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Fame or infamy? For brands it's a question of commitment

Fame or infamy? For brands it's a question of commitment

Ads by brands such as Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Equinox have made the start of the year surprisingly provocative. While being at the centre of a Twitter storm is a sure-fire way to get noticed, Piers...

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Guardian announces 20% cuts to stem losses

Guardian announces 20% cuts to stem losses

The publisher of The Guardian has announced plans to cut costs by 20 per cent as it aims to break even in three years.

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Guardian hires AOL MD Hamish Nicklin

Guardian hires AOL MD Hamish Nicklin

The Guardian has poached Hamish Nicklin, AOL's UK managing director, for the newly-created role of chief revenue officer.

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Commercial strategy at The Guardian under fire

Commercial strategy at The Guardian under fire

Reliance on digital ads and a tepid membership scheme are just two issues that need addressing, Gideon Spanier writes.

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DMGT chief executive Martin Morgan to retire

DMGT chief executive Martin Morgan to retire

Martin Morgan, the chief executive at the Daily Mail and General Trust, is to retire at the end of the year.

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London Pride ads invite punters to the 'January ale'

London Pride ads invite punters to the 'January ale'

Fuller's, the London brewery, has borrowed from John Lewis and Selfridges in its January campaign for London Pride.

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Newsbrands will tick every box when it comes to influence and engagement in 2016

Newsbrands will tick every box when it comes to influence and engagement in 2016

Newspaper brands matter more than ever to readers and advertisers, argues Rufus Olins.

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Rebekah Brooks rejoins boards of key News Corp UK companies

Rebekah Brooks rejoins boards of key News Corp UK companies

Rebekah Brooks' return to the top of British media is complete as she has rejoined the boards of all News Corporation's key UK subsidiaries.

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Tesco and Sainsbury's slash traditional Christmas ad spend by 30%

Tesco and Sainsbury's slash traditional Christmas ad spend by 30%

Tesco slashed its ad budget for traditional media by 30% during the four weeks to 6 December, with year-on-year spend down to £6.8m, according to data from Nielsen.

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Daily Mail publisher set aside £26m in rebates for agencies and clients

Daily Mail publisher set aside £26m in rebates for agencies and clients

The publisher of the Daily Mail has given a rare insight into the extent of rebates in the media industry as it set aside £25.6 million in cash and discounts for agencies and clients in the last financial...

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Eve Sleep targets sleepy commuters

Eve Sleep targets sleepy commuters

Eve Sleep, the mattress company, has launched a long copy campaign to tell sleepy consumers that they can have a better night's sleep with its mattress.

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Under-pressure Yorkshire Post publisher turns more news sites mobile-first

Under-pressure Yorkshire Post publisher turns more news sites mobile-first

Embattled regional newspaper publisher Johnston Press has revamped the websites of three leading titles, including the flagship Yorkshire Post, to make them mobile-first.

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Top 10 press ads of 2015

Top 10 press ads of 2015

A campaign tackling female genital mutilation, a nod to James Bond, and more of the best press ads from the year

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Top 10 regional press ads of 2015

Top 10 regional press ads of 2015

Campaign rounds up the best regional press ads over the past year.

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'Digital-first' Morris convinces Desmond that Northern & Shell needs to change

'Digital-first' Morris convinces Desmond that Northern & Shell needs to change

One of Daily Express owner Richard Desmond's top executives claims the publisher has surprised the ad industry by building up a significant digital operation and was "ahead" of rival Daily Mail in setting...

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FT.com on the hunt for CRM agency

FT.com on the hunt for CRM agency

FT.com, the Financial Times' website, is looking for an agency to handle its customer relationship management requirements.

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'Tis the season for big newspaper acquisitions

'Tis the season for big newspaper acquisitions

One of the joys of writing about media is there is no shortage of gossip.

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News UK changes under Rebekah Brooks feel 'like 12 years, not 12 weeks', says ex-Sun editor

News UK changes under Rebekah Brooks feel 'like 12 years, not 12 weeks', says ex-Sun editor

News UK chief operating officer David Dinsmore has admitted "there's an awful lot to do" for the free Sun website to win over advertisers.

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Desmond accuses Mirror of talking up Express takeover to boost its own share price

Desmond accuses Mirror of talking up Express takeover to boost its own share price

Daily Express owner Richard Desmond has launched a fierce attack on Trinity Mirror, accusing his rival of talking up the prospect of a takeover of his company as a way of "shoring up their share price".

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Express owner Desmond considered buying Trinity Mirror

Express owner Desmond considered buying Trinity Mirror

Daily Express owner Richard Desmond considered a takeover of Trinity Mirror and sought the advice of top Goldman Sachs banker Mike Sherwood on the possible deal earlier this year, Campaign can reveal.

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