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Lord Leverhulme was a grocer's son, He learned to sell when he was young, And all the tune that he could play Was "Advertising Makes It Pay" Over the hills and across the skies, By God it pays to advertise.*

At a curve in London's Thames Embankment, midway between the Houses of Parliament and the Tower, stands a massive granite pile, boldly convex. Its 16 grey Ionic columns give an impression of opulent security worthy of a king's exchequer. This is Unilever House. In front stands a statue of Queen Victoria, symbol...

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