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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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