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STV pre-tax profit climbs 36% to £8.4m

STV, the channel-three licensee in Scotland, has reported pre-tax profit of £8.4 million in the first half of 2014, up 35.5 per cent year on year.

 

World Cup and Winter Olympics boost Chime's profits

Chime Communications, the owner of VCCP, reported profit before tax of £9.6 million in the first half of 2014, more than 15 times what it made a year earlier, after the World Cup and other tournaments boosted its sports arm.

 

Pepsi launches crowd-sourced film with Kelly Rowland

Pepsi's latest song and short film for its Beats of the Beautiful Game football collection is a crowd-sourced video from Kelly Rowland.

 

What brands can do when their sports stars crash out

After Mo Farah pulled out of the Commonwealth Games, Jeremy Hart, the managing director of Inc Content, says clever content can prevent brand backers reaching the end of the road when their star is out of the competition.

 

Campaign's top 20 most read news in July

Take a look at Campaign's top 20 most read news stories in July, which you might have missed.

 

Hyundai kicks off CRM and digital contest

Hyundai is on the hunt for an agency to handle its customer experience activity.

 
 

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Charles Dance offers comedy turn in faux-rousing Rugby World Cup 2015 speech

The classic scene is set: Charles Dance in full Shakespearean mode, issuing a rousing speech to the England rugby team, "Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'" and all that. Except there is a Welshman sat in the dressing room.

 

EE's Spencer McHugh on a summer of fibreglass-cow 4G hotspots and techy tea parties

Spencer McHugh, EE's marketing director, on a period that has taken him from fibreglass-cow 4G Wi-Fi hotspots at Glastonbury to helping a grandmother Skype and send texts for the first time.

 

Lawrence Dallaglio on his plans to make sponsorship more strategic with BBH Sport

In a 12-year international rugby career, spanning 85 caps and including that golden Rugby World Cup triumph in 2003, Lawrence Dallaglio has witnessed triumph and failure aplenty - and not just on the field of play.

 

Hottest virals: GoPro’s surfing pig rules the waves, plus Apple and Nike

The latest virals from GoPro, Apple and Nike.

 

McDonald's plots music scheme and mobile ordering in digital overhaul

McDonald's is set to launch a music and entertainment offering to customers, as it looks to expand its digital presence.

 

Premier League warns fans not to post match footage on Vine

The Premier League has said uploading unofficial video of its games online is illegal, and that it will step up monitoring on social media

 
 

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