Omar Oakes

Media and technology editor

Omar is media and technology editor at Campaign and hosts the Campaign Podcast.

Contact him at omar.oakes@haymarket.com or 020 8267 4330. 

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Campaign podcast: Bringing creative and media together (but not just for big brands)

Campaign podcast: Bringing creative and media together (but not just for big brands)

Simon Davis, founder of Walk-In Media, explains why a new generation of smaller 'long-tail' advertisers should not be ignored by big agencies.

PHD raids Essence for new CEO

PHD raids Essence for new CEO

Ex-OMD exec Ali Reed returns to Omnicom becoming the third female chief executive to be appointed by the group within weeks.

Dentsu axes Vizeum brand

Dentsu axes Vizeum brand

iProspect global president Amanda Morrissey insists that she wants iProspect to retain Vizeum's challenger spirit within new 'performance-driven brand-building' agency offer.

Sky's Mortimer joins Moorhead's fight for media transparency

Sky's Mortimer joins Moorhead's fight for media transparency

Mortimer and Moorhead will co-own and run the venture.

Should social media companies alone have the power to ban Donald Trump?

Should social media companies alone have the power to ban Donald Trump?

Should the public be represented if digital media has created a new public square?

NatWest reviews UK media business

NatWest reviews UK media business

Zenith is the 10-year incumbent.

Publicis Media exits Posterscope deal to bring OOH buying in-house

Publicis Media exits Posterscope deal to bring OOH buying in-house

The move spells the end of Meridian Outdoor, a 50-50 joint venture between the two companies.

Google investigated over third-party cookie replacement plans

Google investigated over third-party cookie replacement plans

Campaigners liken Google to Goldfinger, but tech giant insists its initiative is part of an open discussion with the advertising community.

Publicis Groupe launches specialist gaming offer

Publicis Groupe launches specialist gaming offer

Publicis Play will draw specialists from agencies across the group.

Enders: VOD growth will help UK broadcasters reign supreme for years

Enders: VOD growth will help UK broadcasters reign supreme for years

Even during last year's pandemic, a person's average video viewing went up by only 12 minutes per day.

Birds Eye parent Nomad Foods picks Publicis Groupe to 'future-proof' Euro media

Birds Eye parent Nomad Foods picks Publicis Groupe to 'future-proof' Euro media

Nomad Foods is targeting ROI and ecommerce gains as it opts for Publicis Groupe to provide a new media management model across Europe.

What does the end of the Brexit deal saga mean for culture?

What does the end of the Brexit deal saga mean for culture?

Do we feel like 'it's all over' now and time to move on?

Brainlabs appoints Jo Lyall as first UK CEO

Brainlabs appoints Jo Lyall as first UK CEO

Former Mindshare UK MD will run the performance marketing agency in the UK in a newly created role.

TalkRadio back on YouTube after video platform backtracks

TalkRadio back on YouTube after video platform backtracks

Channel was removed yesterday without explanation.

TalkRadio seeks answers over surprise YouTube ban

TalkRadio seeks answers over surprise YouTube ban

The Google-owned video giant did not comment on why the News UK-owned radio brand was removed.

Wavemaker wins global media account for Channel 5 and MTV owner

Wavemaker wins global media account for Channel 5 and MTV owner

WPP agency will take over the UK business from Omnicom's PHD next year.

Above & Beyond co-founder David Billing departs

Above & Beyond co-founder David Billing departs

He will not be replaced as group chief creative officer at parent group The Beyond Collective.

Campaign's most listened-to podcasts of 2020

Campaign's most listened-to podcasts of 2020

Episodes that discussed big brand marketing and diversity have been popular this year.

Campaign podcast: Sue Frogley and Douglas McCabe review the year in media

Campaign podcast: Sue Frogley and Douglas McCabe review the year in media

Publicis Media UK's Sue Frogley and Enders Analysis' Douglas McCabe talk about the big commercial media trends of 2020.

Gucci, Adidas, Lego and more: Snapchat picks its favourite UK campaigns of 2020

Gucci, Adidas, Lego and more: Snapchat picks its favourite UK campaigns of 2020

Lego, Gucci and Public Health England are among the brands to feature.