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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.

 

Financial Times promotes Jon Slade to MD of B2C products

The Financial Times has internally announced commercial director Jon Slade will become managing director of its business to consumer operations.

 

Samsung becomes first Our Story sponsor on Snapchat

Snapchat, the mobile app that lets users share photos and videos, allowed advertising on its Our Story feature for the first time over the weekend.

 

In pictures: Campaign Media Awards 2014

More than 550 leaders from media agencies, media owners and advertisers celebrated creativity in the media business at the Campaign Media Awards, held at the London Hilton on Wednesday 19 October.

 

Q&A: Tremor Video chief talks online video advertising

The rise of online video is only set to continue as it is inherently easier to sell than copy alone, says Bill Day, chief executive of Tremor Video as he discusses the future of TV vs video advertising

 

Tesco Clubcard uses Twitter to pick out Christmas gift ideas

Tesco Clubcard has launched a Twitter campaign that helps Christmas shoppers find gifts that "won't break the bank".

 

Entries open for Brand Republic Digital Awards 2015

The Brand Republic Digital Awards 2015 are officially open for entries and feature four new categories: Content Marketing; Best Use of Data in a Marketing Campaign; Digital Out of Home and International.

 

Tech viewpoint on mobile post-production

Marketing is in a golden age of content creation. Apps are smarter, devices are more powerful and people have unlocked their dormant storytelling capabilities through a world littered with creative platforms. We re moving into the era of polished c...

 

How James Connelly became a mobile multimillionaire

It wasn't so long ago that James Connelly was cold-calling potential clients from the directory. Now he is celebrating the big-money sale of his business, Fetch, to Dentsu Aegis Network. Arif Durrani reports

 

Is transparency still a concern for advertisers?

Agency trading desks remain an issue for many clients, but are their fears misplaced? Arif Durrani investigates.

 

The media story behind the festive magic of Monty

Who would have thought we'd all be talking about the arrival of a flightless bird native to Antarctica in the run-up to Christmas 2014?

 

Yahoo to acquire BrightRoll for $640m

Yahoo is to acquire BrightRoll, the programmatic video advertising platform, for $640 million (£402.7 million) in cash.

 

Channel 5 helps Viacom achieve record viewers for MTV EMA's 20th birthday

Channel 5 helped the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) attract its highest TV audience of more than 2.3 million in the UK on Sunday for the event's 20th anniversary.

 

How the UK is leading the way in brand safety online

The news last month that Yahoo, AOL and Google's DoubleClick have joined Microsoft in the fight against online ad misplacement by having their ad serving processes certified by JICWEBS, further underlines how the UK leads the way in safety online, sa...

 

Radio influence grows for UK advertisers

The latest Rajar results show the UK radio industry to be in great shape and should serve as a great wake-up call to advertisers, says Simon Kilby, head of marketplace at Bauer Media.

 

Newsworks Planning Awards 2014 shortlist

The Newsworks Planning Awards attracted a record 85 entries from 16 agencies this year, including Manning Gottlieb OMD, MediaCom, OMD UK, Mindshare, Initiative and PHD.

 

Facebook app plans will test publishers' resolve

Publishers must decide whether they want to play ball with the social network's content plans, David Benady writes.

 

TV remains top dog for brands going into 2015

As 2014 hurtles towards its finale, all advertising data points to a year of two halves - part-fuelled, aptly enough, by football.

 

All I want for Christmas is a mobile masterpiece

The creative bar must be raised if mobile is to deliver a truly great campaign this December, Greg Grimmer argues.

 

Why the days of Mail Online could well be numbered

At the start of the year, I was advised by a senior press leader to "keep my eyes on Northcliffe House" - words that have served me well in 2014.

 
 

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