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Operators prepare for quad-play showdown

As the UK telecommunications market consolidates, quad-play has become the new battleground, David Benady writes.

 

Freeman ushers in new era at Bloomberg

Arif Durrani meets the man who is helping the ambitious media company branch out of its financial heartland and into the mainstream through the launch of Bloomberg Business.

 

Bloomberg launches business hub to expand beyond the city

Bloomberg has expanded its media footprint with the launch of a new flagship media site, Bloomberg Business, designed to broaden the financial giant's remit in the business world.

 

Emily Bell: Google, Facebook and Twitter 'taking over mainstream media'

Emily Bell, the director of Columbia University's Tow Centre for digital journalism, warned the current dynamics between the press and digital "super platforms" like Google, Twitter and Facebook are "not working", when presenting The 12th annual Hugh...

 

Jam hires James Shepherd as head of mobile

Jam has appointed OgilvyOne's James Shepherd as its head of mobile to help develop its mobile strategy globally.

 

Havas partners with Facebook's Atlas for multi-device ad targeting

Havas Media Group, home to Havas Media and Arena, has formed a partnership with Facebook's Atlas to better track users and serve ads around the world, starting in the US and Western Europe.

 

Twitter buys ZipDial for $40m to aid users in emerging markets

Twitter has acquired mobile phone service ZipDial for a reported $40 million in an attempt to make the real-time social network more accessible to people in India and other emerging markets.

 

Sharon Osbourne stars in Moneysupermarket.com ad

Sharon Osbourne, the reality TV celebrity, stars in the latest Moneysupermarket.com ad, which features a man wearing tight denim shorts and heels, dancing to Pussycat Dolls.

 

Is 2015 going to be a good media year?

Given the rate of change in the industry, 2015 is as unpredictable as May's election. But optimism abounds, Arif Durrani says.

 

The year ahead for mobile

More than a channel operating in isolation, mobile is everywhere, influencing our entire lives. Now brands must exploit the blank canvas before them, James Kirkham writes.

 

Wages are on the rise at media owners

In the first part of Media Week's salary survey snapshot in association with recruiter Sylex, managing director Simon Shroot finds reason for optimism for those working at media owners.

 

CES 2015: How technology is redefining the live experience

Ensuring emerging technologies do not interfere with the "special" experience of live events requires a "delicate balance" to be struck, according to the president of the American Football team San Francisco 49ers.

 

Top 10 media buyers

1. Mark Collins Collins remains the industry s most significant media buyer following the collapse of the Publicis/Omnicom merger. The Group M operation that he spearheads still controls at least a third of all the UK s trackable media spend. He st...

 

Auto Trader to launch £6.5 million TV ad on Boxing Day

Auto Trader, the marketplace for new and used cars, is launching a £6.5 million TV campaign on Boxing Day, drawing on the different ways people look for their perfect car.

 

BT in talks to buy EE for £12.5bn

BT Group has entered into exclusive talks to buy EE from the European mobile operators Deutsche Telekom and Orange for £12.5 billion.

 

Medium of the Year 2014: Facebook

After rolling out a series of tools to collaborate with agencies better and focusing on its video ad offering, the world's biggest social network became a grown-up advertising medium in 2014.

 

Will Hayward: 'Why 2014 was such a significant year for Buzzfeed'

In a sea of change, 2014 has been a tipping point for nascent publishing business Buzzfeed, says vice president of Europe, Will Hayward.

 

Tablets set to overtake laptops as the second screen for TV viewing

Tablets, led by Apple's iPad, Samsung's Galaxy and Google's Nexus, are set to overtake laptops as the UK's most popular place to watch television and films after main TV sets, according to research from Thinkbox.

 

ZenithOptimedia forecasts 8% adspend growth in 2015

ZenithOptimedia has forecast the UK's measured advertising expenditure increased 8 per cent in 2014, and is set to grow a further 7.9 per cent in 2015.

 

BBC plots £18m media consolidation

The BBC has expanded plans to review its £5 million media account to include the planning and buying business for BBC Orchestras, BBC Worldwide, World Service and Global News.

 
 

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