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Mail Online ads up 49% to generate third of Daily Mail's ad revenues

Growth in digital ad revenues at Mail Online more than offset falls at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday newspapers in the last quarter, generating a third of the newsbrand's ad revenues at £15m.

 

Twitter's latest big idea: focus on the small talk

The World Cup is now over, but people are Tweeting about everyday life. Should brands join in, David Benady asks.

 

The first World Cup to go viral - thanks to old and new media convergence

The best World Cup in living memory, despite the inevitable disappointment of England's early departure, beautifully showcased the convergence of "old" and "new" media, where the quality of the football was matched by the entertainment experience.

 

Old faces bid for control of new media economy

Power plays by Rupert Murdoch and John Malone driven by threat from digital upstarts, not just egos. By Maisie McCabe.

 

Thing we like: BBC Worldwide, Tulisa relief, AOL, Sky

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 25 July, and one thing we didn't...

 

TalkTalk attracts 1.1m customers and joins Thinkbox

TalkTalk, the TV, broadband, mobile and home phone provider, has attracted 1.1 million customers to its pay-TV service, after adding 185,000 in its last quarter.

 

LinkedIn buys B2B marketing service Bizo for $175m

LinkedIn, the world's biggest online professional network service, has acquired a marketing services specialist Bizo for a reported deal valued around $175 million (£103m).

 

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'.

 

Captain Morgan Facebook ad banned for suggesting alcohol conquers boredom

Captain Morgan, the Diageo rum brand, has been forced to pull a Facebook ad after the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that it implied alcohol conquered boredom.

 

AOL UK goes fully programmatic

AOL UK is claiming an industry "milestone" after making all of its online advertising available to be traded programmatically this week.

 

Shoestrings and heartstrings: Scottish independence

How the Let's Stay Together campaign came together by MT Rainey.

 

Bloomberg appoints Matt Teeman as commercial director EMEA

Bloomberg Media has appointed former DMG Media and BBC Magazines leader Matt Teeman as its commercial director in Europe, Media East and Africa.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock helps BBC Worldwide return £173.8m to BBC

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, generated sales of £1.04bn in the year to 31 March, propelled by the international licensing of top shows Sherlock, Top of the Lake and Doctor Who.

 

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.

 

Happy birthday Mr Ad Server: the future of RTB

As the ad server turns 19 years old, John Stoneman, the interim vice president of EMEA at PubMatic, explains what advertising technology offers brands and their agencies.

 

NRS is ready to build for a new future: Calls for 'media producers' to be differentiated from aggregators

Following Campaign's revelation that the NPA has started a review of its requirements for audience measurement this month, Simon Redican, chief executive of the National Readership Survey explains why after a 56 year partnership, the company welcomes...

 

Forbes family sells Forbes Media after 97 years

The Forbes family has sold a "majority stake" in its US and global publishing company Forbes Media to a group of international investors, ending a 97-year dynasty started by Bruce Forbes.

 

Newspaper ABCs: Digital figures for June 2014

There were strong rises for many UK newspaper websites in June, led by double-digit growth for both The Telegraph and Independent sites.

 

Spotify parts ways with European leader Chris Maples

Chris Maples, vice president of Europe at Spotify, has left his role with the music company after three years, Media Week understands.

 

Internet of Things brings opportunities for brands

Advertising could appear on the new generation of connected devices, but an industry standard is needed. By David Benady.

 
 

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