Daniel Craig, who plays  James Bond in ‘Spectre’, a masterclass in product placement. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

With Spectre dominating screen space in the multiplexes, the business of how producers can leverage brand marketing spend is back in sharp focus, as B(...)

Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma and actor Daniel Craig pick some ‘Singles Day’ winners.

James Bond and President Frank Underwood were among the big salesman on China’s Singles Day, the world’s biggest online shopping bonanza, as e-commerc(...)

 Lea Seydoux,   Daniel Craig and  Monica Bellucci pose on arrival for the world premiere of  ‘Spectre’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26th, 2015.  Photograph: LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

In news that’s unlikely to trouble anyone who doesn’t have the likes of Harvey Weinstein on their Christmas card list, spy film Spectre (about whic(...)

 Guests walk the red carpet as they attend the world premiere of the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday.  The link between brands and Bond is deep and long-standing. (Photograph: ANDY RAIN/EPA)

Bond films are some of the most heavily branded in movie history, with companies paying millions to get their products on screen alongside the world’(...)

Daniel Craig (James Bond). SPECTRE is released in the UK and Ireland on 26 October. The film will be released in the US on 6 November. 6:31

Since it was announced that Léa Seydoux was to play a character named Madeleine Swann in the 24th Bond film something has been nagging at this writ(...)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Two museums devoted to food, in London and New York, open this week. First up is the British Museum of Food, left, (bompas(...)

Danial Craig’s Bond still kills for Britain but the attitude to women has moved on from caveman sociopathy. Photograph: Greg Williams/Eon Productions via Getty Images

More than a few obituaries for the Playboy nude photo shoot have pointed out that, yes, people of both genders once did read that magazine “for the ar(...)

Singer Sam Smith is the voice of the new Bond theme song, ‘Writing’s on the Wall’. The 23-year-old said singing the title song to ‘Spectre’, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, was ‘one of the highlights of my career’. Photograph: @007/PA Wire

Brit-award winning singer Sam Smith has been confirmed as the voice of the new Bond theme song. The 23-year-old said singing the title song to Spec(...)

Dave Goldberg: he changed nappies, did laundry and spent time with his wife and children every day. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Dave Goldberg, a 47-year-old tech entrepreneur, chief executive of the online polling firm Survey Monkey and a father of two, died suddenly on May (...)

Sinn Féin candidate for Newry and Armagh Mickey Brady: Says this is a “two horse race” between him and the UUP’s Danny Kennedy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The two main nationalist contenders in Newry and Armagh have interesting back stories. The SDLP’s Justin McNulty is a former Armagh All-Ireland medall(...)