Last year's attempts for a mega-merger of equals between Publicis Groupe and Omnicom collapsed because Maurice Lévy failed to show John Wren "sufficient respect", according to WPP's Martin Sorrell, who went on to talk retirement plans, Tesco and Dunn...
Xaxis, the programmatic media and technology company, has acquired ActionX, a mobile app and cross-screen ad business.
Samsung Home Appliances is to sponsor Channel 4, More 4 and UKTV's Good Food shows for one year in a seven-figure deal.
ZenithOptimedia has downgraded its global ad expenditure by 0.5 percentage points due to "severe economic problems" in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and a "slowdown" in China.
Reed.co.uk, the job site, has signed a deal to sponsor Channel 5 shows as part of its 'Love Mondays' campaign.
Twitter is on the hunt for its first consumer marketer in the UK as the company chases ambitious targets to once again double advertising revenues year on year, to surpass £180 million in 2015.
WPP's chief executive Martin Sorrell has made a significant change of tack in his stance to newspapers, suggesting they might not be over indexing in terms of advertising expenditure after all.
Sound Digital, a consortium of Arqiva, Bauer and UTV Media GB, has won its bid for a licence to operate a second national DAB multiplex in the UK.
Germanwings, the budget airline, has asked Transport for London to remove ads featuring the line "get ready to be surprised" from London tube stations, after one of its planes crashed into the Alps.
The Electoral Commission has launched an ad featuring the young stars of Gogglebox, the Channel 4 reality show, encouraging viewers to register to vote in the General Election.
Oxis Media, the radio business run by Donnach O'Driscoll, has bought the rights to offer the Jack FM brand across the UK and Europe.
The UK's press market has had another tough trading start to the year, with widespread falls in print circulations and advertising spend, as typified in a financial update by the Daily Mail & General Trust today.
Viacom, which owns Channel 5, will launch Spike, a new free-to-air channel featuring the full series of Breaking Bad, next month.
Grey's Nils Leonard has called for agencies to be more trusting and believe in the people they hire, at Advertising Week Europe in London yesterday.
ITV's Tom Bradby is used to setting The Agenda with his high octane topical TV programme, and his special edition for Advertising Week Europe yesterday lived up to the billing when guest Peter Oborne launched a scathing attack on the ad industry, and...
Ad agencies spend too much time creating the "perfect painting", promising what they think their clients want but then under delivering, according to Saatchi & Saatchi's Robert Senior.
Campaign's deputy features editor, James Swift, joins Gemma Charles and Charlotte McEleny, the deputy editor and digital editor of Marketing respectively, to run through the first day of Advertising Week Europe.
Delegates at Advertising Week Europe have voted in favour of bringing back the full service agency, following yesterday's session on the subject.
News UK's chief executive, Mike Darcey claimed "vindication" of the group's paywall strategy yesterday as total subscribers to the Times and Sunday Times passed 400,000 for the first time.
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Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 20 March, and one thing we didn't...
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.
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.
Short of driving around London lobbing grenades through the windows of media agencies, Magnus Djaba could hardly have provoked a more rage-filled response from those feeling under attack. "Patronising" and "smug" are among the more printable reacti...
The new app promises a targeted audience, but brands must utilise this opportunity with care, David Benady writes.
Programmatic selling and media value were central themes at the recent Newsworks Shift conference, Arif Durrani writes.
Recent deals suggest media agencies are taking content very seriously. Can they match the specialists, David Benady asks.
By putting the channel before the idea, media planners are not helping creative work reach the height of its potential, according to Magnus Djaba.
Will the broadcaster's appeal to brands and creatives deliver advertiser-funded TV ratings winners, Gurjit Degun asks.
During a hectic Advertising Week Europe, when many of adland's finest adopt multiple roles as hosts, interviewers and sector specialists on stage, there remains one person who regularly baffles and infuriates with his ability to juggle different and ...
TV debate row, Kitchengate - British politics continues to fail to treat people like adults.
Content is a growth industry. Speaking recently to The Sunday Times , ITV's Adam Crozier said: "The demand for content has never been higher. It's a $50 billion market globally, growing at 5-6 per cent a year. Whether you started life as a fixed tel...
This year's Advertising Week Europe event really is the most preposterous mix of media talent and outrageous grandstanding I've ever seen.
- Senior Creative Major Players £70000 - £80000 per annum, London
- Design Director createselect Up to £65k, London (Greater)
- Quant Researcher-Immediate Start-Saudi Arabia-c50k Tax Free Elizabeth Norman International £40000 - £50000 per annum + Tax free and travel, Saudi Arabia
- Senior Brand Manager Salt £160 - £190 per day, Reading
- Senior Project Manager Digital Gurus £40000 - £45000 Per Annum, london
- Google's European leader says viewing habits are 'changing dramatically'
- Land Rover to move global ad account into Spark44
- Martin Sorrell talks Maurice Lévy, Tesco, and the global outlook
- Viacom to bring Breaking Bad to Freeview with Spike launch
- 'Advertisers are snake oil salesmen', says Peter Oborne
- Group M retains £80m Lloyds media