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FT to reveal first design overhaul in seven years

The Financial Times is set to unveil its first design refresh in seven years tomorrow, created for easier navigation and to better complement its digital brand extensions.

 

Things we like: Stylist publishing a £600k fashion special

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 12 September, and one thing we didn't...

 

Guardian launches three-tier membership scheme

The Guardian has launched a membership scheme costing up to £60 per month in a bid to better engage with its expanding global readership, and also to create a new revenue stream.

 

Metro devotes issue and ads to rainbow laces campaign

Metro, the city-centric newspaper, today devoted its entire issue to supporting Paddy Power and Stonewall's campaign against homophobia in football, and ran a host of gay-friendly ads.

 

Morgan exploits gap in market for home style

The Style at Home editor tells Maisie McCabe how the IPC success story has grown from a 'cupboard project' to a magazine selling 100,000 copies a month in three years.

 

Marketers and agency leaders talk about their biggest media challenges

Media fragmentation and understanding the complex consumer journey are among the biggest challenges facing marketers and media planners today, according to judges for the Newsworks Planning Awards 2014.

 

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.

 

The Times releases Unquiet Film about Syria kidnapping

The Times has launched a further instalment of its Unquiet Film Series documenting the kidnapping and return of two journalists in Syria.

 

Newsworks hires Jed Glanvill to oversee audience review

Jed Glanvill, the former chief executive of Mindshare, has been appointed to oversee the audience measurement review initiated by Newsworks.

 

Aga targets city homes with cooker campaign

Aga, the British cooker brand indelibly linked with the upper-middle classes and their country homes, has released a campaign for its city oven.

 

The BuzzFeed investment shows our industry needs to get to grips with native

The people I know in the UK media business have little time for the terms "native advertising" or "organic reach".

 

Is local TV vanity over sanity?

It's early days, but teething problems at London Live don't bode well for Jeremy Hunt's brainchild. By David Benady.

 

Quirky celebs line up for Gap's 'dress normal' campaign

Anjelica Huston and other celebrities known for having a comfortable and unique style form the backbone of Gap's autumn campaign.

 

Things we like: Collaboration between Hearst and Global and The Sun and Google, and free Wi-Fi on buses

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 15 August, and one thing we didn't...

 

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.

 

My Media Week: Jerry Wright

We catch up with Jerry Wright, chief executive of ABC, as he oversees the Consumer Magazine Report and makes his guest cricketing debut as MediaTel take on Kantar.

 

Paddy Power 'mass debater' ad cleared by ad watchdog

Paddy Power's "mass debater" ad that was published ahead of the TV debates between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg has escaped censure, despite claims its allusions to masturbation were offensive.

 

Johnston Press appoints John Bills as permanent MD

Johnston Press, the owner of The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, has appointed John Bills, currently the acting group managing director, to the role on a permanent basis.

 

Adam & Eve/DDB creates Polo ad for amorous elephant

Adam & Eve/DDB has created a tactical ad for VW following this week's news that an elephant had used a Polo model to ease its sexual frustration.

 

Newspaper ABCs: Print circulations for July 2014

All national newspapers have lost circulation in the last year, but the most resilient has been News UK's paywalled The Times, according to figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

 
 

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