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Richard Dunmall: 'It's a good day for the future of the radio industry'

On the day Rajar results show that 36.8% of radio listening in the UK is now happening via a digital device, Bauer Media's group managing director of advertising, Richard Dunmall believes its time to celebrate.

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8 things I learnt as an IPA ad student

I recently joined hundreds of young people just starting out in the ad industry and graduating from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising's Foundation Certificate. Here are some of the top eight things I learnt.

 

Agencies need to be more creative about creativity

Tim Leake, the former global creative innovation director at technology education company Hyper Island and the SVP of growth and innovation at California-based RPA, argues that agencies need to be "more creative" about creativity.

 

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).

 

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.

 

Omnicom reports 7% rise in pre-tax profit in Q2

Omnicom Group, home to BBDO, DDB Worldwide and Omnicom Media Group, has reported a 7 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to $514.7 million for the second quarter, on the back of recovering ad markets and strong organic growth.

 

Dave Trott: Academic Advertising

Advertising is now taught as an academic subject.

 

Bravery doesn't exist in advertising

Simon Labbett, the founder and creative director at Hometown London, questions whether bravery is ever an appropriate buzzword for the ad industry.

 

The MAA view on the IPA Bellwether Report

Scott Knox, the managing director of the Marketing Agencies Associations, gives his view on the IPA Bellwether report.

 

Trading Places: this week's people moves

Wieden & Kennedy London hires creatives Danielle Noël and Thom Whitaker, and Steve Auckland becomes CEO of The Independent and Evening Standard operations, in this week's roundup of people moves in advertising, marketing and media.

 

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.

 

Big Bus Challenge opens for entries

The Big Bus Challenge, the contest that rewards outstanding bus advertising, opens for entries this week.

 

Industry boosted by rising adspend

Main media advertising and internet marketing are driving the continued rise in marketing budgets, according to the latest IPA Bellwether Report.

 

Consolidating Future secures new bank agreements to 2016

Future reports "good progress" with its transformation programme in its Interim Management Statement for the three months to June 2014, confirming the media group has secured more financial headroom following the £24 million sale of its sports and cr...

 

O2 dog turns hip hop for Big Bundles

O2 has launched the latest spot in its "be more dog" campaign, featuring the cat living like a hip hop star.

 

Tim Hipperson to become interim CEO of Weve

Weve, the mobile joint venture between EE, O2 and Vodafone, is set to appoint the former G2 Joshua and ZenithOptimedia leader, Tim Hipperson, as interim chief executive.

 

World Cup roundup: integrated campaigns were the tournament's real winners

Richard Simkins, the innovations director at Talon Outdoor, explains how the World Cup showed investing exclusively in social networking may be a strategy of diminishing returns.

 

EC suggests restrictions on online gambling advertising

The European Commission has recommended a series of measures to protect consumers from online gambling services, including ensuring that their advertising is more socially responsible.

 

Government pledges £4m to drive diversity in creative industries

Matthew Hancock, the skills minister, has pledged an additional £4 million to a major initiative from the creative industries to educate its workforce and attract new talent.

 

Lionel Messi was 'the most talked-about footballer' on social media

Argentine player Lionel Messi was the most talked-about footballer on social media during the World Cup, according to research by Hootsuite's analytics tool UberVu.

 
 

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