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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).

 

Bloomberg appoints Matt Teeman as commercial director EMEA

Bloomberg Media has appointed former DMG Media and BBC Magazines leader Matt Teeman as its commercial director in Europe, Media East and Africa.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock helps BBC Worldwide return £173.8m to BBC

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, generated sales of £1.04bn in the year to 31 March, propelled by the international licensing of top shows Sherlock, Top of the Lake and Doctor Who.

 

NRS is ready to build for a new future: Calls for 'media producers' to be differentiated from aggregators

Following Campaign's revelation that the NPA has started a review of its requirements for audience measurement this month, Simon Redican, chief executive of the National Readership Survey explains why after a 56 year partnership, the company welcomes...

 

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.

 

News brands are keen to set the agenda, but it is a time for collaboration

"The NRS in its current form no longer serves newspaper needs." Not my words but those of Bob Hulks, the ex-independent chairman of the Newspaper Publishers Association Review Group, speaking at the Media Research Group conference back in 1998.

 

Steve Auckland becomes CEO of Independent and Evening Standard operations

Metro's managing director Steve Auckland has been named as the new chief executive of the Independent and Evening Standard newsbrands and extensions, including London Live.

 

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...

 

Yahoo's Mayer: 'We are not satisfied with our Q2 results'

Two years after Marissa Mayer became chief executive at Yahoo, sluggish advertising revenues still continue to dog the internet company, leading to its worst quarterly performance since she took over.

 

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.

 

Brazil's shock World Cup exit attracts TV peak of 14m and record 35.6m tweets

Brazil's spectacular exit from the Fifa World Cup 2014 last night attracted a peak audience for the BBC of 14 million, and generated a record number of tweets for a single sporting event.

 

Carla Buzasi leaves HuffPo UK for WGSN

Huffington Post UK's founding editor-in-chief, Carla Buzasi, is leaving the site three years after its launch to take on a new global role at Top Right Group's fashion portal WGSN.

 

Will Amazon Fire impact media on the high street?

Can Amazon's first smartphone and its intriguing shopping function disrupt the marketplace, David Benady asks.

 

The new normal is now upon us, and the Financial Times is feeling confident

Take a look around you. For the first time in more than five years, this is the new normal for businesses in the UK.

 

Twitter's UK leader: Media Week Awards 2014 captures 'thrilling evolution' of market

Final entries for this year's Media Week Awards, the biggest night of the year for the British media industry, must be submitted by Thursday (3 July) to qualify.

 

Fetch hires first creative director

Fetch, the mobile agency, has hired Paul-Eric Lefebvre as its first creative director for its London office.

 

Fifa World Cup breaks TV records around the world

Roy Hodgson's England football team may have squashed hopes of historic TV sporting highs in the UK, but elsewhere the Fifa World Cup coverage from Brazil is setting TV viewing records in 2014.

 

Things We Like: EE's Glasto Wi-Fi freebie

The Glastonbury Festival partner EE has promised free Wi-Fi for all revellers. Inspired by the dairy herd at Worthy Farm, each 4G Wi-Fi hotspot takes the form of a life-size, fibreglass cow. They will bring a superfast broadband experience to the rur...

 

HuffPost's Maymann sets sights on world domination

The Huffington Post's chief executive believes its alternative business model will keep the brand ahead of traditional publishers. By Arif Durrani.

 

Huffington Post in talks to land programming deal with Vice Media

The Huffington Post is in talks with Vice Media to create compelling destination video content for HuffPost Live and beyond.

 
 

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