Arif Durrani

Head of media / Editor of Media Week

Arif Durrani is the head of media for Campaign and editor of Media Week. Contact him at arif.durrani@haymarket.com or 020 8267 8024. 

FT looks to Rising Sun as print sales decline
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FT looks to Rising Sun as print sales decline

Why did the title command such a high price when the future of the press has never been so uncertain?

Reporters without borders for a global, mobile FT brand
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Reporters without borders for a global, mobile FT brand

As we head into a period a Norwegian friend of mine delightfully calls the "cucumber season" - due to all the filler stories about growing vegetables - there is still plenty that demands our attention.

Guardian's Anna Watkins to co-chair Media Week Awards judging
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Guardian's Anna Watkins to co-chair Media Week Awards judging

Anna Watkins, managing director of Guardian Labs, will be the co-chair of this year’s Media Week Awards judging.

WPP tops boom in M&A activity
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WPP tops boom in M&A activity

The network did a dozen deals last quarter out of 246 transactions between April and June

Pearson sells FT to Japan's media giant Nikkei for $1.3B
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Pearson sells FT to Japan's media giant Nikkei for $1.3B

The venerable financial publisher has offset declining print sales with strong subscriptions

Pearson sells FT to Japan's media giant Nikkei for £844m
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Pearson sells FT to Japan's media giant Nikkei for £844m

Pearson has confirmed it is selling the Financial Times Group to Japan's media company Nikkei for £844 million in cash.

Maxus wins DMGT's DMG Media account
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Maxus wins DMGT's DMG Media account

DMGT's division for Metro, the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and MailOnline has appointed WPP's Maxus to handle its media planning and buying in the UK and the US, and to provide strategic advice.

Clays promoted to chief executive at OMD UK
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Clays promoted to chief executive at OMD UK

OMD UK has promoted its managing director, Dan Clays, to chief executive.

Instagram is cautiously tapping into inspiration
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Instagram is cautiously tapping into inspiration

What's all the fuss about Instagram?

WPP tops M&A table as deals increase in second quarter
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WPP tops M&A table as deals increase in second quarter

The number of mergers and acquisitions in the global marketing communications space increased by 13 per cent last quarter, led by 12 deals involving WPP.

Shortlist Media appoints Chris Healy as commercial director
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Shortlist Media appoints Chris Healy as commercial director

Shortlist Media has promoted Chris Healy to the role of group commercial director.

Pearson named managing director at MG OMD
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Pearson named managing director at MG OMD

Manning Gottlieb OMD has promoted Tim Pearson, an executive director, to managing director as part of a group restructure.

The Mail on Sunday's flight under Greig
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The Mail on Sunday's flight under Greig

The ambitious editor has successfully led the Sunday newspaper to industry acclaim with its agenda-setting and divisive journalism. Geordie Greig talks to Arif Durrani.

Mediavest wins Royal London's £10m business
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Mediavest wins Royal London's £10m business

Royal London Group has appointed Mediavest to handle its media planning and buying duties, previously handled by VCCP Media.

Mel Scott becomes first chief revenue officer at Mail Brands
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Mel Scott becomes first chief revenue officer at Mail Brands

DMG Media has appointed MailOnline's Mel Scott as its first chief revenue officer of Mail Brands, a newly consolidated commercial operation that unites sales at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday with MailOnline.

Cage match: MediaCom and PHD battle for $1.6 billion GSK media business
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Cage match: MediaCom and PHD battle for $1.6 billion GSK media business

GlaxoSmithKline's review comes on the heels of a joint venture with Novartis

MediaCom and PHD battle for £1bn GSK media business
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MediaCom and PHD battle for £1bn GSK media business

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the multinational pharmaceutical company, is reviewing its estimated £1 billion global media business, pitting UK incumbent MediaCom against its US lead agency PHD.

Trainline appoints the7stars to handle £5m media account
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Trainline appoints the7stars to handle £5m media account

Thetrainline.com, the online train tickets retailer, has appointed the7Stars to handle its £5 million media business, previously handled by Vizeum.

Founders of Kiss FM launch Mi-Soul on DAB
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Founders of Kiss FM launch Mi-Soul on DAB

The team who launched the Kiss FM brand 25 years ago are hoping to repeat their success with the roll out of Mi-Soul on DAB across London.

Six Nations to open to brands as ITV secures coverage from 2016
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Six Nations to open to brands as ITV secures coverage from 2016

The financially embattled BBC has partnered with ITV to secure the rights to broadcast rugby union's Six Nations Championship for the next six years.

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