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2 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

Reimposing service tax on online ads regressive says IAMAI

Terming a proposal to re-impose service tax on online and mobile advertising as "regressive", industry body IAMAI, which counts Google India and Facebook among its members, has said that the move may lead to cost escalation and hamper growth of the fledgling industry.

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Related Topix: Mobile Marketing, Social Software

6 hrs ago | Staffordshire Newsletter

Stafford pub-goers launch a campaign to keep the two popular licensees at the Railway Inn

REGULARS at a Stafford pub are rallying to save the licensees who are being replaced despite turning the pub's fortunes around.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Punch Taverns, Publicis Groupe SA

10 hrs ago | Geeksugar

Quitting Facebook For 99 Days: an Experiment in Digital Happiness

In the wake of the controversial study released by Facebook that detailed how the social network manipulated the news feeds of almost 700,000 users, one organization suggests that users try their own experiment - quit the site for 99 days.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

14 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Tips for college graduates on playing the career game the right way

Your first years at work are like boot camp, and to succeed - not just survive - you have to learn the ropes and learn them quickly, says Robert L. Dilenschneider, founder of his public relations firm in New York and former president and chief executive of public relations giant Hill and Knowlton.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Hill and Knowlton

Sat Jul 12, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Tommy Ramone Dies at 62

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of the seminal punk-rock band The Ramones, has died at the age of 62, according to a business associate.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

CSP

Convenience TV Completes Acquisition

Convenience TV Inc. recently entered into an acquisition agreement with Global Fusion Media Inc. According to the terms of the deal, it agreed to acquire all of the interest in C-Store Network LLC from Global Fusion in exchange for 36,000,000 shares of its common stock.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Marketing, Laguna Vista, TX

Pendle Today

Barnoldswick's part in new fighter jet set for UK first showing

Barnoldswick's role in developing the next generation of fighter jets will be on show this week in a UK first.

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Related Topix: Savi Technology, Martin Agency, Startups

Cincinnati.com

CVG 'can't give up' on more international flights

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport officials are giving new looks to flights to London, Frankfurt and Tokyo - places business leaders are hungry to get to.

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Related Topix: CVG, Computers, Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Ohio

MyFoxPhilly

Drone Advertising Kicks Off New Age With Controversy

A new advertising company is flying high with their new strategy to target customers in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

St. Petersburg Times

Your 'recall' may be a sales pitch

Median prices here have climbed year-over-year for 30 of the past 31 months. June sales reached second- highest level since the bust.

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Related Topix: JD Power and Associates

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Agency Spy

Aging Baby Boomers Forcing P&G into Incontinence Ad Push

There's nothing fun about this problem, other than the millions of dollars it brings in.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Paper, Kimberly Clark

WSJ Media and Advertising

Way, Way Out West

In a mountain redoubt near the Pakistani border, Elijah Russell breaks horses and teaches Green Berets how to ride them.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-Britain's Friends Life to sell Lombard unit to Blackstone

Friends Life Group Ltd said it would sell Lombard, its European wealth advisory arm, to Blackstone Group for an initial consideration of 317 million pounds , and use part of the proceeds to buy back shares.

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Related Topix: Blackstone Group

The Detroit News

Downtown Detroit revival has rocker ready to roll out

A big advertising agency that moved downtown and now spins Detroit's image recently made a video to hype the city's revival.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Pop/Rock, The White Stripes, College for Creative Studies, Wayne State University

Business Wire

Research and Markets: Databook Q1 2014 on the $128 Million Social Media Advertising Spend in Italy

Social media advertising spend in the Italy stood at US$128 million by end of 2013, accounting for 5.7% of online advertising.

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Food Industry

Unilever sells Slim Fast to private equity firm Kainos Capital for undisclosed sum

Unilever has sold its Slim Fast weight management brand to private equity firm Kainos Capital, but will retain a minority stake in the business.

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Related Topix: Datamonitor

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Edmonton Journal

B.C. man busted in U.S. military spy scandal

A man arrested in Richmond is being sought for extradition to the U.S. over allegations he was part of a conspiracy to hack computers of defence contractors including Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Martin Agency

Bakery & Snacks

The death of the cupcake?

NPD Group's Warren Solochek: "Everybody likes to buy cupcakes, and certainly gourmet cupcakes for special occasions or gifts, but for any kind of restaurant to exist, you need a lot of regular business."

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Related Topix: NPD Group, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Forbes.com

A Spot-On Example Of Extending Advertising Into Customer Experience by Chick-fil-A

This is the story of a renegade cow. Nearly two decades ago, paintbrush in mouth, a cow painted three words on a billboarda EAT MOR CHIKIN.

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Related Topix: Richards Group, Social Software, Business News

Business Journal

DOD announces cost-saving agreement with makers of the F-35

The Department of Defense and its F-35 partners have reached a cost-savings agreement on the fifth-generation plane.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, The Blueprint, Hip-Hop, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, United Space Alliance, Martin Agency, Startups, Savi Technology

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