Cordiant in crisis after Allied pulls its account

Cordiant Communications shares plunged 65pc to an all-time low yesterday after the crisis-hit advertising group revealed it had been sacked by one of its leading clients.
Comment Admen are staring down the plug hole

Orange chief executive beefs up team
Orange, the mobile phone operator controlled by France Telecom, yesterday added to its increasingly international management team by appointing Sanjiv Ahuja chief operating office

Ron Atkinson quits ITV after his racist remarks are heard on air

Football pundit Ron Atkinson has resigned from ITV Sport for making racist remarks after Chelsea’s Champions League match with Monaco on Tuesday.

Now Atkinson loses Guardian job

TV and newspaper football pundit Ron Atkinson has lost his job as a columnist for the Guardian following his racist comments live on air about Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly.
Atkinson exits ITV after racist slur

Once more a fall from grace, but hardly the last of the Irish Rover
He may already have had a visage so battered that it made Keith Richards look like Miss Pears, but Shane MacGowan was nursing serious facial injuries yesterday after being the victim of an alleged attack in a pub lavatory.

BBC ‘squeezing out serious shows to chase ratings’

The BBC was singled out by Ofcom yesterday and told to stop chasing ratings and making copycat television shows as the media regulator claimed current affairs, the arts and religious programmes were being pushed out of peak viewing hours on terrestrial channels.

Sony close to buying MGM studios

C&W in pole position to buy Monaco stake

C&W poised for Monaco buy

Group in talks for 55% stake

CBS condemned for broadcast of Diana car crash images
The brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, said he was ‘sickened’ by the pictures broadcast by US television network CBS that showed images of the dying Princess in a programme looking at the car crash in which she died.

Elle poaches Cosmopolitan editor Candy to replace Bailey
Elle magazine has poached rival Cosmopolitan editor Lorraine Candy, ending its search for a replacement for Sarah

Mori boss dismisses Express effect

Respected pollster Bob Worcester has dismissed the Daily Express’s decision to back the Conservatives as an ‘editorial ploy’ and predicted it will have little effect on voters.

Academics blame VAT for holding back web publishing
The decision to levy VAT on academic journals published over the internet is holding back the take-up of new technology, MPs were warned yesterday.

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