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WPP posts 3 per cent rise in third-quarter revenue

WPP's third-quarter revenues rose 3.1 per cent to £2.8 billion, according to the company's trading report.

 

Channel 4 expands interactive ads to mobile

Channel 4 has expanded its interactive ad formats to tablet and mobile devices.

 

DMG names Charlie Cox as Metro MD

DMG Media has appointed Charlie Cox as the managing director of Metro Newspapers, which sees him replace Steve ­Auckland.

 

Guardian's David Pemsel on 20 years of waiting

David Pemsel, deputy chief executive of The Guardian, celebrated the end of the newspaper's 20-year wait to win Sales Team of the Year at the Media Week Awards, fending off competition from all the other media owners in the UK.

 

My Media Week: Mauricio Sabogal

This week, Mauricio Sabogal, global CEO, Kinetic Worldwide, takes in late night Sumo, pro-democracy protests and Bangkok taxi chaos as he reviews OOH plans across markets.

 

Award-winning Lego ad break 'died about four times during the process'

The importance of nurturing a creative idea was highlighted at the Media Week Awards last week, when the PHD team and the Warner Bros marketing director behind the much-acclaimed Lego ad break admitted it almost never made it to the screen.

 

OMD retains Eurotunnel media business

OMD has retained the pan-European media business for Eurotunnel, the owner of the Channel Tunnel and the accompanying rail service, ending a 260 day pitch process.

 

YouTube's Susan Wojcicki hints at ad-free subscription service

Google's YouTube is in the early stages of developing an advertising-free subscription service for online video, according to chief executive Susan Wojcicki.

 

Facebook reports mobile now generating two-thirds of all ad revenue

Facebook advertising revenues hit $3.2bn (£1.98bn) in Q3, with profits up 90% year on year to $806m but admitted that its expenses would rocket as much as 75% in 2015.

 

Sky invests £7m in YouTube network for millennials

BSkyB has invested $7 million (£4.3 million) in Whistle Sports, an American youth-focused YouTube sports network.

 

HSBC launches Anyone's Game golf campaign

HSBC presents golf without the elitism in a campaign to mark its sponsorship of the game.

 

The Radio Advertising Bureau hires Lucy Barrett

The Radio Advertising Bureau has hired Lucy Barrett, the communications director at JWT, as client director.

 

MEC wins The Gym Group media account

The Gym Group, the budget gym operator, has appointed MEC as its media agency.

 

Tiffany & Co hires MEC for $100m global media

Tiffany & Co has appointed MEC to its $100 million (£62 million) media planning and buying account, following a competitive pitch.

 

Q magazine joins forces with Absolute Radio for CD of bands

The synergies within Bauer Media's newly expanded music portfolio are starting to be realised, with monthly music magazine Q partnering with Absolute Radio to create a CD featuring some of the biggest names in live music.

 

Media Week Awards 2014 video: The biggest night of the year in 155 seconds

Footage from last week's Media Week Awards 2014 extravaganza, including interviews with some of the big winners on the night The Guardian, Maxus and PHD.

 

Enjoyed getting an hour back on Sunday? You'll get years back if you stop smoking, says charity

Quit, the anti-smoking charity, shows people how much longer they would live if they gave up the habit in a campaign to coincide with the end of British Summer Time.

 

BSkyB chief Jeremy Darroch's pay slumps by 70%

Jeremy Darroch, the chief executive of BSkyB, took home £4.9 million in the 12 months to the end of June 2014, less than a third of the £17 million he was paid a year earlier.

 

GMG chief Andrew Miller calls on 'dominant' BBC to share content with competitors

Andrew Miller, the chief executive of Guardian Media Group, has urged the BBC to allow newspapers access to raw news feeds and to tap into its back catalogue.

 

Media Week Awards 2014 celebrates outstanding talent and creativity

The UK's vibrant commercial media sector celebrated the year's best work at the Media Week Awards last night, attended by 1,400 executives from agencies, media owners, advertisers and production companies.

 
 

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