Culture
07 April 2003
You may not have noticed that Nike's new "Apparel" range of clothing is being promoted alongside its world-famous...
Culture
25 November 2002
Product placement, advertising and sponsorship of TV and film are approaching soap-opera levels of intensity. The...
Culture
05 August 2002
At a time when the US consumer spends more on fast food than on films, books, magazines, videos and recorded music...
Business
01 July 2002
I woke up this morning and breakfasted on the official Fifa World Cup fast food, washed down with the official Fifa...
Business
10 June 2002
As advertisers fall over themselves to show links (however tenuous) between their products and the World Cup, the BBC...
Business
27 May 2002
While Billy Connolly is shrieking through the TV tea breaks with self-referential hilarity at the idea of companies...
Music and Performance
13 May 2002
An intense young man is pacing a bleak, strip-lit room. Melancholy, stately orchestral music and the unkind lighting...
Music and Performance
22 April 2002
Twenty-five years on from the Sex Pistols' royal jubilee party, the musical folk-devils likely to dominate this year's...