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Arif Durrani

Arif Durrani

Head of Media

Arif Durrani is head of media for Campaign and the editor of MediaWeek. Read his features and analyses here, news here and blog here http://arifdurrani.mediaweek.co.uk/ and Tweets @DurraniMix

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Jones brings refreshing perspective to Hearst UK

- The publisher's new chief executive is a departure from past leaders - and innovation is top of her agenda. By Arif Durrani.

London Live to move closer to Evening Standard

- The channel says a repositioning will boost viewing figures that have been held back by Barb's system.

Dentsu Aegis Network wins Wickes digital account

- Wickes, the home improvement retailer, has extended its relationship with Carat by appointing its Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) to handle social, PPC and SEO business.

Havas Media wins £5m Penguin Random House business

- Havas Media has been awarded the £5 million media business for Penguin Random House, the newly merged company.

Nial Ferguson stripped of MD role in Future restructure

- Future, the consolidating international media group, has unveiled its new executive management team under chief executive Zillah Byng-Maddick.

Stewart Easterbrook leaves Starcom MediaVest Group after 17 years

- Stewart Easterbrook, the former chief executive of Starcom MediaVest Group turned European digital leader, is leaving the agency network after 17 years.

You're not normal, nor is the person you sit next to - and as for your boss...

- You're not normal. It's something that is all too easy to forget - I do it myself on a regular basis. In a step-change from drinking and dining with media's finest, I was out with the "dads from school" last week.

ITV's Adam Crozier: 'Work to be done' after losing out to C4 during World Cup

- Adam Crozier, chief executive of ITV, has admitted there is "work to be done" to boost viewers after being outperformed for share of commercial impacts (SOCI) by Channel 4, despite its World Cup coverage last month.

Jon King becomes managing director of ZenithOptimedia's Performics UK

- ZenithOptimedia has appointed digital agency Possible's Jon King as managing director of its performance marketing arm, Performics UK.

Manning Gottlieb OMD lands HMRC account

- HM Revenue & Customs has appointed Manning Gottlieb OMD to handle its media planning and communications channel strategy.

Maxus confirmed as world's fastest growing media agency

- Maxus is the world's fastest growing media agency network over the last five years, while sibling MediaCom continues to be the biggest followed by Carat, according to agency evaluators Recma.

Yahoo appoints Marc Bignell as head of trading for the EMEA region

- Yahoo has confirmed the appointment of Omnicom's Marc Bignell as head of trading across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Govt finalises £140m media buying shortlist

- Omnicom Media Group is among those shortlisted for the Government's £140 million media buying business, currently handled by WPP's dedicated agency M4C.

Take a lead from Carat and recharge your batteries over the summer holidays

- School's out for the summer - and so too, for once, is the sunshine. As teachers across the country pick themselves up and begin the healing process, spurred on no doubt by the promise that Michael Gove will not be returning to class in September, thoughts invariably turn to our own great escapes.

Arena wins £4m Seven Seas owner Merck Consumer Health account

- Arena has won the £4 million media business for Merck Consumer Health, owner of Seven Seas and Hailborange, currently handled by MEC Manchester.

Omnicom reports 7% rise in pre-tax profit in Q2

- Omnicom Group, home to BBDO, DDB Worldwide and Omnicom Media Group, has reported a 7 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to $514.7 million for the second quarter, on the back of recovering ad markets and strong organic growth.

Bloomberg appoints Matt Teeman as commercial director EMEA

- Bloomberg Media has appointed former DMG Media and BBC Magazines leader Matt Teeman as its commercial director in Europe, Media East and Africa.

Spotify parts ways with European leader Chris Maples

- Chris Maples, vice president of Europe at Spotify, has left his role with the music company after three years, Media Week understands.

News brands are keen to set the agenda, but it is a time for collaboration

- "The NRS in its current form no longer serves newspaper needs." Not my words but those of Bob Hulks, the ex-independent chairman of the Newspaper Publishers Association Review Group, speaking at the Media Research Group conference back in 1998.

Newspapers throw the future of NRS in doubt

- The press is reviewing its relationship with the measurement body as it seeks a system for the digital age. By Arif Durrani.


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