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They do exist: brand protection and enhanced creative in mobile

We are a culture of brands: personal brands being built and nurtured through social media, "selfies", and documenting life's every moment. It's become quite personal.

 

Sorrell says Publicis / Omnicom's 'merger of equals' is 'impossible'

Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, has called attempts by rival holding groups, Omnicom and Publicis Groupe to form a £23 bilion "merger of equals" "impossible".

 

Sky launches #WatchOnSky automated viewing on Twitter

Sky has started to trial its #WatchOnSky tool on Twitter, which lets customers watch or record TV programmes by simply clicking icons contained within a tweet.

 

Watch: Post Office '24-hour Property Challenge' on Channel 4

The Post Office has kicked off a '24-hour Property Challenge', exclusively within Channel 4 ad spots.

 

Guardian hires Yahoo's Sam Coleman to lead multichannel client strategy

Guardian News & Media has hired Yahoo's Sam Coleman in the role of head of client development, and ITV's Paul Gandolfi as key client leader in sport.

 

Dentsu Aegis is only media network on Government's market research roster

Dentsu Aegis, the parent network of Carat and Vizeum, has become the only media network to be appointed to the Government's market research roster which has just been announced.

 

What needs to happen for ad viewability trading to succeed?

Advertisers should feel more comfortable knowing adspend will no longer be wasted on impressions that were never seen, but it's not all good news, says Exponential's Craig Simmons.

 

Commit to authenticity to elevate your brand and inspire customers

The issue of trustworthy content, and a constant drumbeat of assertions that it must be protected at all costs, is hardly novel territory for the PR industry.

 

Zeebox app rebrands as Beamly with ambitions to be a social network for TV

Zeebox, the second-screen TV app part-owned by BSkyB, has relaunched as Beamly in an attempt to become less tech-focused and more social.

 

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.

 

Gmail's unsubscribe link and what it means for marketers

Gmail recently rolled out additional changes to its inbox that could have implications for marketers, including an unsubscribe link next to the sender's details in the head of an email.

 

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.

 

Homebase inks three-year Sky IQ deal for customer insight

Homebase has signed a three-year deal with BSkyB's customer intelligence arm Sky IQ.

 

BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music hire Somethin' Else for social media

BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music have appointed content house Somethin' Else to their social media account, to create more than 100 pieces of activity per month.

 

Shop entrances are hot spots for mobile use, says Starcom

Almost a quarter of shoppers use their mobile phones while waiting outside retail destinations, whereas only three per cent use them while looking at products, according to research from Starcom MediaVest Group.

 

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.

 

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...

 

Watch: London Live bus tours capital with giant video screen

London Live has been touring the city with a bus equipped with what the new local TV channel claims is the largest vehicular screen ever built, and the largest outdoor TV screen in the area, after Wembley Stadium's.

 

M&C Saatchi expects Walker Media to quadruple in value

M&C Saatchi expects its remaining 24.9 per cent stake in Walker Media to quadruple in value, after it sold three quarters of the business to Publicis Groupe for £36 million in November.

 
 

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