Media Chatter

"Why will it work in 2009 when it didn't in 1995? Because only about one in ten people had a mobile phone then." - Nicholas Coleridge, the managing director of Conde Nast, is bullish about the prospects for Wired

"I blame the depression on advertising agencies ... advertising on telly now looks dim, frightened and timid. There's no sense that the advertisements are made to be things of cultural importance." - The Sunday Times' AA Gill bemoans the state of modern advertising

"We believe the national radio licences should go out to tender; we think other potential broadcasters should be given a chance." - John Pearson, the co-founder of Virgin Radio and now the chief executive of Virgin Radio international, on plans to bring back the Virgin Radio brand in the UK