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£6 billion spent online during January

by on February 19, 2012

A determined but slow start to 2012 for online retailers is led by the travel sector, experiencing a 205% increase on December

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A controversial cot-fight stopped in the third round

by on February 19, 2012

A sports club in Preston which charged adults £25 a ticket to watch a fight between two 18-month-old boys has denied that the toddlers in question were being exploited.

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New type of digitally printed flooring from Sunbaba

by on February 18, 2012

The inaugural International Outdoor Event Expo (IOEX) will feature a brand new stand from one of the event industry’s leading branding specialists Sunbaba.

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Risque business at Sears

by on February 16, 2012

 Sears in the US got a double-barreled lesson this week on the risks of letting third-party sellers put products in its online marketplace at Sears.com. Customers discovered an exceedingly revealing product image...

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Movers & Groovers : INITIALS Marketing restructures board

by on February 16, 2012

INITIALS Marketing, the independent creative communications agency, has restructured its board with a raft of promotions to spearhead an ambitious growth strategy for 2012. http://www.worldofinitials.co.uk/

The restructure sees Jamie Matthews, previously managing director at the agency, step up to the role of CEO.

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Make ‘So You Want To Be Captain?’ a ‘must read’ next month

by on February 16, 2012

A book for kids…..So You Want To Be Captain? and parents, grandparents, carers, guardians, godparents, coaches, sports clubs, schools and teachers too!

It’s been created by a friend of mine Declan Gane. declan@theganes.plus.com 07963 285212 [more…]

Microsoft Advertising announces it is starting to sell Skype advertising on PCs and Mobile

by on February 15, 2012

Advertising on Skype will offer UK brands access to a digital communications platform that has huge global reach and supports large-format, interactive ads.

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Top UK Local-Business Directories (AKA Citation Sources)

by on February 15, 2012

I came across this US site which after complaining that we in the UK 'may drive on the wrong side of the road and confuse beer with cocoa (only one of which should be served warm!)' merrily went on to list UK local-search citation sources. 

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7 Steps for creating an integrated social media strategy

by on February 15, 2012

 (TFM&A) is the UK industry's largest and longest running event, delivering superior content, solutions and networking to enhance your multi-channel marketing & advertising strategy.

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550 social media experts covering 35 markets / Social@Ogilvy is born

by on February 13, 2012

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide has launched a social media unit, the company said in a Feb. 13 statement. The new unit, Social@Ogilvy, operates across all of the company's agencies, connecting Ogilvy's social media experts in all areas of business including direct marketing, digital marketing, and public relations. http://goo.gl/JRTdF [more…]