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Vodafone has kicked off one of the biggest advertising pitches of the year after the mobile giant announced it is putting its global ad-buying and planning account up for tender.

Sir Martin Sorrell pictured with his wife, Cristiana Falcone Sorrell

Paying tax? That's a question of judgement, claims Martin Sorrell

The advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell reignited the row over corporate tax after he described the amount big companies pay as "a question of judgement".

Editorial: A dangerous admission, Sir Martin

Statements of the obvious can be fraught with peril. Just ask Gerald Ratner, who wiped £500m off the value of his jewellery business by admitting that many of its cheap-as-chips products were, in fact, "total crap".

Sir Martin Sorrell, centre, whose agency is poised to pull its advertising from the channel which features hit shows such as Homeland, The Simpsons and Peep Show

WPP set to switch off Channel 4 over rates row

The advertising giant has had an almighty bust-up with the broadcaster

Vice magazine has a monthly circulation of 1.147 million

Vice magazine versus i-D: When two (style) tribes go to war

On Tuesday Vice Media upped its quest for global domination by purchasing British fashion magazine i-D. So, how do the two compare?

Sorrell group may pull all its ads from Channel Four in costs row

Channel 4 is facing the prospect that the world's biggest advertising group could, from January, pull all its ads in a major test of strength over the cost of TV airtime.

Channel 4 in ad revenue dust-up with Sorrell’s WPP

Channel 4 is facing the prospect that the world’s biggest advertising group could, from January, pull all its ads in a major test of strength over the cost of TV air-time.

UBM to return to London after four-year stay in Dublin

The owner of PR Newswire is set to return to the British tax fold this week, after having moved its headquarters to Dublin in 2008 to escape what it called the UK's harsh fiscal regime.

Mervyn Davies becomes the latest former Labour minister to land a top City job

Mervyn Davies has become the third former minister from Gordon Brown’s government to land a top City job in a matter of days, following fellow peers Peter Mandelson and Paul Myners.

ITV reassures investors on ad spend since Olympics

ITV cheered investors yesterday as it said advertising had fallen less than feared since the Olympics and its production arm ITV Studios, which makes shows such as I'm A Celebrity and Coronation Street, saw revenues surge by a fifth.

ITV escapes hangover from Olympics and is boosted by revenues surge from studios

ITV cheered investors yesterday as it said advertising had fallen less than feared since the Olympics and its production arm ITV Studios, which makes shows such as I'm A Celebrity and Coronation Street, saw revenues surge by a fifth.

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Publicis warns of halt to spending

The company which owns top London advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and Bartle Bogle Hegarty yesterday warned of an “abrupt halt” in ad spending by clients since September.

Publicis warns of halt to spending

The company which owns top London advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and Bartle Bogle Hegarty yesterday warned of an “abrupt halt” in ad spending by clients since September.

Sir Martin Sorrell warns of 'grey swan' troubles ahead in advertising slowdown

WPP, the world's biggest advertising group, has raised fresh fears of a global economic slowdown as it warned of a marked change in behaviour by clients since September.

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