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Carlsberg offers fans the chance to provide commentary on TalkSport

Carlsberg has launched a campaign to find a new pundit for TalkSport, who will be part of the commentary line-up for the final game of the Premier League season.

 

Punters calmed by the power of song in £2m responsible gambling campaign

The gambling industry is using a catchy ditty appropriated by ad agency The Corner from a 70s hit by Ram Jam to tell its customers to stop betting when they are throwing good money after bad.

 

First Utility launches national TV campaign with voiceover by Mark Strong

First Utility, the independent energy company, has launched a national TV campaign that explains how hard the business works to get the best prices.

 

Why media is exploring extracurricular activities

More and more media brands are reinventing themselves as education hubs - but what's in it for them? Ed Owen reports.

 

Media reacts to Charlie Hebdo attack

"Even for a hardened news man in a hardened newsroom, the mass shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is a ferociously shocking moment," said Jon Snow, presenter of Channel 4 News.

 

Wages are on the rise at media owners

In the first part of Media Week's salary survey snapshot in association with recruiter Sylex, managing director Simon Shroot finds reason for optimism for those working at media owners.

 

20th Century Fox sponsors Kiss FM UK in six-figure deal

20th Century Fox is sponsoring Kiss FM UK, the Bauer Media radio station, in a six-figure deal promoting the cinema release of 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'.

 

MBE for RAB's Mark Barber

Mark Barber, the planning director at the Radio Advertising Bureau, has received an MBE for services to commercial radio in the New Year Honours list.

 

Top 10 media buyers

1. Mark Collins Collins remains the industry s most significant media buyer following the collapse of the Publicis/Omnicom merger. The Group M operation that he spearheads still controls at least a third of all the UK s trackable media spend. He st...

 

Sharon White confirmed as Ofcom chief

Sharon White, the second permanent secretary at HM Treasury, will be the next chief executive of the broadcasting regulator Ofcom, replacing Ed Richards.

 

RAB launches app for agencies to produce demo radio ads

The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) has launched an iPhone app called Aerials EarApp, designed to enable advertising creatives to produce "demo" radio ads on their smartphone.

 

ZenithOptimedia forecasts 8% adspend growth in 2015

ZenithOptimedia has forecast the UK's measured advertising expenditure increased 8 per cent in 2014, and is set to grow a further 7.9 per cent in 2015.

 

Things we like: Condé Nast getting technical, News and mags mobile boost and Digital radio at Christmas

Cond Nast getting technical Cond Nast is pulling out all the stops for the UK launch of the tech news site Ars Technica (from Latin for the "art of technology"). It s the first UK launch since it imported Wired in April 2009. You could be forgi...

 

BBC plots £18m media consolidation

The BBC has expanded plans to review its £5 million media account to include the planning and buying business for BBC Orchestras, BBC Worldwide, World Service and Global News.

 

Arqiva Hall of Fame 2014: Whiley, Feltz, Campbell and Brazil...

The Arqiva Hall of Fame 2014, organised by The Radio Academy, will induct Jo Whiley, Vanessa Feltz, Trevor Nelson, Nicky Campbell, Pete Price, Alan Brazil and Barry Cryer into its industry honours list in 2014.

 

The end of digital doom-mongering is nigh... or is it?

Digital prophets calling the doom of the old world are well past their sell-by date, says Mark Barber, planning director at the Radio Advertising Bureau.

 

In pictures: Campaign Media Awards 2014

More than 550 leaders from media agencies, media owners and advertisers celebrated creativity in the media business at the Campaign Media Awards, held at the London Hilton on Wednesday 19 October.

 

Hammerson uses automated mechanical model to showcase Christmas gifts

Hammerson, the retail property developer, has used a 13-feet automated mechanical model to showcase the wide variety of the Christmas gifts available at its shopping centres.

 

Bauer Media repositions local radio portfolio

Bauer Media has repositioned its local radio portfolio in a bid to engage a wider audience.

 

Mother wins October Aerial Award for Ikea

Ikea's ad that featured tips on how to get a better night's sleep has won the Radio Advertising Bureau's October Aerial Award.

 
 

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