters talks to merge Greek unit with Wind Hellas

LONDON: British mobile phone giant Vodafone said Tuesday (30 August 2011) that it was holding initial talks to merge its Vodafone Greece division with Greek telecommunications operator Wind Hellas.

30 Aug 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year
Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 368.6 million unique visitors went online in June 2011 for an average of 26.1 hours per person.

19 Aug 2011

GERMANY

Hopes of economic recovery in Europe
Hopes of economic recovery in Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Consumer sentiment in many European Union countries is improving for the first time since the financial and economic crisis, despite the uncertainty created by discussions around the Greek rescue package.

19 Jul 2011

UNITED STATES

Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend
Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend

NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.

11 Jul 2011

GREECE

Coke campaigns put spotlight on Special Olympics
Coke campaigns put spotlight on Special Olympics

ATHENS, GREECE: Harnessing the power of an integrated marketing campaign that includes engagement via social media, in-store retail displays, fund-raising activities, employee volunteers, a television commercial and experiential activity, The Coca-Cola Company is creating greater awareness for the Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011.

28 Jun 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

European engagement, top web properties rankings for March 2011
European engagement, top web properties rankings for March 2011

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 363.7 million unique people went online in March 2011 for an average of 26 hours per person.

5 May 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Retail websites reach 75% of European internet audience each month
Retail websites reach 75% of European internet audience each month

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released results from a study of online shopping in Europe. In January 2011, 270.6 million unique visitors in Europe visited sites in the retail category, representing a market penetration of 74.5% of Internet users, up 8.5 percentage points versus last year.

22 Mar 2011

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