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    1. FT Tech Hub

      May 28, 2014

      Rap and commerce bring out the best in capitalism

      By Gautam Malkani Jimmy Iovine, Tim Cook, Dr. Dre and Eddy Cue at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. (Photo by...

    2. April 4, 2014

      Lads’ mags are dead – long live the geek and digital pervert

      The nipple count is falling to zero. Of all the clever metrics used by UK magazine publishers and advertising buyers – from...

    1. March 26, 2012

      The public image: O2’s sonic blitz

      Client: O2 Agency: Curb Media Territory: UK Verdict: ★★★★☆ The problem with moaning about noise pollution is that you sound...

    2. February 4, 2012

      Hat as harbinger of good (or bad) times

      From Mr John O’Byrne. Sir, In his article “Bow down at the shrine of the sage of Mount Baldy” (Comment, January 28), Gautam...

    3. January 27, 2012

      Bow down before the sage from Mt Baldy

      You would think he had just discovered a cure for the business cycle. The pop-cultural phenomenon that is late-period...

    4. January 16, 2012

      The public image: Dr Pepper’s T-shirt ad

      Client: Dr Pepper Snapple Agency: DeutschLA Territory: US Verdict: 5/5 A man steps off a train, surveys the monotonous...

    5. January 12, 2012

      Lessons in ‘sin-free’ seduction

      Whether because of a new year’s resolution or a desire to reverse the excesses of the holiday season, the first few weeks of...

    6. November 4, 2011

      Quite right, China, not ‘to want to be a millionaire’

      You could almost envy the victims of Chinese media repression. Sick of small-screen idiocy, the bouncers at China’s...

    7. October 24, 2011

      The public image: Sony’s ‘Two Worlds’ ad

      Client: SonyAgency: Grey LondonTerritory: Worldwide If this were a radio ad, it would be the best ad in the history of...

    8. October 6, 2011

      Logistics of publishing a Nobel Prize winner

      It was a big day for a small publishing house in north-east England. Bloodaxe Books, a non-profit company motivated by a...

    9. August 20, 2011

      Burgess had wider political message

      From Mr John Moore. Sir, By referring only to certain parts of A Clockwork Orange (the mindless violence perpetrated by Alex...

    10. August 12, 2011

      Britain burns the colour of ‘A Clockwork Orange’

      The speed of the disintegration said everything. It took less than 48 hours for London to descend from self-styled capital...

    11. August 3, 2011

      Lessons from big screen’s big tease

      When a friend asked me last week what I thought of Batman in the new Harry Potter film, I assumed they were just getting...

    12. July 13, 2011

      Why sex isn’t child’s play for advertisers

      You don’t need to be a member of Mumsnet to think padded bras for nine-year-olds are a bad thing. Likewise, you don’t need...

    13. May 9, 2011

      The public image: Wrangler

      Client: Wrangler Agency: Fred & Farid Group Territory: Europe Verdict:     As far as subliminal marketing messages go,...

    14. June 8, 2010

      The public image: Sobieski vodka digital and print campaign

      Client: Imperial Brands Agency: Meter Industries Territory: US Verdict: **By his own admission, the actor Bruce Willis has...

    15. June 1, 2010

      The public image: Travelodge's 'Sleep Tight' campaign

      Client: Travelodge Agency: Mother London Territory: UK Verdict: If there's one 'fing wot mildly perturbs me, it's people not...

    16. April 13, 2010

      The Public Image: Absolut Vodka's 'NY-Z' film

      Client: Pernod Ricard USA Agency: TBWA New York Territory: Global VerdictAbout 11 minutes into this short film about rapper...

    17. January 26, 2010

      The public image: Accenture's post-Tiger Woods campaign

      Client: Accenture Agency: Young & Rubicam Territory: Global Verdict: During last month's pandemonium over Tiger Woods's...

    18. December 22, 2009

      The public image: Viral-to-TV ad for The Sun newspaper

      Client: News International Agency: Glue London Territory: UK Verdict: Ten days ago, up to 19m viewers tuned in to watch the...

    19. December 1, 2009

      The public image: Paddy Power's Dublin Airport greeting

      Agency: Produced in-house Territory: Baggage hall, Dublin Airport Verdict: Like all of Ireland, Paddy Power, the country's...

    20. August 24, 2009

      Let us lunch with you all at the FT

      From Mr John Hastings. Sir, I think you are missing a trick. You should consider opening your canteen to occasional visitors...

    21. May 11, 2007

      Blair’s children: how the bling bling era turned political

      Time to come clean. The election of Tony Blair as Britain’s prime minister a decade ago was a bloody nuisance. All that hope...

    22. January 22, 2007

      Ugly behaviour put on a pedestal

      From Prof Rob Baldwin. Sir, Gautam Malkani ("It is right to show the bullying in Big Brother", January 19) seeks to justify...

    23. January 18, 2007

      Right to show bullying in Big Brother

      It must be the most surreal moment in Anglo-Indian relations. Gordon Brown’s high-profile trade visit to India this week was...

    24. April 28, 2006

      Very rudeboy

      LONDONSTANI by Gautam Malkani Fourth Estate £12.99, 342 pages Have you ever been to Hounslow? Have you ever seen a posse of...

    25. April 21, 2006

      What’s right with Asian boys

      Not too long ago, British Asians used to joke that any graduates among us who weren’t working in law, finance or medicine...

    26. January 30, 2006

      Your gas-guzzling car is just a relic of the past

      If you drive north out of Nebraska, through a town called Alliance, along state highway 87, a curious sight will greet you...

    27. November 18, 2005

      The other jet set

      The British are renowned for being polite hosts. But the tendency of one community to pause their conversations, put down...

    28. October 17, 2005

      Inspire the young to finance a grand old age

      Next month, Paramount Pictures will release a film based on the life of Curtis Jackson, the rapper more commonly known as 50...

    29. July 11, 2005

      How to make a digital sceptic change their tune

      When London hosts the Olympic Games in 2012, the government hopes that UK households not attending in person will enjoy the...

    30. July 11, 2005

      The little friend with giant standing

      The London Book Fair might not be quite the cattle market that is Frankfurt’s contribution to the annual publishing industry...

    31. June 6, 2005

      The search for good reasons and better signals

      Appealing to people’s altruism has not typically been a hallmark of the advertising strategy of companies in the financial...

    32. January 28, 2005

      Underlying boost for Sanctuary

      Sanctuary Group, the independent music company, nearly trebled profits at its merchandising division last year as new...

    33. January 27, 2005

      Emap ordered to sell building data arm

      Emap, the media conglomerate, has been ordered by the Competition Commission to sell ABI Building Data, the construction...

    34. January 27, 2005

      Highbury shares up on bid approach

      Highbury House Communications, the magazine publisher, saw its shares rise 26 per cent after it confirmed it had received...

    35. January 27, 2005

      Chrysalis reveals 3% radio shortfall

      Chrysalis, the radio operator behind Heart FM, added to reports of softness in the market by revealing its radio revenues...

    36. January 22, 2005

      Telewest launches BSkyB box rival

      Telewest, the UK cable group listed on Nasdaq, is to launch a rival to British Sky Broadcasting's successful Sky Plus...

    37. January 21, 2005

      ITV extends NBC Universal licensing

      ITV has extended its exclusive licensing agreement for the terrestrial television rights to NBC Universal's feature films...

    38. January 21, 2005

      Jowell firm over BBC charter life

      Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, has indicated that the government will reject calls to reduce the length of the BBC's...

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