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Sorrell warns of Scotland becoming an 'outlier' and the UK 'diminished' by a Yes vote

If Scotland votes yes to independence tomorrow, its major cities would become outliers, London will become more of a competitor for business and the remaining UK will be diminished, warned Martin Sorrell, chief executive and founder of WPP.

 

Private Hear: September 2014

Paul Domenet, founding partner and executive creative director, Johnny Fearless and Vicki Maguire, deputy executive creative director, Grey London gave us their take on a selection of ads from the month just gone.

 

Things we like: 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy

Sky 1 s series sees the Irish radio and TV personality Baz Ashmawy (pictured) take his pensioner mother on a global quest to do dangerous activities, such as participate in a drug raid and a skydive. This is not an attempt by Ashmawy to kill his moth...

 

Former FT chief executive Rona Fairhead hired as BBC Trust chairman

Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is set to become the next BBC Trust chairman.

 

Paddy McGuinness joins Bauer Radio for Sunday morning show

Bauer Media has hired Paddy McGuinness, the host of ITV's 'Take Me Out', to present a Sunday show across its radio stations in the North of England and Scotland.

 

Experian signs first AFP deal with LBC

Experian, the credit score information company, has signed a six-figure deal with LBC, Global Radio's national speech station, for its first ad-funded radio show.

 

Things we like: Downton Abbey/WaterAid tie-up

The inclusion of a plastic bottle of water in the publicity shots for the new series of ITV's Downton Abbey sent social media into overdrive.

 

Leo Burnett wins most creative radio ad with Homebase

Leo Burnett's radio ad for Homebase was the most creative of those tested by the Radio Advertising Bureau in the first half of 2014.

 

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.

 

BBC iPlayer usage up 9% as TV on demand increases

A shocking BBC Three drama, David Beckham, 'EastEnders' and the World Cup helped the BBC iPlayer report 260 million requests in June, up 9% on the same month last year.

 

Richard Dunmall: 'It's a good day for the future of the radio industry'

On the day Rajar results show that 36.8% of radio listening in the UK is now happening via a digital device, Bauer Media's group managing director of advertising, Richard Dunmall believes its time 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: Chris Evans attracts all time radio high of 9.91m listeners

Radio 2 breakfast show DJ Chris Evans achieved an industry record number of listeners during the second quarter of 2014, attracting 9.91 million listeners a week.

 

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.

 

Howard Bareham leaves Mindshare for UTV Media after 15 years

Howard Bareham, the head of radio at Mindshare and GroupM, is to take the role of commercial development director at UTV Media (GB) ending 15 years at the WPP agency.

 

Does radio need another digital multiplex?

Is there demand among advertisers and listeners for the pending second national DAB multiplex, Arif Durrani asks.

 

Things We Like: George Clooney's spat with the Daily Mail

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 18 July, and one thing we didn't...

 

Absolute Radio signs Rob Beckett

Rob Beckett, the comedian, is to present a Sunday instalment of Absolute Radio's 'Rock N Roll Football' from August, beefing up the station's football and comedy offering.

 

Bauer Radio and UTV Media bid to operate new digital multiplex

Bauer Radio and UTV Media have formed a partnership with the transmission company Arqiva to bid for the second national DAB multiplex.

 

Things we like: SMG taking over Turnmills, Stationer's report, Absolute Radio

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 11 July, and one thing we didn't....

 
 

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