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UTV confirms ITV sale talks

UTV confirms ITV sale talks

UTV Media, the owner of Talksport, has confirmed it is in talks with ITV over the sale of its TV assets.

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Sky in talks with creative networks

Sky in talks with creative networks

Sky, the pay-TV broadcaster, is speaking with advertising agency networks about its creative requirements.

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Bathstore's brand campaign shows bathroom is where big things happen

Bathstore's brand campaign shows bathroom is where big things happen

Bathstore stresses how life's biggest events happen in bathrooms, in its first campaign since appointing Saatchi & Saatchi as its creative agency.

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Fox/Channel 4 deal sees Cara Delevingne movie featured in Made in Chelsea LA

Fox/Channel 4 deal sees Cara Delevingne movie featured in Made in Chelsea LA

Channel 4 Sales has partnered with 21st Century Fox in a product placement deal for E4's Made in Chelsea LA, which will feature footage from the studio's new movie, Paper Towns.

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Discovery picks Mean Broadcast for British Eurosport ad sales

Discovery picks Mean Broadcast for British Eurosport ad sales

Discovery Networks UK and Ireland has extended its advertising and sponsorship sales partnership with Mean Broadcast for its British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 channels.

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Fox/Channel 4 deal sees Cara Delevingne movie featured in Made in Chelsea LA

Fox/Channel 4 deal sees Cara Delevingne movie featured in Made in Chelsea LA

Channel 4 Sales has partnered with 21st Century Fox in a product placement deal for E4's Made in Chelsea LA, which will feature footage from the studio's new movie, Paper Towns.

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Bernard Matthews selects Creature for C4 sponsorship task

Bernard Matthews selects Creature for C4 sponsorship task

Bernard Matthews will return to TV advertising for the first time in four years after securing a sponsorship deal with Channel 4.

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The Great British Bake Off: what it tells us about successful content

The Great British Bake Off: what it tells us about successful content

With a record 9.3 million viewers tuning into to watch the return of the BBC's annual cooking contest, Digitas LBi's chief creative officer argues that its success as a 'happy accident' should make content...

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Football stars Ronaldo and Neymar in PokerStars Facebook campaign

Football stars Ronaldo and Neymar in PokerStars Facebook campaign

PokerStars, the online gambling site owned by Rational Group, has launched a Facebook campaign starring Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.

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Liverpool footballers star in Nivea ad

Liverpool footballers star in Nivea ad

Liverpool FC footballers are the stars of Nivea's latest ad campaign for its new moisturising cream for men.

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Virgin Media uses animal characters to show football fans' personalities

Virgin Media uses animal characters to show football fans' personalities

Virgin Media's latest TV ad shows the different animal personalities that watch football to promote its offering for the upcoming sports season.

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Campaign Viral Chart: AT&T car crash ad takes top spot

Campaign Viral Chart: AT&T car crash ad takes top spot

AT&T's ad showing the harsh reality of using a phone while driving has been shared more than 85,000 times this week.

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DreamWorks to launch first dedicated channel in Thailand

DreamWorks to launch first dedicated channel in Thailand

DreamWorks Animation is to debut its DreamWorks channel in Thailand alongside local pay TV operator CTH and HBO Asia.

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National Geographic launches noughties global campaign

National Geographic launches noughties global campaign

National Geographic Channels International has launched a global TV campaign for a new series about the noughties.

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Make your vote count: what's your favourite TV ad of all time?

Make your vote count: what's your favourite TV ad of all time?

With the 60th anniversary of UK TV advertising almost upon us, Marketing implores you to nominate your favourite examples of gogglebox brand engagement across the past six decades. Leave your comment below,...

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Campaign Viral Chart: Sky Sports ad with Thierry Henry is most shared

Campaign Viral Chart: Sky Sports ad with Thierry Henry is most shared

A Sky Sports ad starring Thierry Henry, the former France and Arsenal footballer, sharing the history of England's top football league, has taken the top place in the chart.

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Dave's Crackanory returns with funding from Audible

Dave's Crackanory returns with funding from Audible

Audible, Amazon's audio book arm, is sponsoring the third series of Dave's Crackanory, featuring Christopher Lloyd, Sarah Millican, Tamsin Greig, Greg Davies and Simon Bird.

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Havas Media snatches back BBC media account

Havas Media snatches back BBC media account

The BBC has handed its media business to Havas Media, following a competitive pitch process.

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Things we like: The Sun's Nazi-salute scoop

Things we like: The Sun's Nazi-salute scoop

The Sun enjoyed that increasingly rare thing last weekend when it landed a genuine "world exclusive".

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Aunt Bessie's signs £6m deal to sponsor I'm A Celebrity...

Aunt Bessie's signs £6m deal to sponsor I'm A Celebrity...

ITV has signed Aunt Bessie's as the new multimillion-pound sponsor of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

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