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YouTube's Robert Kyncl targets $220bn video ad market

YouTube's Robert Kyncl targets $220bn video ad market

The video platform's content and business operations chief tells David Benady why its ad offering should entice agencies.

Media News

Campaign Big Awards: video

Campaign Big Awards: video

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO's Ian Pearman and Forsman & Bodenfors' Björn Engström reflect on a successful night at the Campaign Big Awards on Wednesday evening.

 
 
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.

 
 
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).

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 

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Things we like: C4 raising £14.5 million

Things we like: C4 raising £14.5 million

Channel 4 s Stand Up To Cancer telethon for Cancer Research UK smashed all expectations, raising more than 14.5 million since the 17 October event. Davina McCall (pictured), Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen hosted a star-studded evening to raise ...

 
 

Media Analysis

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.

 
 
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.

 
 

Media Opinion

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.

 
 
How smart are smart systems?

How smart are smart systems?

Walking down one of Hampstead's bijou roads recently, I noticed a woman leaning out of an upstairs window explaining to a man at the door that her "smart" lock had locked her inside and asking him to try different ways to open the door.

 
 
Stop lamenting the heady days of media - we need to change with the times

Stop lamenting the heady days of media - we need to change with the times

Many seasoned protagonists often bemoan the lack of personalities in our media business today, but such a perspective misses the point. The first flush of media agencies in the 80s were the heady days of "media", when the most important accolades ...

 
 
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 ...

 
 
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

 
 
 
NABS

Fast Forward 2014 – Storytelling

 
 
 

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