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Claire Beale on Advertising: An industry bruised by its own hand

Trust the ad industry to kick off the new year in some style. Last week a new campaign which set out to prove the power of advertising imploded embarrassingly under the weight of a serious consumer backlash. And the ad business found itself, bloodied and bruised, under siege. Again.

Claire Beale On Advertising: Amid all the jitters, Twitter is the winner

Will anyone in advertising be sorry to see the back of 2009? No one at the sharp end of commercial media. If your business relied on advertising for its revenues this year, you've almost certainly been screwed.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The London Olympics are failing their racial promises

Time to make sure the games are what Mandela believed they could be

Jo Swinson: Beauty and the economic beast

We must change our ideas about women's looks - starting with airbrushing

Google investing for growth in display ads

Google executives said the company experienced very strong growth in its display advertising business in the first three quarters of the year and it will continue to invest heavily in advertising initiatives involving online video and mobile Web devices.

Five signs YouTube deal to offer shows on demand

Five has signed a deal with YouTube to make shows such as The Hotel Inspector, The Gadget Show, Neighbours and Home And Away available for catch up viewing on the video-sharing website.

On Advertising: Why Microsoft ran scared from a Family Guy

According to Euripides, you can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps.

Poppy sellers 'banned from Marks and Spencer'

Poppy sellers were banned from collecting outside a Marks and Spencer store because the Poppy Appeal was not one of the store's designated charities, they claimed today.

Protesters harangue BNP leader at radio station

British National Party leader Nick Griffin faced angry protests today as he appeared on a local radio phone-in.

Business Diary: Hard work reaching celebrity century

Westfield's promotional material includes a long list of celebrities spotted in the west London retail centre since its opening 12 months ago. But in the rush to top the 100 count, there has been a bit of barrel-scraping. Beyonce is a bona-fide A-lister, but surely A Place in the Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin is stretching the description of celebrity. And as for Michael Barrymore, well, enough said.

'Doctors can't be depressed'

What happens when a medic has a mental health problem? Dr Liz Miller found out the hard way

We're free to add readers and cut costs, says 'Standard' boss

Andrew Mullins tells Matthew Bell that the London paper will flourish as a freesheet

David Prosser: The capital's biggest media experiment yet

Outlook: Give the London Evening Standard its due: it is not afraid to be contrary. Just as the world's media is contemplating how to begin charging for online content, the capital's newspaper has decided to start giving away its print edition for nothing.

Claire Beale On Advertising: Is this why we hate ads on the radio?

Perhaps it was Peter Andre's sore throat that did it. Or perhaps it was just that after 12 months of recessionary gloom, adland was ready for some good news. Whatever the reason, last week's radio awards defied low expectations.

Facebook heads towards profit

Facebook has this week hit two significant milestones in its history. The social networking phenomenon now has a staggering 300 million regular users around the world, and has become cash flow positive for the first time ever.

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