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Robert Peston on slow UK economy, lack of union in Europe and China problems

Robert Peston on slow UK economy, lack of union in Europe and China problems

The slow UK economy, a lack of union in Europe and the Chinese market falling means it is not a good time for Brexit, according to Robert Peston, ITV's political broadcaster, at the Media360 conference...

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The Krankies join anti-English hoarde for Paddy Power Bantz campaign

The Krankies join anti-English hoarde for Paddy Power Bantz campaign

The Krankies and Michelle McManus join a thronging hoarde of Scots singing their nonchalance about failing to qualify for the Euro 2016 tournament in a new ad from Paddy Power.

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Alan Carr meets Moneysupermarket dancers for Channel 4 ad takeover

Alan Carr meets Moneysupermarket dancers for Channel 4 ad takeover

Comedian Alan Carr could be donning a pair of tiny shorts and taking on Dave and Colin for his hijack of Moneysupermarket.com's "#EpicDanceOff" ad, as part of Channel 4's Comedy Gala on Sunday (29 May).

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Why more prime time ads will make TV advertising less effective

Why more prime time ads will make TV advertising less effective

The European Commission is proposing to relax restrictions on TV advertising, but that could make each ad less valuable to the advertiser, warns Zenith's Jonathan Barnard.

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ESI Media reshuffles senior management team as it seeks commercial growth

ESI Media reshuffles senior management team as it seeks commercial growth

ESI Media, the owner of the London Evening Standard, Independent and London Live brands, has reshuffled its senior management team as it seeks commercial growth.

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TV adapting 'better than anything else' to digital disruption, says ITV's Williams

TV adapting 'better than anything else' to digital disruption, says ITV's Williams

Kelly Williams, the managing director, commercial for ITV, told Campaign that TV is adapting better than other forms of media to the new digital environment.

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Pick of the week: BBC "Liberté, egalité, footé" by RKCR/Y&R

Pick of the week: BBC "Liberté, egalité, footé" by RKCR/Y&R

The BBC's Euro 2016 trailer is our pick for this week's best ad.

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LTA moves away from middle-class image of tennis in first brand campaign

LTA moves away from middle-class image of tennis in first brand campaign

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has launched its first brand campaign to persuade more people to pick up a tennis racquet as the weather warms up.

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Channel 4's Brooke: Family is my secret work weapon

Channel 4's Brooke: Family is my secret work weapon

My two boys, aged ten and eight, are my secret work weapon - the best thing that has ever happened to me.

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Kelly's ice cream launches first UK TV ad in Cornish

Kelly's ice cream launches first UK TV ad in Cornish

Kelly's of Cornwall has created the UK's first TV ad spoken entirely in Cornish as an homage to the ice cream brand's heritage.

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ITV woos rising media agency talent with 'behind the scenes' VIP invitation

ITV woos rising media agency talent with 'behind the scenes' VIP invitation

ITV has hand-picked a selection of rising stars from media agencies to spend time behind the scenes at the broadcaster to boost awareness of ITV and the wider TV medium.

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Are ad-break takeovers on TV just a gimmick?

Are ad-break takeovers on TV just a gimmick?

Brands are increasingly buying up an entire ad break to catch viewers' attention, Gurjit Degun writes.

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Aviva's ad-funded Shorts series on All 4 features 'bad driver' celebrities

Aviva's ad-funded Shorts series on All 4 features 'bad driver' celebrities

Aviva and Channel 4 are launching a new Shorts series on the broadcaster's All 4 catch-up platform, featuring celebrities who prank members of the public in order to promote safer driving.

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ITV chief Crozier warns advertisers have 'pressed pause button' over Brexit

ITV chief Crozier warns advertisers have 'pressed pause button' over Brexit

ITV has warned that advertisers "pressed the pause button" practically the day the Brexit vote was announced and it's too soon to know if money will return immediately if Britain votes to stay in Europe.

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ITV claims 'good start' to 2016 despite flat growth in ad revenue

ITV claims 'good start' to 2016 despite flat growth in ad revenue

ITV has reported revenue of £755m for the first quarter of 2016, up 13.5% year on year, as the UK's biggest broadcaster forecast no overall increase in ad revenue for the first half of the year.

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BBC set to fall under Ofcom remit in corporation shake-up

BBC set to fall under Ofcom remit in corporation shake-up

Ofcom will become the external regulator for the BBC, the government is expected to announce as it unveils its white paper today.

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Sky launches VR trial for football broadcasting with Manchester City

Sky launches VR trial for football broadcasting with Manchester City

Fans could soon be able to watch football in virtual reality mode after the tech was trialled by Premier League giant Manchester City and Sky Sports.

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Channel 4 revenue up 4% as govt eases off privatisation

Channel 4 revenue up 4% as govt eases off privatisation

Revenues at Channel 4 rose by 4% to £979m last year amid reports the government is no longer considering full privatisation.

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My Media Week: Guy North

My Media Week: Guy North

Guy North, the managing director of Freeview, tackles a parliamentary reception, gas leak, Freeview Play planning, and fantasy football strategy. 

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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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