Daniel Farey-Jones

Freelance journalist

Dan occasionally writes for Campaign as part of his freelance journalism career. He worked in news reporting and editing roles for Brand Republic (now part of Campaign) between 2004 and 2012 and for Campaign’s sister title PRWeek between 2012 and 2014. 
                                               
Relevant experience: News and features writer for AV Magazine; teaching English as a foreign language; advertising; door to door sales; paper round. Work experience on Surrey Mirror, Asia Pacific Coatings Journal and Infoconomy. Holds a PTC-accredited Foundation Skills in Journalism qualification.

Favourite ad: Axe/Lynx ‘Destiny' by Ponce Buenos Aires http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/thework/news/971249/Axe-destiny-ponce-buenos-aires/
 
Favourite track: Hot Chip - Take It In

One thing not a lot of people know about you: I was in a hit and run with a pigeon on my bicycle in Rimini and I'm going to hell.

If I wasn't slaving away at Haymarket I'd be... Slogging away on the national spelling circuit.

Sky to end backing for cycling after 11 years
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Sky to end backing for cycling after 11 years

Entertainment giant switches focus to cricket.

WPP reveals fresh branding to mark evolution
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WPP reveals fresh branding to mark evolution

Superunion and Landor collaborated on new identity.

Beleaguered WPP predicted to announce job losses
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Beleaguered WPP predicted to announce job losses

Share price today fell to six-year low.

Hyundai and Kia call European media review
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Hyundai and Kia call European media review

Review for Europe, Russia and Turkey puts Havas Media Group on alert.

Co-op appoints Lucky Generals as lead creative agency
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Co-op appoints Lucky Generals as lead creative agency

Omnicom shop will work across food, funerals, insurance and healthcare.

ITV chief questions regulation around Iceland 'Rang-tan' ad
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ITV chief questions regulation around Iceland 'Rang-tan' ad

Why could ad run online when banned from TV, Carolyn McCall complains

Gambling brands agree voluntary live sports ad ban
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Gambling brands agree voluntary live sports ad ban

'Whistle-to-whistle' blackout likely to come into force in 2019.

Co-op ranked top Christmas ad by positive sentiment
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Co-op ranked top Christmas ad by positive sentiment

John Lewis saw greatest increase in 'social lift'.

Diageo CMO presses agencies to speed up hiring of female creative chiefs
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Diageo CMO presses agencies to speed up hiring of female creative chiefs

'The pace of substantive change has been too slow', agencies told.

'Faster, better, cheaper' is doing the trick, Sorrell claims
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'Faster, better, cheaper' is doing the trick, Sorrell claims

S4 Capital third-quarter revenue up almost 46% organically.

Digital out-of-home sites to mark 100 years since First World War ended
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Digital out-of-home sites to mark 100 years since First World War ended

Piccadilly Lights among displays to acknowledge sacrifices during 1914-1918.

Pearl & Dean theme remixed by Queen to market band biopic
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Pearl & Dean theme remixed by Queen to market band biopic

Cinema audiences are finding Pearl & Dean's familiar 'Asteroid' theme music has been given a twist by original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.

Johnston Press puts itself up for sale
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Johnston Press puts itself up for sale

Johnston Press, which owns the national newspapers i and The Scotsman, has invited takeovers after admitting defeat on dealing with its debt burden.

Waterloo IMAX poster site could be lost to redevelopment
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Waterloo IMAX poster site could be lost to redevelopment

A planning decision by Lambeth Council could deprive brands of one of their favourite and most impactful outdoor advertising sites within the next few years.

TalkTalk flips creative to hit 'tribes' with segmented media strategy
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TalkTalk flips creative to hit 'tribes' with segmented media strategy

Broadband provider drops "This Stuff Matters" positioning for new "For Everyone" push.

Halfords moves weather sponsorship from C4 to ITV
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Halfords moves weather sponsorship from C4 to ITV

Retailer will 'own' weather on both channels for the next three months.

ICF joins ranks of business consultancies acquiring marketing agencies
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ICF joins ranks of business consultancies acquiring marketing agencies

Creative and experiential agency We Are Vista has been bought by US-based ICF.

ASA defends Lloyds strapline as 'advertising puffery' in ruling
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ASA defends Lloyds strapline as 'advertising puffery' in ruling

The ad watchdog has allowed Lloyds to keep using its 'By your side' strapline, rejecting a complaint from Keystone Law that it was misleading.

Stop being rotten to fruit, ad watchdog tells Costa
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Stop being rotten to fruit, ad watchdog tells Costa

Complaints that a Costa radio ad disparaged avocados in favour of bacon have been upheld by the ASA.

Pearl & Dean promotes Clare Turner to sales director
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Pearl & Dean promotes Clare Turner to sales director

Cinema ad sales house appoints new sales director after departure of Zoe Cadman to Global