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Watch the first YouTube clip, nine years on

This week marks the ninth anniversary of the first clip uploaded on YouTube, a 19-second video of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

 

Yahoo hosts exclusive X-Men: Days of Future Past films

Yahoo has partnered with film distributor Twentieth Century Fox to create a global content hub on its Yahoo Movies platform for new release 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.

 

JCDecaux partners with Hachette UK for Twitter book club

JCDecaux has struck the first content partnership for its commuter book club, with publisher Hachette UK.

 

British Airways moves paid search account to Forward3D

Forward3D, the digital agency, has been appointed to handle British Airways' global paid search activity, following a pitch process run by the airline's internal marketing team.

 

Evian baby Spider-Man 'rescues' fans with Twitter answers

Evian has launched the second stage of its popular global 'Amazing Baby & Me 2' activity, which features the mini Spider-Man character solving people's dilemmas on Twitter in a campaign run through We Are Social.

 

Google's revenues climb 19% to $15.4bn in first quarter

Google's shares dropped 5% despite the company raking in revenues of $15.4bn for the first quarter, after analysts were disappointed by the pace of the company's transition in an industry increasingly dominated by mobile ads.

 

Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

On 17 March at 7.53am, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its website about an earthquake striking near the city: "A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake aftershock was reported Monday morning four miles from Westwood, according to the US Geological Su...

 

Things we like: Don Draper's final series, IAB cleans up online ads

Things we like this week include Mad Men, the IAB and the Media Week Awards 2014 co-chairs.

 

Pick of the week: The Pilion Trust, Publicis London

James Swift is impressed by The Pilion Trust's new campaign.

 

ITV and Twitter unite to usher in social TV era

Media owners hope to woo brands by bringing ITV footage to Twitter through its Amplify service, David Benady writes.

 

YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers

Google has released research on UK YouTube users for the first time.

 

Claudine Collins and Bruce Daisley to lead Media Week Awards 2014

Claudine Collins, managing director of MediaCom, and Bruce Daisley, managing director of Twitter UK, will take centre stage at the industry's biggest night of the year, as co-chairs of the Media Week Awards 2014.

 

Bauer Media restructures sales team around agencies

Bauer Media UK, home to brands including heat, Grazia, Empire, Magic and Absolute Radio, has restructured its commercial operation away from platform led sales into teams focused around clients and agency relationships.

 

Watch: Why ustwo is the 'John Lewis of digital'

Part-studio, part-agency: Scott Ewings, managing director at ustwo, explains why the company is such a good place to work.

 

IAB: ad is 'viewable' if half of it is seen for one second

The Internet Advertising Bureau UK has released guidelines for "viewable impressions" for online display ads, saying that an ad is "viewable" if half of it appears in the browser for one second.

 

Powerade launches global World Cup campaign

Powerade, the Coca-Cola-owned sports drink, has launched a global campaign with FC Barcelona player Andrés Iniesta, ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

 

Rusbridger celebrates 'Guardian at its best' ahead of Pulitzer prize

The Guardian's editor in chief Alan Rusbridger has celebrated the open culture at the publisher for making its dogged coverage of the National Security Agency's online espionage possible, ahead of being awarded the Pulitzer prize for public service j...

 

Gatwick rolls out 'guess the X-ray' competition

Gatwick Airport has today launched The X-ray Collection, a social media competition challenging people to guess the products photographed in an airport scanner.

 

iProspect appoints chief media officer among four senior hires

iProspect, the Dentsu Aegis digital and data network, has bolstered its UK team with a raft of new senior roles, including Matt Adams who will join iProspect UK as chief media officer, from DigitasLBi.

 

Unilever pilots multi-brand advertising with YouTube beauty channel

Unilever has created a YouTube channel filled with hair styling tutorials from well-known video bloggers as a platform to advertise a range of its hair brands.

 
 

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