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Lake Capital rejects demands of Engine's rebel shareholders

Lake Capital rejects demands of Engine's rebel shareholders

Lake Capital, the private equity company set to buy Engine, has refused to improve its offer to ex-employee shareholders.

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Don't get me started: what start-ups can learn from advertising

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Celebrity Big Brother returns with 2.9m viewers

Celebrity Big Brother returns with 2.9m viewers

'Celebrity Big Brother's' return to Channel 5 delivered a peak audience of 2.9 million viewers last night, according to unofficial overnight figures.

 
Axe launches campaign against weekend-only users

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Starcom hires Carat's Liam Brennan as digital strategy director

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McCann picks up Naked planning partner

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Beiersdorf postpones review after MAA criticisms of procedure

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Hillarys awards £18m media account to MediaCom

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Hillarys, the blinds and shutter specialist, has awarded its £18 million media planning and buying account to MediaCom.

 
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Martin Sorrell earns 780 times more than average WPP employee

Martin Sorrell earns 780 times more than average WPP employee

Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP's founder and chief executive, earns nearly 780 times more than his average employee, according to a think tank report.

 
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Jewish Chronicle apologises for running Gaza ad

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