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How James Connelly became a mobile multimillionaire

How James Connelly became a mobile multimillionaire

It wasn't so long ago that James Connelly was cold-calling potential clients from the directory. Now he is celebrating the big-money sale of his business, Fetch, to Dentsu Aegis Network. Arif Durrani reports

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BBC plots £18m media consolidation

BBC plots £18m media consolidation

The BBC has expanded plans to review its £5 million media account to include the planning and buying business for BBC Orchestras, BBC Worldwide, World Service and Global News.

 
 
Hearst launches Good Housekeeping Institute online

Hearst launches Good Housekeeping Institute online

Hearst magazines has launched the first stand-alone digital product for the Good Housekeeping brand, Good Housekeeping Institute online, which will feature product reviews.

 
 
'Customers will pay for digital content' as subscribers reach 225,000, says The Sun editor

'Customers will pay for digital content' as subscribers reach 225,000, says The Sun editor

The Sun, News UK's tabloid, has reported its number of digital subscribers has more than doubled to almost 250,000, less than 15 months after erecting a paywall around its content.

 
 
Samsung becomes first Our Story sponsor on Snapchat

Samsung becomes first Our Story sponsor on Snapchat

Snapchat, the mobile app that lets users share photos and videos, allowed advertising on its Our Story feature for the first time over the weekend.

 
 
ITV appoints Paul Sumners for new trading role

ITV appoints Paul Sumners for new trading role

ITV Commercial has hired Paul Sumners, a partner at Mans Media, as the trading controller for business development, a new post at the broadcaster.

 
 
7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

7Up Free, the sugar free lemon and lime fizzy drink owned by PepsiCo, is launching a global campaign featuring people with quirky interests, like urban knitting.

 
 
Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

Havas board approves Bolloré takeover

The Havas board has approved the Bolloré Group's attempt to buy a controlling stake in the company.

 
 
Hearst promotes Ella Dolphin to group commercial director

Hearst promotes Ella Dolphin to group commercial director

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Ella Dolphin to the newly created role of group commercial director.

 
 
Zurich launches snowmen cinema campaign across Europe

Zurich launches snowmen cinema campaign across Europe

Zurich is today launching a Europe-wide cinema and online campaign showing the insurer's employees going to great lengths to protect some snowmen.

 
 
Sainsbury's calls £60 million media review

Sainsbury's calls £60 million media review

Sainsbury's has started a review of its £60 million media planning and buying business, handled by PHD for 19 years.

 
 
Cinema ads eight times more effective at making brands stand out than TV, says DCM

Cinema ads eight times more effective at making brands stand out than TV, says DCM

Ads shown in cinemas have more of an impact on the audience compared with those watching TV, according to research by Digital Cinema Media (DCM).

 
 
King backs new Candy Crush game with global ad push

King backs new Candy Crush game with global ad push

King Digital Entertainment has launched a global ad campaign to promote its new game Candy Crush Soda Saga.

 
 
In pictures: Campaign Media Awards 2014

In pictures: Campaign Media Awards 2014

More than 550 leaders from media agencies, media owners and advertisers celebrated creativity in the media business at the Campaign Media Awards, held at the London Hilton on Wednesday 19 October.

 
 
Gala Interactive appoints The7stars to £6m media account

Gala Interactive appoints The7stars to £6m media account

Gala Interactive, part of Gala Coral Group, has appointed The7stars to its £5.7 million media planning and buying account after a competitive pitch.

 
 
Media pioneer Ray Morgan dies aged 82

Media pioneer Ray Morgan dies aged 82

Ray Morgan, one of the most influential figures in the professionalisation of media planning and buying, has died aged 82.

 
 
Justin Gibbons quits Arena for Enter

Justin Gibbons quits Arena for Enter

Justin Gibbons, the creative director at Arena, has joined Enter as a strategy partner.

 
 
MediaCom grabs top Campaign Media prize

MediaCom grabs top Campaign Media prize

MediaCom picked up the Grand Prix at the Campaign Media Awards on Wednesday night after winning in three categories.

 
 
Coronation Street plans live episode to celebrate 60 years of ITV

Coronation Street plans live episode to celebrate 60 years of ITV

Coronation Street, the Manchester soap, is planning to broadcast a live episode to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ITV, the UK's largest commercial broadcaster, in 2015.

 
 

Things We Like 

Things we like: Sunday Times' Waitrose ad, Nick Milligan golf day, Radio's award

Things we like: Sunday Times' Waitrose ad, Nick Milligan golf day, Radio's award

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 19 November, and one thing we didn't...

 
 

Media Analysis

Mindshare's Huddle 2014 widens media horizons

Mindshare's Huddle 2014 widens media horizons

From creativity of the human brain to a sports brand launch, the key word at the event is collaboration. By David Benady.

 
 
ITV impresses investors to top TV sales survey

ITV impresses investors to top TV sales survey

An all-round performance sees the ITV sales team top this year's commercial TV broadcaster rankings, while the deal-makers at Channel 5 are honourable runners-up, Maisie McCabe writes.

 
 
Innovation and creativity to inspire OMD transition

Innovation and creativity to inspire OMD transition

The agency recently threw open its doors to leaders in tech and media as it begins to redefine its offer, Ed Owen reports.

 
 
Is transparency still a concern for advertisers?

Is transparency still a concern for advertisers?

Agency trading desks remain an issue for many clients, but are their fears misplaced? Arif Durrani investigates.

 
 
YouView adds Netflix and Sky Sports to its armoury

YouView adds Netflix and Sky Sports to its armoury

The Netflix tie-up and arrival of Sky Sports take the service closer to its goal of ten million homes, David Benady writes

 
 
Simple shopping: the key to the mother lode

Simple shopping: the key to the mother lode

Supermarkets must personalise the shopping experience for busy mums if they want to ensure loyalty. By Steve Parker.

 
 
Facebook app plans will test publishers' resolve

Facebook app plans will test publishers' resolve

Publishers must decide whether they want to play ball with the social network's content plans, David Benady writes.

 
 
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.

 
 

Media Opinion

As the business changes, know what you stand for

As the business changes, know what you stand for

Waking up to Bob Geldof asking for money, again, has made me a tad nostalgic this week, and highlighted the power that comes from having a clear mission.

 
 
Technology cannot win the battle for hearts and minds

Technology cannot win the battle for hearts and minds

I was struck by a comment on Radio 4's Hidden Histories Of The Information Age: "The weakness of modern strategy is that it is too reliant on technology - the triumph of accuracy of outputs with no impact on outcomes."

 
 
Tech viewpoint on mobile post-production

Tech viewpoint on mobile post-production

Marketing is in a golden age of content creation. Apps are smarter, devices are more powerful and people have unlocked their dormant storytelling capabilities through a world littered with creative platforms. We re moving into the era of polished c...

 
 
Global and local share top billing in the ideal structure

Global and local share top billing in the ideal structure

There are no ideal global company structures, but we are seeing some interesting experiments and changes under way.

 
 
Dave Trott

IF YOU CAN’T STOP IT, STEER IT

 
 
 
Lol and Nat

FROM TEA TO BISCUITS… AND DAVE DYE’S FIRST BOOK

 
 
 
Dave Trott

THE BEST BOOKS ARE THE ONES YOU ACTUALLY READ

 
 
 
Dave Trott

DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

 
 
 
Tara Beard-Knowland

Did you see? Did you hear?

 
 
 
Dave Trott

WHAT DO YOU USE FOR FUEL?

 
 
 

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