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TfL launches selfie campaign to encourage people to get home safely

Transport for London has created a hard-hitting multimedia campaign to raise awareness of the risks of using illegal minicabs.

 

Things we like: Kinetic on Tour

Kinetic s chief executive, Stuart Taylor, led a team of 40 cyclists from across the media industry in its seventh annual bike ride in aid of Alzheimer s Society. Hardy souls from Clear Channel, Primesight, JCDecaux and WPP agencies joined Kinetic for...

 

You don't need a filter to see the opportunities that lie beneath Instagram

Imagine launching a media network in the UK using only images, and with no indication about how much it costs to advertise or how many people you can reach. Welcome to the age of Instagram. The international roll-out of an ad service on Facebook s ...

 

NRS steps into future with focus on mobile

The inclusion of mobile readership figures has shown the true reach of news and magazine brands, Arif Durrani writes.

 

Sorrell warns of Scotland becoming an 'outlier' and the UK 'diminished' by a Yes vote

If Scotland votes yes to independence tomorrow, its major cities would become outliers, London will become more of a competitor for business and the remaining UK will be diminished, warned Martin Sorrell, chief executive and founder of WPP.

 

Tech viewpoint on the iPhone 6

If you were not ready to join the tech crowd camping out outside the Apple Store for the iPhone 6 launch this week, here is a look at what it could offer advertisers across the paid, owned and earned spectrum.

 

The rear of the Apple Watch is more interesting than the face

Justin Billingsley, chief operating officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Saatchi & Saatchi, and the former Orange brand director, reviews the launch news from Apple and looks at the growing power of content.

 

Apple unveils 'biggest advancement in the iPhone' and 'Apple Watch'

Apple has announced the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in what it believes is its "biggest advancement in the iPhone".

 

IPC Media rebrands as Time Inc UK to 'foster greater collaboration'

Time Inc is rebranding its wholly-owned magazine publishing arm IPC Media to Time Inc UK, as part of a move to "foster greater collaboration" between its UK and US operations.

 

What have you missed this summer?

It feels like people have switched off more than ever this summer, so here's your brief digest on what you might have missed.

 

MIG's Barry Houlihan launches BreatheSport social network

BreatheSport, a social network where fans can interact with sporting celebrities, launches in beta today.

 

London Live to move closer to Evening Standard

The channel says a repositioning will boost viewing figures that have been held back by Barb's system.

 

Three ways European companies can learn from mistakes in the US

Nathan Weyer, the incoming managing director, Europe at the digital agency Huge, explains how European companies can learn from their US counterparts and transform into digital-first companies.

 

Nial Ferguson stripped of MD role in Future restructure

Future, the consolidating international media group, has unveiled its new executive management team under chief executive Zillah Byng-Maddick.

 

Buzzfeed appoints Greg Coleman as president

Buzzfeed, the expanding news and entertainment site, has appointed former Huffington Post and Yahoo leader, Greg Coleman, as president.

 

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox withdraws £80bn bid for Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has withdrawn its $80 billion takeover offer for US entertainment giant Time Warner, blaming an inability to engage with its board and a fall in its own share value since tabling the offer.

 

Martin Sorrell joins IAB Engage 2014 line-up

WPP's Martin Sorrell will be joining leaders from Brave, Contagious and Facebook at this year's Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) event in London.

 

Media Week Awards 2014 shortlist

The shortlist for October's Media Week Awards 2014 can now be revealed, and following more competition and entries than ever before, all the companies to have made the cut have reason to celebrate.

 

Unicef seeks shop for 'Children in Danger' brief

Unicef is looking for an agency to handle a UK brief that aims to drive awareness of its work, leading to increased fundraising.

 

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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