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Rajar Q4 2015: Capital regains listening lead in London

Rajar Q4 2015: Capital regains listening lead in London

Capital has beat its nearest rival Kiss FM to win back its place as the most popular London radio station in the latest Rajar radio audience listening figures for Q4 2015.

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Rajar Q4 2015: Commercial radio overtakes BBC for first time in 15 years

Rajar Q4 2015: Commercial radio overtakes BBC for first time in 15 years

The number of people tuning in to commercial radio each week has overtaken those listening to BBC stations, according to the latest Rajar audience figures.

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Peter Andre to host radio show on Heat

Peter Andre to host radio show on Heat

Peter Andre, the reality TV star and former popstar, is to host a new show on Heat radio called #reheat on Saturday afternoons.

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Global to launch Heart extra on DAB radio

Global to launch Heart extra on DAB radio

Global is launching a new radio station called Heart extra with a breakfast show from Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton.

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Prediabetes is a laughing matter in latest Ad Council PSA

Prediabetes is a laughing matter in latest Ad Council PSA

You don't have time to get tested, so let's just do this now

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Reflections on David Bowie's optimistic tech legacy

Reflections on David Bowie's optimistic tech legacy

The pop star's pragmatic, optimistic futurism serves as a case study for marketers in how technology can facilitate a great customer experience, writes Mel Exon.

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Terms and conditions, we're coming to get you

Terms and conditions, we're coming to get you

Siobhan Kenny is taking her fight against those notorious garbled warnings in radio ads to Europe, but needs your help.

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Capital Liverpool launches with TV ad campaign featuring Justin Bieber

Capital Liverpool launches with TV ad campaign featuring Justin Bieber

Capital Liverpool, the Global radio station, is launching an ad campaign featuring Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jason Derulo and Ariana Grande.

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Gumtree's heartfelt TV campaign aims to inspire

Gumtree's heartfelt TV campaign aims to inspire

Gumtree, the classified website, has launched a campaign focusing on the opportunities buying something from its site could provide.

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Travel Republic creates national anthem for TV campaign

Travel Republic creates national anthem for TV campaign

Travel Republic, the holiday bookings site, has created a national anthem for its new TV campaign.

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Remembering Bowie the tech innovator

Remembering Bowie the tech innovator

From Bowienet to BowieBanc (yes, he had an Internet bank) the Thin White Duke was always pushing technology forward

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Wickes to sponsor Absolute Radio's Sunday morning show

Wickes to sponsor Absolute Radio's Sunday morning show

Absolute Radio has signed a deal with DIY chain Wickes to sponsor its new Sunday morning show hosted by Jason Manford, the comedian and actor.

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The year ahead for radio

The year ahead for radio

With people tuning in and brands keen to reach them, radio is well-placed to improve its share of adspend. Phil Hall explains what steps it must now take.

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Even geniuses can't make TurboTax easier in Super Bowl spots

Even geniuses can't make TurboTax easier in Super Bowl spots

Wieden + Kennedy ads bring client back to big game for 3rd consecutive year

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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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Absolute Radio signs Jason Manford

Absolute Radio signs Jason Manford

Jason Manford, the comedian, is joining Absolute Radio to present a regular weekend show. 

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Absolute Radio in ad push as it prepares to launch on Apple TV

Absolute Radio in ad push as it prepares to launch on Apple TV

Absolute Radio will promote its new "real music matters" positioning through a campaign kicking off next week, as it prepares to become the first UK radio station to launch on Apple TV.

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Heart to sponsor Friends on Comedy Central

Heart to sponsor Friends on Comedy Central

Heart, the UK radio station owned by Global, is to sponsor Friends, the well-known American sitcom, on Comedy Central from 1 January.

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Top 10 radio ads of 2015

Top 10 radio ads of 2015

Tena Men, Persil and Duracell are among the winners this year.

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Radio X could be forced to change name after copyright dispute

Radio X could be forced to change name after copyright dispute

Radio X, the new brand name for Global Radio's XFM, could be forced to change its name because of a copyright dispute.

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