Gideon Spanier

Gideon Spanier is the head of media for Campaign. Contact him at gideon.spanier@haymarket.com. 

Robert Ffitch takes CSO role at Hearst
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Robert Ffitch takes CSO role at Hearst

Robert Ffitch, the former Manning Gottlieb OMD chief executive and Telegraph Media Group director of advertising revenues, is to become chief strategy officer at Hearst Magazines UK.

News publishers will regret failure of joint ad sales plan
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News publishers will regret failure of joint ad sales plan

Refusal to work together risks serious damage to the UK newspaper ad market.

Telegraph pulls out of talks in major blow to joint newspaper ad sales
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Telegraph pulls out of talks in major blow to joint newspaper ad sales

Telegraph Media Group has pulled out of the UK newspaper industry's efforts to set up a joint ad sales house in a potentially decisive blow to the initiative.

McCall is a safe choice to pilot ITV through turbulence
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McCall is a safe choice to pilot ITV through turbulence

Carolyn McCall, ITV's new chief executive, proved the doubters wrong at easyJet but the TV ad recession could persist into next year.

Channel 4 warns 'no end in sight' to ad recession as it dips into cash reserve
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Channel 4 warns 'no end in sight' to ad recession as it dips into cash reserve

Channel 4 dipped into its cash reserves last year because the ad market slumped after Brexit and warned there is "no end in sight" to the current TV ad recession.

Openreach drops BT name in 'small but symbolic' rebrand
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Openreach drops BT name in 'small but symbolic' rebrand

Openreach has ditched the BT name from its logo in a no-frills rebrand to reflect the broadband wholesaler's enforced separation from its parent company.

ITV's CEO search is gambling on candidates with stock market experience
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ITV's CEO search is gambling on candidates with stock market experience

ITV's search for a new chief executive has raised questions because of the board's focus on candidates who have run companies on the stock market.

Would Fox owning 100% of Sky benefit advertisers?
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Would Fox owning 100% of Sky benefit advertisers?

The proposed acquisition could yet be referred to the competition watchdog, Gideon Spanier writes.

Hearts & Science chief wields baton of change
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Hearts & Science chief wields baton of change

Scott Hagedorn, founder of the Omnicom shop, believes media agencies need to act as the conductor to orchestrate the complex relationship between creative, data, CRM and technology.

Publicis rebrands Mediavest as Spark Foundry to foster 'start-up spirit'
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Publicis rebrands Mediavest as Spark Foundry to foster 'start-up spirit'

Publicis Media is to rebrand Mediavest Spark as Spark Foundry as one of the world's oldest media agencies seeks to broaden its range of services and foster a "start-up spirit".

Women lead way as Media Week 30 Under 30 2017 unveiled
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Women lead way as Media Week 30 Under 30 2017 unveiled

Women dominate Campaign's Media Week 30 Under 30 2017 in partnership with Shortlist Media.

Consultancies can't just 'buy culture', Sorrell says
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Consultancies can't just 'buy culture', Sorrell says

Sir Martin Sorrell has described consultancy groups buying creative agencies as "a bit strange" and questioned if they can "buy culture".

Havas UK set to lose five senior media executives
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Havas UK set to lose five senior media executives

Havas' UK media operation is facing an exodus of talent as five senior executives are set to depart.

Still feeling love for TV as online seeks inspiration
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Still feeling love for TV as online seeks inspiration

Broadcast TV's obituary has been written many times before and been proven wrong. TV is still the prime entertainment medium of our age.

Media agencies face 'big bang' moment
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Media agencies face 'big bang' moment

The media industry is battling to reinvent itself in response to a changing market, Gideon Spanier writes

Critics claim Fox's takeover of Sky is 'threat to advertisers'
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Critics claim Fox's takeover of Sky is 'threat to advertisers'

ISBA has warned 21st Century Fox's takeover of Sky represents a potential "threat to advertisers" and welcomed news that culture secretary Karen Bradley is "minded" to launch a competition investigation.

Does the Cannes Lions festival need a major rethink?
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Does the Cannes Lions festival need a major rethink?

Has the ever-expanding carnival of creativity lost sight of its roots, Gideon Spanier asks.

Legacy ad groups are looking small in a digital world
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Legacy ad groups are looking small in a digital world

All the big six ad groups suddenly look small in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Dentsu Aegis hires Nick Brien to replace Nigel Morris as Americas CEO
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Dentsu Aegis hires Nick Brien to replace Nigel Morris as Americas CEO

Nick Brien will become the agency's chief executive of the Americas and U.S. business, while his predecessor earns a promotion.

MediaCom scoops €875m media account for Peugeot-Citroen owner PSA Group
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MediaCom scoops €875m media account for Peugeot-Citroen owner PSA Group

MediaCom has won the estimated €875m (£773m) global media account for PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen.

Making media fun again: why we must free our industry from outdated models
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1 Making media fun again: why we must free our industry from outdated models

The industry needs an audience-first media revolution that balances brand and outcomes, writes Mindshare's global chief executive.

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