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Hipperson on mission to give Weve a clear direction

Hipperson on mission to give Weve a clear direction

The interim chief executive of the mobile joint venture isn't afraid to admit the offering needs clarity, David Benady writes.

Media News

Channel 4 expands interactive ads to mobile

Channel 4 expands interactive ads to mobile

Channel 4 has expanded its interactive ad formats to tablet and mobile devices.

 
 
DMG names Charlie Cox as Metro MD

DMG names Charlie Cox as Metro MD

DMG Media has appointed Charlie Cox as the managing director of Metro Newspapers, which sees him replace Steve ­Auckland.

 
 
OMD retains Eurotunnel media business

OMD retains Eurotunnel media business

OMD has retained the pan-European media business for Eurotunnel, the owner of the Channel Tunnel and the accompanying rail service, ending a 260 day pitch process.

 
 
YouTube's Susan Wojcicki hints at ad-free subscription service

YouTube's Susan Wojcicki hints at ad-free subscription service

Google's YouTube is in the early stages of developing an advertising-free subscription service for online video, according to chief executive Susan Wojcicki.

 
 
HSBC launches Anyone's Game golf campaign

HSBC launches Anyone's Game golf campaign

HSBC presents golf without the elitism in a campaign to mark its sponsorship of the game.

 
 
The Radio Advertising Bureau hires Lucy Barrett

The Radio Advertising Bureau hires Lucy Barrett

The Radio Advertising Bureau has hired Lucy Barrett, the communications director at JWT, as client director.

 
 
MEC wins The Gym Group media account

MEC wins The Gym Group media account

The Gym Group, the budget gym operator, has appointed MEC as its media agency.

 
 
Tiffany & Co hires MEC for $100m global media

Tiffany & Co hires MEC for $100m global media

Tiffany & Co has appointed MEC to its $100 million (£62 million) media planning and buying account, following a competitive pitch.

 
 
Enjoyed getting an hour back on Sunday? You'll get years back if you stop smoking, says charity

Enjoyed getting an hour back on Sunday? You'll get years back if you stop smoking, says charity

Quit, the anti-smoking charity, shows people how much longer they would live if they gave up the habit in a campaign to coincide with the end of British Summer Time.

 
 
BSkyB chief Jeremy Darroch's pay slumps by 70%

BSkyB chief Jeremy Darroch's pay slumps by 70%

Jeremy Darroch, the chief executive of BSkyB, took home £4.9 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2014, less than a third of the £17 million he was paid a year earlier.

 
 
GMG chief Andrew Miller calls on 'dominant' BBC to share content with competitors

GMG chief Andrew Miller calls on 'dominant' BBC to share content with competitors

Andrew Miller, the chief executive of Guardian Media Group, has urged the BBC to allow newspapers access to raw news feeds and to tap into its back catalogue.

 
 
Testicular cancer awareness campaign launches comedy show

Testicular cancer awareness campaign launches comedy show

Check One Two, the testicular cancer awareness campaign, is launching a comedy show airing tonight on Channel 4, as part of its commitment to beat cancer.

 
 
Adspeak and eyeballs make it into the Collins English Dictionary

Adspeak and eyeballs make it into the Collins English Dictionary

Adspeak, the term for the language used by advertisers, has been recognised in the latest edition of the Collins English Dictionary, among a host of words used in the industry.

 
 
Rajar Q3 2014: Heart London breakfast crashes into sixth place

Rajar Q3 2014: Heart London breakfast crashes into sixth place

London's commercial radio stations have taken a pummelling to their weekly audience figures, with the big four all shedding listeners year on year and Heart's breakfast show sliding to sixth place.

 
 
Rajar Q3 2014: Real stations keep Heart beating above 9m

Rajar Q3 2014: Real stations keep Heart beating above 9m

Heart has been keeping a tight grip on its nine million weekly listeners, according to the latest Rajar radio audience figures.

 
 
Rush departs MEC for Mail Online position

Rush departs MEC for Mail Online position

Mail Online has appointed Clare Rush, the managing partner of commercials and joint head of investment at MEC, as its deputy chief revenue officer at Mail Online UK and rest of the world.

 
 
IPA 'concerned' by outcome of Telefónica's media review

IPA 'concerned' by outcome of Telefónica's media review

The IPA has voiced concerns after Telefónica reversed its appointment of Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia and hired Havas to handle its £200 million European media account after a process estimated to have cost agencies $4 million (£2.5 million).

 
 
Hotpoint sponsors Good Food Channel

Hotpoint sponsors Good Food Channel

Hotpoint Appliances is sponsoring the Good Food Channel's World of Flavour strand in a six-figure deal, with idents running until September next year.

 
 

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Things we like: MTV promoting safer sex

Things we like: MTV promoting safer sex

There is, by any measure, far too much twerking taking place in the music industry right now. So credit to MTV for extending its partnership with Durex to promote the message of empowerment and safer sex at this year s MTV Europe Music Awards taking ...

 
 

Media Analysis

Earning time: the new age of paid and social

Earning time: the new age of paid and social

Active participation in social media resonates across channels, saves you money and will make you relevant.

 
 
All I want for Christmas is a mobile masterpiece

All I want for Christmas is a mobile masterpiece

The creative bar must be raised if mobile is to deliver a truly great campaign this December, Greg Grimmer argues.

 
 
Getting the BBC musical stars aligned

Getting the BBC musical stars aligned

Joe De Souza and Sam Walker reveal the huge logistic effort behind their spot for BBC Music and Children in Need.

 
 
It was the press wot won it for the 'No' vote

It was the press wot won it for the 'No' vote

News UK's leader thinks the result of the Scottish referendum shows the enduring power of the press. By Arif Durrani.

 
 
Media awards herald era of creative bravery

Media awards herald era of creative bravery

Bruce Daisley, who co-chaired the 2014 Media Week Awards judging, reflects on three months of hard graft and inspiration

 
 
Facebook takes on YouTube's video dominance

Facebook takes on YouTube's video dominance

The social network's regional director of UK and Ireland tells Arif Durrani why it is a force to be reckoned with in digital video.

 
 
Publishers keep tabs on Google's latest skirmish

Publishers keep tabs on Google's latest skirmish

Could the tech company's escalating wrangle with German newspapers impact the UK industry, David Benady asks.

 
 
Opportunities for brands as VoD sector evolves

Opportunities for brands as VoD sector evolves

Nigel Walley thinks there is room for ads in pay-TV set-top boxes, while TV VoD should be sold separately in ad deals.

 
 

Media Opinion

Why the days of Mail Online could well be numbered

Why the days of Mail Online could well be numbered

At the start of the year, I was advised by a senior press leader to "keep my eyes on Northcliffe House" - words that have served me well in 2014.

 
 
All eyes on the next billion smartphones

All eyes on the next billion smartphones

Big news from the Ig Nobel Prizes this year as one winner explains why banana skins are slippery.

 
 
My sensors detect an Internet of Stupid Things

My sensors detect an Internet of Stupid Things

I blame Tony Fadell. If the superstar Apple engineer hadn't left to build an Internet of Things business (Fadell being the guy who led the original iPod team and then helped Steve Jobs build something called the iPhone), we wouldn't be in this mess.

 
 
With momentum and now money behind it, the Vice hype needs to be believed

With momentum and now money behind it, the Vice hype needs to be believed

The bristling excitement among the young masses milling into an East London church as dusk fell was palpable - it had all the hallmarks of a cult, but was in fact a clarion call for advertisers.

 
 
Dave Trott

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND SURVIVING

 
 
 
Jonathan Staines

RETAIL THERAPY

 
 
 
Andy Nairn

Nice one.

 
 
 
NABS

NABS Tuesday Club Talk with Sir Martin Sorrell

 
 
 
Dave Trott

DEFINITELY NOT MEADIOCRE

 
 
 
Jonathan Akwue

What Can We Learn From Thorne Travel

 
 
 

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