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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.

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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.

 
 
UKTV backs on-demand service with animated campaign

UKTV backs on-demand service with animated campaign

UKTV is supporting the launch of UKTV Play, its new video-on-demand service, with an animated campaign.

 
 
Johnston Press appoints BBC's Terry McGrath as brand director

Johnston Press appoints BBC's Terry McGrath as brand director

Johnston Press has appointed the BBC marketer Terry McGrath to the newly created role of senior director of brand and product marketing.

 
 
Publishers name date for audience measurement RFP

Publishers name date for audience measurement RFP

Timings of the review of audience measurement for published media brands have been announced, with the aim of introducing a new system by early 2016.

 
 
Currys PC World launches brand campaign ahead of Christmas

Currys PC World launches brand campaign ahead of Christmas

Currys PC World is launching a brand campaign ahead of the Christmas season with the strapline "we start with you".

 
 
Philips launches juicer video campaign with Louis Smith

Philips launches juicer video campaign with Louis Smith

Philips is unveiling an online campaign starring the Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, aimed at encouraging people to ditch bottled juice in favour of making fresh juices at home.

 
 
ZenithOptimedia loses £200m O2 business to Havas Media without a pitch

ZenithOptimedia loses £200m O2 business to Havas Media without a pitch

Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia's estimated £200 million European media business for O2, including the £50 million account in the UK, has been snatched away from them, following an intervention from Havas Media stakeholder and Vivendi chairman, Vin...

 
 
Condé Nast to launch Ars Technica in UK

Condé Nast to launch Ars Technica in UK

Ars Technica, the US technology news site owned by Condé Nast, is to launch in the UK next spring.

 
 
Doctor Who online game gets kids coding

Doctor Who online game gets kids coding

The BBC has created an online 'Doctor Who' game called 'The Doctor and the Dalek' to encourage children to get into coding.

 
 
Bob Wootton: 7 things I learned at the Wired conference

Bob Wootton: 7 things I learned at the Wired conference

Quantum technologies, biotech and hackers: ISBA's director of media and advertising, Bob Wootton, gives his key takeouts from last week's Wired conference.

 
 
Vice News to expand into seven countries

Vice News to expand into seven countries

Vice News, the digital news channel by Vice Media, is set to expand into seven further global markets over the next six months.

 
 
Blinkbox readies campaign to promote its cinema links

Blinkbox readies campaign to promote its cinema links

Blinkbox, Tesco's answer to LoveFilm and Netflix, is preparing to release a brand campaign that it hopes will establish it as the home of the latest blockbusters.

 
 
Haig Club launches David Beckham ad

Haig Club launches David Beckham ad

Haig Club, the Diageo-owned whisky brand, has released a TV ad that stars David Beckham and was directed by Guy Ritchie.

 
 
Taylor Swift drowns in kittens in Diet Coke campaign

Taylor Swift drowns in kittens in Diet Coke campaign

Taylor Swift gets lost in a sea of kittens in the latest TV campaign for Diet Coke.

 
 
Google UK ad revenues climb 17% to $1.6bn

Google UK ad revenues climb 17% to $1.6bn

Google has reported revenue of $1.6 billion (£1 billion) in the UK in the third quarter of 2014, up 17 per cent from the same period last year, as global revenues surged 20 per cent.

 
 
Mindshare names Neil Bruce as head of mobile

Mindshare names Neil Bruce as head of mobile

Mindshare has hired Somo's Neil Bruce as head of mobile, replacing James Chandler, who recently moved into a newly created role as global mobile director for Mindshare.

 
 
Q3 budgets show sustained growth

Q3 budgets show sustained growth

Marketing budgets continued to rise in the third quarter of 2014, marking two years of continuous growth, according to the latest IPA Bellwether Report.

 
 
Pattison takes top Maxus role

Pattison takes top Maxus role

Maxus has promoted Lindsay Pattison, the UK chief executive and global chief strategy officer, to global chief ex­ecutive, replacing Vikram Sakhuja.

 
 

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Things we like: ITV2 giving young people a shot at advertising

Things we like: ITV2 giving young people a shot at advertising

We all know the dangers of a one-dimensional workforce, so full credit to ITV2 for appointing Commercial Break to respond to a youth-focused brief. The not-for-profit organisation is challenging the traditional recruitment process by giving 18- to 24...

 
 

Media Analysis

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

 
 
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.

 
 
Jamie Oliver empire courts brands for content tie-ups

Jamie Oliver empire courts brands for content tie-ups

Brands are in talks about long-term partnerships with the chef's assets, such as his YouTube channels.

 
 
Founder's spirit will live on at Dennis, Tye insists

Founder's spirit will live on at Dennis, Tye insists

The publisher is continuing to grow the business - as well as trees - just as the late Felix Dennis would have wanted, its chief executive tells David Benady.

 
 
IPA's new initiative to highlight media value

IPA's new initiative to highlight media value

Business leaders recognise that they're not yet doing enough to target connected consumers. Arif Durrani investigates.

 
 
ITV banks on drama in new-season upfront

ITV banks on drama in new-season upfront

Agencies were left no clearer about the schedule gaps left by Champions League and Dancing On Ice. By Maisie McCabe.

 
 
NRS steps into future with focus on mobile

NRS steps into future with focus on mobile

The inclusion of mobile readership figures has shown the true reach of news and magazine brands, Arif Durrani writes.

 
 

Media Opinion

As the internet comes of age, it is up to agencies to really show their worth

As the internet comes of age, it is up to agencies to really show their worth

The celebration this week of ten years of the Internet Advertising Bureau's Engage conference serves as a reminder of just how fast the digital media landscape has developed.

 
 
Tech viewpoint on TV on command

Tech viewpoint on TV on command

In a recent Tech viewpoint, Rightster s Charlie Muirhead quite rightly pointed out that the "success of one channel needn t come at the expense of another". Shortly after this, we did some research that provided proof of his assertion. The numbers ...

 
 
Consumers will always find a way to game the system and break rules

Consumers will always find a way to game the system and break rules

Back in the summer (can you remember the summer?), I made time to read Evgeny Morozov s To Save Everything, Click Here and realised our sins will save us. Morozov is peeved about a lot of stuff, specifically innovation for the sake of it and, broad...

 
 
Tech viewpoint on privacy

Tech viewpoint on privacy

While we continue to argue over who s to blame for the celebrity nude photo leak, a vital question raised is: just how well do we know our technology? The hackers who found these photos are criminals in the same way a burglar is. But, as more and m...

 
 
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Dave Trott

DEFINITELY NOT MEADIOCRE

 
 
 
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Fast Forward 2014 – Storytelling

 
 
 
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Fast Forward 2014 – Ideas

 
 
 

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