Another source said the pair, who have known each other for 30 years, frequently clashed at YouView meetings in exchanges littered with expletives, but described it as "pantomime knockabout stuff". This time it seems to have boiled over into something more serious. "They are like two barrowboys next to each other – 'What the fuck are you saying? You don't have a clue' – all that sort of thing." … [Read more...] about Lord Sugar and Richard Desmond in furious boardroom bust-up
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KwikChex, which works from an office in Bournemouth, Dorset, and is charging "victims" £35 to join the class action, says it is looking at examples of hoteliers accused of being thieves, or assaulting or poisoning guests. Central to any case will be whether TripAdvisor, based in Newton, Massachusetts, and a part of the online travel firm Expedia, can be held liable as its business is based on publishing user-generated content – the opinions of others. The Communications Decency Act of 1996 in the US has been taken to mean that operators of websites are not legally liable for third parties' words. … [Read more...] about TripAdvisor could face legal action over reviews
“For now, we support the board’s position that Sir Martin is the right person to lead the company but we believe the board, including Sir Martin, has a responsibility to demonstrate with conviction how it is managing both the art and the science that is needed. The time to do this is increasingly pressing.” … [Read more...] about WPP investor calls for clarity on Sir Martin Sorrell’s successor
Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest advertiser and owner of brands from Gillette to Pampers, says that by 2021 it will have cut more than $1.1bn (£780m) from the amount it spends with ad groups compared with 2015 levels. Marketing chief Marc Pritchard, who commands an almost $11bn annual marketing budget, has said that it is time to end the “archaic Mad Men model” and “take back control” of its advertising spending. … [Read more...] about What happens to the global publicity titans if advertising no longer pays?
Kaepernick was the first in a series of National Football League (NFL) stars to kneel during the US national anthem before matches, with players saying they wanted to draw attention to racism and police brutality. … [Read more...] about Rihanna ‘turned down Super Bowl in support of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick’