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Richard Desmond prepares for a new chapter

Richard Desmond prepares for a new chapter

Now that Channel 5 has found a new home and his autobiography is released, for the first time in his life the colourful media mogul has time to reflect.

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Campaign Viral Chart: YouTube's video celebrating marriage equality hits top spot

Campaign Viral Chart: YouTube's video celebrating marriage equality hits top spot

A video by YouTube of people telling their loved ones that they are gay, has taken the top spot in this week's chart.

 
 
Cosmopolitan names Farrah Storr as new editor

Cosmopolitan names Farrah Storr as new editor

Farrah Storr, the editor of Women's Health, has been named as the new editor at Cosmopolitan.

 
 
Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business

Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business

A spokesman for Virgin Trains has said "Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business", putting halt to Campaign's story it was reviewing the account, handled by Manning Gottlieb OMD.

 
 
TVPlayer to launch subscription service

TVPlayer to launch subscription service

TVPlayer, the live TV streaming service, is to launch a subscription service called TVPlayer Plus.

 
 
Beacons installed on 500 London buses by Exterion Media

Beacons installed on 500 London buses by Exterion Media

The technology will allow brands to deliver contextual messages through their own apps to commuters.

 
 
Havas Media wins Ubisoft's £16m media business

Havas Media wins Ubisoft's £16m media business

Havas Media has won the £16 million media planning and buying business for interactive entertainment firm Ubisoft, previously handled by Maxus.

 
 
Blackett and Viner named among Radio 4 Woman's Hour Power List

Blackett and Viner named among Radio 4 Woman's Hour Power List

BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour has named Karen Blackett, the UK chief executive of MediaCom, to its Power List of top 10 influencers.

 
 
London Evening Standard reports £1.4m trading profit

London Evening Standard reports £1.4m trading profit

The London Evening Standard, the capital's free evening news brand, has posted its third consecutive year of profit, to £1.4 million, greeted by its chief executive as "something to be celebrated".

 
 
UKTV's Alibi launches rebrand with giant skull on London South Bank

UKTV's Alibi launches rebrand with giant skull on London South Bank

Alibi, the UKTV pay TV crime channel, is promoting its rebrand with a two-metre high replica of a human skull, which appeared this morning on London's South Bank.

 
 
One in seven Brits using ad blockers online, says YouGov

One in seven Brits using ad blockers online, says YouGov

Fifteen per cent of Brits online are using ad blockers because they find the spots "interruptive or annoying," according to a report by YouGov.

 
 
Watch: Clear Channel's William Eccleshare on outdoor innovation

Watch: Clear Channel's William Eccleshare on outdoor innovation

William Eccleshare, the chairman and chief executive officer of Clear Channel International, spoke to Maisie McCabe in Cannes last week about the most innovative market for outdoor advertising.

 
 
Watch: MediaCom's Stephen Allan on how the media landscape will change

Watch: MediaCom's Stephen Allan on how the media landscape will change

Stephen Allan, global CEO, MediaCom talked to Campaign global editor-in-chief Claire Beale in Cannes about the shifting media landscape. Watch parts one and two of his interview below.

 
 
The Independent halves annual losses to £4.6m

The Independent halves annual losses to £4.6m

The Independent has halved its trading loss in its last financial year, attributed to increased revenues generated by its digital operation and offshoot i, and cost-savings in production.

 
 
Campaign Big Awards entry deadline extended

Campaign Big Awards entry deadline extended

The Campaign Big Awards has extended its deadline for entries to Wednesday 8 July due to popular demand.

 
 
Harper's Bazaar UK issue to feature Samsung branded content

Harper's Bazaar UK issue to feature Samsung branded content

Samsung branded content, in the form of a smartphone, is to feature on the front of the August issue of Harper's Bazaar UK.

 
 
'Shame is a commodity': Full text of Monica Lewinsky's speech at Cannes

'Shame is a commodity': Full text of Monica Lewinsky's speech at Cannes

Monica Lewinsky has warned against public shaming in a passionate speech at last week's International Festival of Creativity in Cannes.

 
 
WPP named Holding Company of the Year at Cannes

WPP named Holding Company of the Year at Cannes

WPP has been named the Holding Company of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the fifth consecutive year.

 
 
Cannes 2015: Highlights from the Campaign beach party

Cannes 2015: Highlights from the Campaign beach party

Campaign once again took over the Carlton Beach in Cannes for its annual party.

 
 

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Things we like: Sky investing in kids

Things we like: Sky investing in kids

Sky is to release a dedicated kids app as it continues to develop its children's offering.

 
 

Media Analysis

Cannes hosts marriage of old and new media

Cannes hosts marriage of old and new media

Amid the bravado and one-upmanship along the Croisette, the Daily Mail and Snapchat stole the show.

 
 
Pinterest expands into e-commerce territory

Pinterest expands into e-commerce territory

The buyable pin function feels like a natural next step for the site and could transform online shopping.

 
 
Media360 offers key lessons in innovation

Media360 offers key lessons in innovation

Speakers gave their take on what innovation means to their company at this year's two-day gathering. By Arif Durrani.

 
 
The end of the magazine business as we know it

The end of the magazine business as we know it

Magazine publishers finally feel optimistic and see growth on the horizon, as the PPA Festival showed. By Arif Durrani.

 
 
Brands set to benefit from evolving agencies

Brands set to benefit from evolving agencies

Clients are the ultimate winners as media agencies recruit talent to extend their scope of work, Angus Peterson writes.

 
 
Route's 'Mary Meeker' study reignites debate

Route's 'Mary Meeker' study reignites debate

Do the findings, which suggest some media get more than their fair share of adspend, bear scrutiny? By Arif Durrani.

 
 
How data is music to Snow Patrol's ears

How data is music to Snow Patrol's ears

The band run their own music publishing house, which uses data to increase artist payments and inform decisions such as where to tour and what songs to play. Kate Magee asks Jonny Quinn how it works.

 
 
Viacom seeks security in Sky Media/C5 deal

Viacom seeks security in Sky Media/C5 deal

With Sky Media running sales, Channel 5 should be able to put the Omnicom stand-off behind it, Arif Durrani writes.

 
 

Media Opinion

Digital advertising needs to confront issues of trust

Digital advertising needs to confront issues of trust

It was not long before talk in Cannes last week turned to the small matter of the $25 billion media business up for grabs in a series of global account reviews.

 
 
Music to adland's ears

Music to adland's ears

"I think there needs to be a meeting to set an agenda for more meetings about meetings" - Jonah Goldberg.

 
 
You're not a planner, you're a lawyer

You're not a planner, you're a lawyer

In June, Google Firestarters invited seven planners to talk about the most useful thing they had learned in their careers.

 
 
Isn't a career what you make of it?

Isn't a career what you make of it?

Hey, moneymakers, leave the kids alone.

 
 
Dave Trott

SINE QUA NON

 
 
 
Dave Trott

THINKING LIKE A PARROT

 
 
 
NABS

King of Ping: A Pizza the Action

 
 
 
Lorelei Mathias

New Lines for London Underground

 
 
 
Lorelei Mathias

OLI AND JOSIE WIN AT CANNES

 
 
 
Dave Trott

JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS

 
 
 

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