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Standard on track for profit boost

Standard on track for profit boost

ESI Media's group chief executive, Steve Auckland, has made his presence felt during his first few months, but the tough northerner has his eyes on a significant milestone.

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Northern & Shell promotes Chris Kelly to replace Jane Putley

Northern & Shell promotes Chris Kelly to replace Jane Putley

Northern & Shell, which publishes OK! Magazine and the Daily Express, has promoted Chris Kelly to head of print, replacing Jane Putley who is leaving in June to join News UK as head of news.

 
 
Johnson & Johnson reviews global media

Johnson & Johnson reviews global media

Johnson & Johnson has called a global review of its media planning and buying business, putting GroupM's Primus on alert in the UK.

 
 
From window to shop: YouTube woos brands with ecommerce plans

From window to shop: YouTube woos brands with ecommerce plans

YouTube, with its ever-expanding array of content, massive appeal and universally-accessible platform, is almost certainly a step closer to being the television of the future than whatever most of us are watching on our TV sets.

 
 
TfL pledges to 'up its game' on digital ad revenue

TfL pledges to 'up its game' on digital ad revenue

Transport for London is increasing the ad space available on its website as part of plans to grow revenue from its commercial estate.

 
 
Procter & Gamble YouTube video banned

Procter & Gamble YouTube video banned

The ad watchdog has banned a Procter & Gamble YouTube video that featured a model vlogger, for not being easily identifiable as marketing communication.

 
 
Tango returns to advertising after two years with off-brand TV ad

Tango returns to advertising after two years with off-brand TV ad

Tango has returned to advertising after a two-year hiatus on Saturday with a deliberately sappy and off-brand TV spot.

 
 
Pimm's launches weather activated OOH campaign

Pimm's launches weather activated OOH campaign

Diageo, the drinks giant, has launched a digital out-of-home campaign for Pimm's, which will activate when the weather reaches a temperature of 21 degrees.

 
 
Why D&AD's first Black Pencil for Radio in 32 years is significant

Why D&AD's first Black Pencil for Radio in 32 years is significant

Last week's Black Pencil was important because it is a rare example of what can be done with radio, a medium not often taken seriously creatively.

 
 
Managing director Paul Hayes to leave News UK after 15 years

Managing director Paul Hayes to leave News UK after 15 years

Paul Hayes, the managing director, commercial of News UK, is leaving the publisher of The Times and The Sun after 15 years.

 
 
Vizeum on alert as 21st Century Fox review includes £150m European media

Vizeum on alert as 21st Century Fox review includes £150m European media

Twenty-First Century Fox, the film and home entertainment company, is including its £150 million European media planning and buying duties in a complete overhaul of its global media strategy.

 
 
Trinity Mirror considers appeal of £1.2m phone-hacking charges

Trinity Mirror considers appeal of £1.2m phone-hacking charges

Trinity Mirror is considering an appeal after a High Court judge ordered the publisher to pay "very substantial" damages to celebrities Sadie Frost, Paul Gascoigne and others for phone-hacking.

 
 
Digital Cinema Media launches inaugural industry awards

Digital Cinema Media launches inaugural industry awards

Digital Cinema Media has launched an awards scheme to recognise the best in cinema advertising over the past year, across five categories.

 
 
Blinkx losses sound alarm bells for those in online advertising

Blinkx losses sound alarm bells for those in online advertising

News that Blinkx, the video advertising company, posted a pre-tax loss of $25 million this week for the year to the end of March 2015, should raise alarm bells for those in the online advertising business.

 
 
MEC appoints first head of programmatic strategy

MEC appoints first head of programmatic strategy

MEC has appointed Martin Beauchamp, a solutions engineer at AppNexus, as its first head of programmatic strategy.

 
 
M/SIX aims to future-proof with programmatic buying approach

M/SIX aims to future-proof with programmatic buying approach

M/SIX is launching a programme to work on new ways to develop programmatic buying.

 
 
UTV to create broadcast centre for new channels

UTV to create broadcast centre for new channels

UTV Media, the owner of TalkSport, is creating a new broadcast centre as part of plans to launch four new national radio stations at the beginning of next year.

 
 
Life after Mad Men: Rise of the holding company

Life after Mad Men: Rise of the holding company

The scale of your resources pales in significance to the power of your ideas.

 
 
Viacom launches commercial innovation group

Viacom launches commercial innovation group

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), home to MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Channel 5, has formed a commercial innovation group to help advertisers create customised, content-led digital and social campaigns.

 
 

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Things we like: Boots, the FT and Trinity Mirror roadshows

Things we like: Boots, the FT and Trinity Mirror roadshows

Boots and Netmums tie-up Some partnerships just instinctively feel right, as is the case with Boots and the parenting site Netmums. The six-figure deal, brokered by OMD, was marked this week with a campaign designed to drive awareness of Boots bab...

 
 

Media Analysis

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.

 
 
How brands are tapping into the power of where

How brands are tapping into the power of where

The rich data now being generated by mobile devices is taking location marketing to a whole new level, Nigel Clarkson says.

 
 
Easter sun shines light on hot outdoor sector

Easter sun shines light on hot outdoor sector

Out-of-home interactions increase during big sporting events and holidays. Brands can utilise this, Nick Mawditt writes.

 
 
Why this is the best time to be at a media agency

Why this is the best time to be at a media agency

Josh Krichefski responds to some of the criticisms and questions that have been directed at media agencies recently.

 
 
How brands can harness influence of Gen-narrators

How brands can harness influence of Gen-narrators

An Economist study has identified a sub-group of millennials who could be effective brand advocates, Arif Durrani writes.

 
 
How does it feel to win an Oscar?

How does it feel to win an Oscar?

A golden statuette must be high on the list of those who work in the creative industries. RSA Films' Mat Kirkby and James Lucas tell Kate Magee about theirs.

 
 
The Guardian's revival under Andrew Miller

The Guardian's revival under Andrew Miller

As Guardian Media Group's chief executive prepares to step down, he tells Arif Durrani about the challenges of steering a "powder keg of a business" and how the 'open' strategy is working.

 
 

Media Opinion

Dentsu makes land-grab in content marketing war

Dentsu makes land-grab in content marketing war

As armies form and battle lines are drawn in HBO's Game Of Thrones, you get the sense of inevitability of the wars to come. And so it is in the world of consolidating marketing groups.

 
 
The BBC needs to brace itself for a rough ride ahead

The BBC needs to brace itself for a rough ride ahead

Newspaper editors are gearing up for their next populist clash after the general election: the battle over the fate of the BBC.

 
 
Is digital audio the next big thing for UK advertisers?

Is digital audio the next big thing for UK advertisers?

What do you think about the digital audio boom? Didn t know this area was booming? Well, no wonder. It isn t. At least not in terms of UK adspend. And yet, over the pond, digital audio has both brands and media owners in a tizzy. Digital audio spend ...

 
 
Are we two nations now?

Are we two nations now?

"I want to bring our country together, our United Kingdom together... to reclaim a mantle that we should never have lost: the mantle of one nation, one United Kingdom."

 
 
Nick Jefferson

They Seek Him Here. They Seek Him There.

 
 
 
Dave Trott

ADVERTISING IS BOLLOCKS

 
 
 
Lorelei Mathias

LONDON AS IT COULD BE NOW

 
 
 
NABS

International Coaching Week

 
 
 
Lorelei Mathias

OF SOIL, WATER AND NOMINATIVE DETERMINISM

 
 
 
Dave Trott

STONE DAFT

 
 
 

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