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Lionsgate appoints Carat and ends 11-year relationship with MEC

Lionsgate appoints Carat and ends 11-year relationship with MEC

Lionsgate, the film distributor, has appointed Carat to handle its media planning and buying business, ending its 11-year relationship with MEC.

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Poltergeist clown ads escape ban despite over 70 complaints

Poltergeist clown ads escape ban despite over 70 complaints

Ads for the film Poltergeist featuring a dark image of a clown have been described as "not irresponsibly targeted in outdoor media" by the ASA, despite the ad watchdog receiving 74 complaints.

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Gorman and MacCallum to lead judges of Media Week Awards 2015

Gorman and MacCallum to lead judges of Media Week Awards 2015

Rosemary Gorman, group ad director at Mail Newspapers, and Ali MacCallum, chief executive of Omnicom's M2M, will take the lead role as co-chairs of the judges at the Media Week Awards 2015.

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Pearl & Dean ad segues from horror of war to humour of 'back of the head' actors

Pearl & Dean ad segues from horror of war to humour of 'back of the head' actors

An actor who specialises in back-of-head acting explains the challenges of his craft and how much harder it is to act without the "cheats of facial expression", in an ad for cinema brand Pearl & Dean.

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Amanda Mackenzie asks media owners to support Project Everyone

Amanda Mackenzie asks media owners to support Project Everyone

Media owners have been asked to support a United Nations initiative to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change by 2030, in collaboration with Project Everyone.

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Vizeum on alert as 21st Century Fox review includes £150m European media

Vizeum on alert as 21st Century Fox review includes £150m European media

Twenty-First Century Fox, the film and home entertainment company, is including its £150 million European media planning and buying duties in a complete overhaul of its global media strategy.

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Advice to my younger self...

Advice to my younger self...

It's a cliché but it's true: the media business is a people business. We asked some of those who have helped shape the industry over the past 30 years what pearls of wisdom they would offer themselves...

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Digital Cinema Media launches inaugural industry awards

Digital Cinema Media launches inaugural industry awards

Digital Cinema Media has launched an awards scheme to recognise the best in cinema advertising over the past year, across five categories.

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An industry of rising stars

An industry of rising stars

It's hard enough breaking into the business, let alone racing up the ladder in only a few years. Here, three of media's hottest talents reveal how they did it.

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Zoe Jones to head DCM marketing and insight

Zoe Jones to head DCM marketing and insight

Digital Cinema Media has promoted Zoe Jones, the marketing director, to marketing and insight director.

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Following the money for 30 years

Following the money for 30 years

Adam Smith has long been the foremost analyst for UK and global adspend trends. We asked the brain behind much of Sir Martin Sorrell's insights to provide a snapshot of the past three decades

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Things we like: Fox, The Pool and BGT

Things we like: Fox, The Pool and BGT

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 24 April, and one thing we didn't...

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Telling porkies? Bacon subtitles hope to improve movie experience

Telling porkies? Bacon subtitles hope to improve movie experience

Lapiz, the US creative agency,, has devised a strategy to "improve" the experience of reading film subtitles by making the words out of bacon.

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Comparethemarket.com offers two for one cinema tickets with Meerkat Movies

Comparethemarket.com offers two for one cinema tickets with Meerkat Movies

Comparethemarket.com, the price comparison site, has launched Meerkat Movies, offering two for one cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for a year.

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How does it feel to win an Oscar?

How does it feel to win an Oscar?

A golden statuette must be high on the list of those who work in the creative industries. RSA Films' Mat Kirkby and James Lucas tell Kate Magee about theirs.

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Global viewpoint from India

Global viewpoint from India

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Karen Stacey has ambitious plans for the big screen

Karen Stacey has ambitious plans for the big screen

The one-time Bauer Media executive is now cinema's leading ambassador, and she wants more brands to consider the channel, Arif Durrani writes.

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Renault takes cinema gold spot for Fifty Shades of Grey release

Renault takes cinema gold spot for Fifty Shades of Grey release

Renault, the car manufacturer, has grabbed the gold spot in UK cinemas for 'Fifty Shades of Grey', which launched today.

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Durex encourages couples to 'ditch' chocolates on Valentine's Day

Durex encourages couples to 'ditch' chocolates on Valentine's Day

Durex, the condom and sex toys brand owned by RB, is encouraging couples to "ditch" chocolates and roses this Valentine's Day and try something new instead.

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Wages are on the rise at media owners

Wages are on the rise at media owners

In the first part of Media Week's salary survey snapshot in association with recruiter Sylex, managing director Simon Shroot finds reason for optimism for those working at media owners.

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