Media: Chatter

"Market conditions remain challenging and we will continue to increase investment behind our brands." - Paul Polman, the chief executive of Unilever, provides some cheer for the advertising industry after announcing a 13 per cent increase in adspend

"The people who pick up everything and run with it - steal our stories. That's Google, Microsoft, Ask.com ... they shouldn't have had it free, and I think we've been asleep." - News Corp's Rupert Murdoch on plans to block search engines carrying his content

"For any government coming in, there will be a focus on efficiencies and effectiveness. However, there is still a need for it to engage with citizens about policies and initiatives." - Michael Smith, COI's deputy director of interactive services, puts the case for COI spend to be maintained

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