Something unexpected happened at Newsworks' Shift event last week. And it was not the news that John Lewis spends twice as much on press ads than it does on TV.More
Cast your mind back to January 2004. It was raining. Franz Ferdinand's Take Me Out was blasting from the radio, fears were mounting that Athens would not be ready in time for the summer Olympics and a new era for British magazines was heralded with t...
Some of you may have noticed: Advertising Week Europe has just hit London town. The four-day industry event bristled with energy and was far better organised in its second year - although still absolute chaos, of course.
We're in the final countdown to the launch of London Live, and I'm unashamedly banging the drum.
What do you think is the peak time for jogging in the UK? Saturday morning, perhaps, when people have more personal time. Maybe Sunday afternoons?
I recently asked an Omnicom leader: if they could work at any other agency, which would they pick? "One of the more progressive ones," I was told. "One that is culture-based and stands for something." Interestingly, the only agency cited outside of t...
In a week dominated by Facebook's staggering acquisition of WhatsApp, and the clash of tech and mobile developments at the Mobile World Congress, social and mobile are top of mind.
The evolution of the media market is again top of mind this week, as the boardroom dynamo Anna Watkins returns to the spotlight in her new role at Guardian Labs. Lightning quick, personable and full of passion, Initiative's loss definitely feels like...
If you could work for any media company in the UK, which one would you choose? It's a loaded question, revealing perceptions of an organisation's heritage, culture and future growth prospects.
Before Christmas, Mail Online, the world's biggest newspaper site, quietly began experimenting with native advertising. Its initial trial was with Marks & Spencer, but the publisher has been tight-lipped about the details.
Forget the Year of the Horse - London's mayor, Boris Johnson, this week declared 2014 to be the "Year of the Bus" in the capital. A clear threat in the glamour stakes to Rio's World Cup.
Deep breath - here we go again. The Government is in the precursory stages of the statutory review for its media buying requirements. Much has changed since the consolidation of its departmental ad budgets into Group M's purpose-built M4C in 2010.
And we're off, soon to be galloping into the Year of the Horse. Welcome to 2014. It's expected to be a tempestuous 12 months by all accounts, and the opening few days have lived up to the billing.
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