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. 

Does the media industry still offer a great career?
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Does the media industry still offer a great career?

As media continues to evolve and expand in scope, can it attract the best graduate talent, Arif Durrani asks

Those protecting original ideas aren't kidding around
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Those protecting original ideas aren't kidding around

Talent borrows, genius steals - or so we are told. But in today's connected world, it gets a little more complicated than that.

Magazine ABCs: Top 100 at a glance
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Magazine ABCs: Top 100 at a glance

View the Top 100 actively purchased magazines and digital editions in the first six months of 2015.

Nothing stands still for very long in the dynamic media
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Nothing stands still for very long in the dynamic media

Some people hate change but, if you're reading this, I suspect you're not one of them.

Mark Frith returns to magazines as editor of Now
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Mark Frith returns to magazines as editor of Now

Mark Frith is making a return to magazines as editor-in-chief of Now, Time Inc's celebrity and style weekly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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