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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: Snow damning Gaza killings

As "churnalism" and brand journalism grows, the media outlets with a real point of difference stand out a mile. And so it was with Channel 4 News and the presenter Jon Snow, who spoke openly about the human tragedy behind the politics in Gaza. His ...

 

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.

 

Australian office OOH media company buys out ECNLive

Executive Channel International (ECI), the Australian out-of-home company, has entered the European market by acquiring the office digital display network ECNLive.

 

Big Bus Challenge opens for entries

The Big Bus Challenge, the contest that rewards outstanding bus advertising, opens for entries this week.

 

Gregory has ambitious plans for Exterion Media

Three days into his role as the international chief executive of Exterion Media - the company known as CBS Outdoor until January - Shaun Gregory is already a bit bored of the obvious questions.

 

World Cup roundup: integrated campaigns were the tournament's real winners

Richard Simkins, the innovations director at Talon Outdoor, explains how the World Cup showed investing exclusively in social networking may be a strategy of diminishing returns.

 

Team Sky cheers on its team through London

Team Sky encouraged its riders through targeted outdoor ads as the Tour de France cyclists passed through east London.

 

Vodafone to create play from tweets

Raúl Arévalo, the Spanish actor, is to create a play from tweets suggested by members of the public, as part of Vodafone's Firsts initiative.

 

Twitter's UK leader: Media Week Awards 2014 captures 'thrilling evolution' of market

Final entries for this year's Media Week Awards, the biggest night of the year for the British media industry, must be submitted by Thursday (3 July) to qualify.

 

The Art of Outdoor digital competition 2014 opens for entries

Ocean Outdoor, the premium digital out of home media owner, and Brand Republic have launched their annual competition to discover the best creative work in DOOH advertising.

 
 

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