Arif Durrani

Head of Media

Head of media for Campaign

Editor of MediaWeek

@Durranimix

 

Arif Durrani's blog 'Arif on Media' can be read here.

 

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Does the media industry still offer a great career?

Does the media industry still offer a great career?

As media continues to evolve and expand in scope, can it attract the best graduate talent, Arif Durrani asks

Those protecting original ideas aren't kidding around

Those protecting original ideas aren't kidding around

Talent borrows, genius steals - or so we are told. But in today's connected world, it gets a little more complicated than that.

Magazine ABCs: Top 100 at a glance

Magazine ABCs: Top 100 at a glance

View the Top 100 actively purchased magazines and digital editions in the first six months of 2015.

Nothing stands still for very long in the dynamic media

Nothing stands still for very long in the dynamic media

Some people hate change but, if you're reading this, I suspect you're not one of them.

Mark Frith returns to magazines as editor of Now

Mark Frith returns to magazines as editor of Now

Mark Frith is making a return to magazines as editor-in-chief of Now, Time Inc's celebrity and style weekly.

FT looks to Rising Sun as print sales decline

FT looks to Rising Sun as print sales decline

Why did the title command such a high price when the future of the press has never been so uncertain?

Reporters without borders for a global, mobile FT brand

Reporters without borders for a global, mobile FT brand

As we head into a period a Norwegian friend of mine delightfully calls the "cucumber season" - due to all the filler stories about growing vegetables - there is still plenty that demands our attention.

Guardian's Anna Watkins to co-chair Media Week Awards judging

Guardian's Anna Watkins to co-chair Media Week Awards judging

Anna Watkins, managing director of Guardian Labs, will be the co-chair of this year’s Media Week Awards judging.

Maxus wins DMGT's DMG Media account

Maxus wins DMGT's DMG Media account

DMGT's division for Metro, the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and MailOnline has appointed WPP's Maxus to handle its media planning and buying in the UK and the US, and to provide strategic advice.

Clays promoted to chief executive at OMD UK

Clays promoted to chief executive at OMD UK

OMD UK has promoted its managing director, Dan Clays, to chief executive.

WPP tops M&A table as deals increase in second quarter

WPP tops M&A table as deals increase in second quarter

The number of mergers and acquisitions in the global marketing communications space increased by 13 per cent last quarter, led by 12 deals involving WPP.

Instagram is cautiously tapping into inspiration

Instagram is cautiously tapping into inspiration

What's all the fuss about Instagram?

The Mail on Sunday's flight under Greig

The Mail on Sunday's flight under Greig

The ambitious editor has successfully led the Sunday newspaper to industry acclaim with its agenda-setting and divisive journalism. Geordie Greig talks to Arif Durrani.

Mediavest wins Royal London's £10m business

Mediavest wins Royal London's £10m business

Royal London Group has appointed Mediavest to handle its media planning and buying duties, previously handled by VCCP Media.

MediaCom and PHD battle for £1bn GSK media business

MediaCom and PHD battle for £1bn GSK media business

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the multinational pharmaceutical company, is reviewing its estimated £1 billion global media business, pitting UK incumbent MediaCom against its US lead agency PHD.

Trainline appoints the7stars to handle £5m media account

Trainline appoints the7stars to handle £5m media account

Thetrainline.com, the online train tickets retailer, has appointed the7Stars to handle its £5 million media business, previously handled by Vizeum.

Founders of Kiss FM launch Mi-Soul on DAB

Founders of Kiss FM launch Mi-Soul on DAB

The team who launched the Kiss FM brand 25 years ago are hoping to repeat their success with the roll out of Mi-Soul on DAB across London.

Six Nations to open to brands as ITV secures coverage from 2016

Six Nations to open to brands as ITV secures coverage from 2016

The financially embattled BBC has partnered with ITV to secure the rights to broadcast rugby union's Six Nations Championship for the next six years.

Facebook to launch own music-streaming service

Facebook to launch own music-streaming service

The competitive and nascent digital music space dominated by Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal could soon have a new audio streaming entrant in the form of Facebook.

UK media owners prefer public BBC

UK media owners prefer public BBC

The UK's commercial media industry wants the BBC to remain publicly funded, according to new research by Starcom MediaVest Group.