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Guardian to scale back media coverage in cost-cutting move

Guardian to scale back media coverage in cost-cutting move

The Guardian is scaling back its media coverage in print and is to use automation to upload and lay out some stories on its website in a bid to slash costs.

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Daily Mail publisher reports 4% drop in ad revenue

Daily Mail publisher reports 4% drop in ad revenue

Daily Mail & General Trust has reported a 2% increase in group revenue, despite a 6% fall for DMG Media, the division that includes its newspapers.

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Ailing print sector needs more than joint ad sales

Ailing print sector needs more than joint ad sales

Newspapers and magazines require a more radical solution to drive change - look at the tech industry.

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Telegraph launches display ads with guaranteed 10-second viewability

Telegraph launches display ads with guaranteed 10-second viewability

The Daily Telegraph is promising advertisers will only have to pay for digital display ads if they are 100% viewable for ten seconds.

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Newsworks attacks 'printism' with ad ROI effectiveness study

Newsworks attacks 'printism' with ad ROI effectiveness study

Advertisers who cut back on newspaper spend are less effective, according to research released by newsbrands' marketing body Newsworks.

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How The New European could succeed where The New Day failed

How The New European could succeed where The New Day failed

The New European seems to run counter to intuition about launching a newspaper in the UK today. But that could be the secret to its success, says launch specialist Five by Five's creative director.

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Rebekah Brooks: 'We must offer different things to advertisers'

Rebekah Brooks: 'We must offer different things to advertisers'

Rebekah Brooks has been making up for lost time, refashioning News UK as a multimedia business since her return to the helm. It's all about giving advertisers what they want, she tells Gideon Spanier.

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Joint ad sales gather pace

Joint ad sales gather pace

Talks between rival newspapers about joint ad sales have gained momentum, with News UK's Rebekah Brooks welcoming the idea and DMGT said to be willing to discuss it.

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Facebook is our mutual challenge, Guardian editor Viner tells ISBA

Facebook is our mutual challenge, Guardian editor Viner tells ISBA

Facebook might be the most popular social network in the world, but advertisers and publishers alike should be wary of giving the company too much control, according to The Guardian's editor-in-chief,...

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Can joint newspaper advertising sales work?

Can joint newspaper advertising sales work?

Publishers are exploring the possibility of gaining scale through consolidation.

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Archant aims to woo EU Remain voters with UK's first 'pop-up' newspaper

Archant aims to woo EU Remain voters with UK's first 'pop-up' newspaper

The UK's first 'pop-up' weekly newspaper has been launched by Archant in response to the country's vote to leave the European Union.

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News Corp attacks 'anti-social' Facebook for 'reducing, if not removing' news stories

News Corp attacks 'anti-social' Facebook for 'reducing, if not removing' news stories

Rupert Murdoch's right-hand man has claimed Facebook has changed its algorithm to "reduce - if not remove" news publishers' stories in favour of other posts and accused the company of being "anti-social"...

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ITV to create biggest New Year's Day bet and News UK pledges 'biggest f**king press ad'

ITV to create biggest New Year's Day bet and News UK pledges 'biggest f**king press ad'

ITV is looking to create the biggest ever bet on New Year's Day in the name of charity by giving the public a chance to bet £1m.

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Newspaper sales jump up to 20% after Brexit vote drama

Newspaper sales jump up to 20% after Brexit vote drama

Newspapers have reported a huge spike in sales over the weekend because of the Brexit vote drama, with some titles such as The Times recording their highest circulation of the year.

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If it's the press wot won Brexit, now's the time to show responsibility

If it's the press wot won Brexit, now's the time to show responsibility

Britain's popular press can claim the Brexit result as a major victory because newspaper titles have shown they retain much of their power to set the agenda in the smartphone age.

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Guardian opens talks over digital and direct business

Guardian opens talks over digital and direct business

The Guardian is holding talks with agencies about its digital and direct requirements as the news brand looks to develop its relationship with readers.

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Pulse Creative launches first major campaign for The Sun around Euro 2016

Pulse Creative launches first major campaign for The Sun around Euro 2016

The Sun will generate real-time commentary for ads across digital screens during the Euro 2016 football tournament in the first campaign from Pulse Creative, its new in-house agency.

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A2 Milk Company pushes 'astonishing' single-protein drink in new campaign

A2 Milk Company pushes 'astonishing' single-protein drink in new campaign

A2 Milk, a brand of cow's milk that only contains certain proteins, is getting a new above-the-line campaign this week pushing the drink's "astonishing" properties.

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'Sad indictment' on newspapers: Christina Lamb on 29 years without a female editor

'Sad indictment' on newspapers: Christina Lamb on 29 years without a female editor

The Sunday Times' award-winning foreign correspondent Christina Lamb discusses being a woman in a warzone, dealing with fear and why you shouldn't buy self-heating cappuccinos.

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Do press ads and posters need headlines?

Do press ads and posters need headlines?

Are headlines an essential prerequisite for telling stories and can ads create intrigue and draw consumers' attention without them?

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