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By any measure, 2013 has failed to meet expectations. Following the once-in-a-lifetime highs of London 2012, this was tipped to be a rather uneventful 12 months.
Bauer Media is putting Will Ferrell, who plays Ron Burgundy in the Anchor Man movies, on the cover or its January 2014 issue which launches tomorrow (5 December).
Things we like this week include Austin, Texas sponsoring next year's NME Awards, Havas Media Group launching Down Under and ITV and News UK picking up the Champions League highlights.
Bauer Media has hired the former Naked Communications global chief executive Richard Dunmall in the new role of managing director of advertising.
More than 600 executives attended the Campaign Media Awards last week to celebrate the best commercial media campaigns and initiatives in what has been another whirlwind year for the industry.
Hearst Magazines UK has today announced chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine will be leaving for French media company Vivendi, despite issuing an outright denial of his move only last week.
Unless more digital publishers start implementing a mobile site strategy, Google's going to start to penalising them in natural search rankings, believes Vibrant Media's Fiona Salmon.
The Radio Times 2005 cover featuring a Dalek from 'Doctor Who' has been chosen as the best magazine cover of the last century by The Professional Publishers Association, after a nine-month online vote.
Hearst Magazines UK has dismissed rumours that its chief executive Arnuad de Puyfontaine is set to leave to take the helm of French media company Vivendi.
Bauer Media is launching a media brand for ABC1 women in their twenties in February 2014.
Glamour UK publisher Condé Nast has announced that Jamie Jouning, director of Condé Nast Digital, will replace Simon Kippin as publishing director when Kippin retires in March 2014.
More than 600 media and marketing executives will attend this year's Campaign Media Awards at the London Hilton next week.
Radio Times, the 90 year old TV and radio listings magazine, has launched its first iPad app, containing all of the week's television, radio and on-demand programmes, as well as exclusive interviews.
Media buying is certainly not a piece of cake. But can agencies cook a cake?
Things we like also include Yahoo!'s new comedy and NME joining forces with Sony Music.
Condé Nast's Glamour magazine will launch a larger format for its March 2014 fashion special, breaking away from its distinctive "handbag size" for the first time.
Hearst Magazines UK has announced it has taken "decisive action" to close Zest, its women's health and beauty magazine, with immediate effect.
Time Out magazine is today taking over London's Covent Garden for four days of reader events, including an issue being put together live.
Also includes Amscreen's five-year partnership with Tesco and predictable politicians taking shots at the BBC.
Conde Nast's British GQ magazine celebrates its 25th anniversary in its December issue, which is reported to be its biggest issue for advertising revenues to-date.
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