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Bailes and Unerman join Campaign CityLive Challenge judging panel

Darren Bailes, the executive creative director at VCCP, and Sue Unerman, the chief strategy officer at MediaCom UK, are among the judges lined up for the Campaign CityLive Challenge.

 

Aga targets city homes with cooker campaign

Aga, the British cooker brand indelibly linked with the upper-middle classes and their country homes, has released a campaign for its city oven.

 

Time to think about DOOH

Thinking about the evolving role of digital out-of-home and where it sits in the complex multiscreening planning environment throws up some powerful possibilities.

 

Lucozade pumps £2m into sweetening low-sugar lemonade

Lucozade, the soft drink brand, is putting nearly £2 million into advertising its new reduced sugar energy drink, targeting an older demographic.

 

E-cigarette poster ad banned on race and age grounds

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a poster by the e-cigarette company Nicofresh after complaints that it was offensive on the grounds of race and age.

 

Ocean Outdoor buys Signature Outdoor in £15m deal

Ocean Outdoor has bought the West Midlands-based outdoor media owner Signature Outdoor in a deal estimated to be worth £15 million.

 

Media Week Awards 2014 shortlist

The shortlist for October's Media Week Awards 2014 can now be revealed, and following more competition and entries than ever before, all the companies to have made the cut have reason to celebrate.

 

The Q2 Rajars show a high point for good old talk radio

Today's Q2 Rajar results highlight several success stories for commercial and public radio, not least the popularity of talk radio, says Michael Williamson, head of radio, Amplifi at Carat.

 

Rajar Q2 2014: commercial radio makes gains on BBC

Commercial radio reported a slight rise in listeners in the second quarter of 2014, while the BBC stations posted slight falls overall, according to the latest Rajar audience figures.

 

Things we like: Jon Snow, Good Housekeeping, robust outdoor

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 1 August, and one thing we didn't...

 

Record entries for Media Week Awards 2014: meet the judges

This year's Media Week Awards have attracted a record number of 563 entries from the UK's most innovative media companies.

 

Outdoor grows 6.4% to £258.8m in Q2

The UK's outdoor advertising industry returned to growth in the second quarter of 2014, propelled by transport and digital spend, according to new figures from the Outdoor Media Centre today.

 

Ocean announces judging panel for Art of Outdoor 2014 competition

Top creative and media stars, including Dare's Sean Thomson, M&C Saatchi's Elspeth Lynn and Robert Ffitch of MGOMD, have joined the judging panel for the annual Art of Outdoor digital competition.

 

Outdoor Plus expands portfolio as part of £10m investment

Out-of-home specialist Outdoor Plus has launched two new sites, adding to its portfolio and has announced a £10m investment package for 2014.

 

Make an emotional impact

Brilliant technology. Brilliantly used. That, in a nutshell, is what digital out of home is all about.

 

Jonathan Bevan departs Clear Channel

Jonathan Bevan, the president for Europe, Australia and New Zealand at Clear Channel, has left the outdoor specialist after 16 years.

 

Virgin Holidays launches digital Caribbean push

Virgin Holidays has launched a series of online videos supported by social media to back its summer campaign entitled 'The Caribbean Has Got it Covered'.

 

CBS Outdoor acquires Van Wagner in $690m deal

Van Wagner, the outsize US poster company, has sold its billboard business to CBS Outdoor in a $690 million (£404 million) deal.

 

Errol Baran departs Clear Channel as part of senior restructure

Errol Baran, the managing director of Clear Channel's Storm Digital project, has left his role, following a wider senior management restructure instigated by the outdoor media owner's new chief executive, Andrew Morely.

 

Samsung celebrates Prince George's birthday

Samsung has created an outdoor campaign to coincide with the first birthday of the future monarch, Prince George, featuring pictures of another baby George.

 
 

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