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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.

 

Google becomes major UK advertiser after boosting spend by 50% in 2013

Google was among the UK's biggest advertisers last year, after a 50 per cent lift in total spend.

 

Nuts will soon be taken off the shelves but is already well past its sell-by date

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...

 

Conservative rising star Javid replaces Miller as culture secretary

Sajid Javid, the financial secretary to the Treasury and Conservative Party rising star, has replaced Maria Miller as culture secretary, following her resignation over an expenses row.

 

Tate & Lyle creates 'edible bank' for baking campaign

Tate & Lyle, the sugar brand, has created a "bank made of cake" to launch its latest marketing campaign, which offers funding to people who want to start baking businesses.

 

Hearst restructures sales offering to advertisers

Hearst Magazines, the publisher of Elle and Cosmopolitan, has restructured its sales department with the appointment of four client category and agency directors, and two consultant creative directors.

 

IPC prepares to close Nuts after 10 years

IPC Media is preparing to close its weekly men's magazine Nuts, and its accompanying website, 10 years after its launch shook up the UK newsstands.

 

Economist pro-fur ads stoke Peta animal rights outrage

The Economist has come under fire from the animal rights group Peta over full-page ads booked this week across its international editions for a pro-fur lobbying group.

 

Things we like: Empire editors' reunion, Johnston's taxi tie-up

Things we like this week include Empire's 25-year reunion, Johnston Press' deal with Minicabit and launches from AOL.

 

Rise of an Empire: movie mag celebrates 25 years

To mark its silver jubilee, Empire magazine's current editor, Mark Dinning, invited its previous eight editors to discuss the stars and star ratings, the covers and cock-ups that have formed part of the magazine's history.

 

Future CEO Mark Wood steps down after profit warning

Future, the media company behind T3, Cycling Plus and Total Film, has announced chief executive Mark Wood is to be replaced by current chief financial officer Zillah Byng-Maddick after warning profits would be "significantly below" market expectation...

 

Future merges central and digital agency teams

Future, the publisher of T3, Simply Knitting and Total Guitar, has restructured its senior advertising team to combine its central agency line-up and digital agency team into a single unit.

 

WAN-IFRA: Actions in UK have placed press freedom 'under threat worldwide'

Attempts by the British government to influence the media and "dictate what is in the public interest" have global ramifications for an independent press, and are already being used by repressive regimes to excuse their own practices, is the damning ...

 

Haymarket launches Forever Sports magazine

Haymarket Network, the contract publishing arm of Haymarket Media Group, has launched Forever Sports, the biggest new men's magazine to hit the newsstand in a decade.

 

Things we like: Lego bedroom makeovers, free Getty and HotHot launch

Things we like this week include Titan magazine's Star Wars contest, Getty goes free, and the launch of HotHot magazine.

 

Vogue's Quinn digs in his spurs for the next battle

The veteran publishing director of Condé Nast's most successful magazine is proof that print still has lead in its pencil. By Louise Ridley.

 

IPC Media holds CRM pitch

IPC Media, the publisher of Ideal Home and NME, is on the hunt for an agency to handle its customer acquisition and retention account.

 

Vogue models hit Piccadilly screens

Condé Nast's Vogue has launched a three minute creative campaign of models across Storm's iconic One Piccadilly site today, to promote its April issue.

 

Brands are missing the silver surfer opportunity

Evidence builds that mature consumers are more tech-savvy and less brand-loyal than brands thought. By Arif Durrani.

 
 

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