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Johnston Press hires creative and sales directors

Johnston Press has appointed Andrew Cunning, the creative director at Harper Collins Publishers, as chief creative officer and hired Liam Reynolds to lead its national ad sales.

 

News UK appoints Omnicom's Chris Amor as trading director

News UK Commercial has hired Omnicom Media Group's Chris Amor to replace Matt Shreeve as the publishing group's trading director.

 

Carat hires Sally Silver as head of govt media team

Carat has appointed Sally Silver, M4C's head of digital, to head up its government media team following the account's move into the Dentsu Aegis Network.

 

Alan Rusbridger to step down as editor-in-chief of Guardian

Alan Rusbridger will step down as editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media in the summer of 2015, ending 20 years as one of the UK's most influential and outspoken editorial leaders.

 

My Media Week: Lucy Sinclair

This week, Lucy Sinclair, chief marketing officer, Johnston Press is inspired by fearless innovation in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

 

'Misleading' Virgin Media ads banned after BT complaint

BT has successfully appealed for six Virgin Media ads to be banned by the ASA, for being misleading.

 

ZenithOptimedia forecasts 6% adspend growth in 2015

ZenithOptimedia has forecast the UK's measured advertising expenditure increased 5 per cent in 2014, and is set to grow a further 6 per cent in 2015.

 

Things we like: Condé Nast getting technical, News and mags mobile boost and Digital radio at Christmas

Cond Nast getting technical Cond Nast is pulling out all the stops for the UK launch of the tech news site Ars Technica (from Latin for the "art of technology"). It s the first UK launch since it imported Wired in April 2009. You could be forgi...

 

The Times and Sunday Times become profitable for first time in 13 years

Times Newspapers, home of The Times and Sunday Times, has reported a profit of £1.7 million in its last financial year, its first in 13 years.

 

Winners of the Newsworks Planning Awards 2014

The winners have been announced for this year's Newsworks 2014 Planning Awards, chosen by a jury of 16 client and agency judges, led by Amanda Rendle, global head of marketing at HSBC.

 

The Money Shop launches 'empathetic' TV ad

The Money Shop, the loans company, is advertising its new loan product with an ad that explains how it can help people afford everyday items.

 

Brands promote Black Friday with press ads

Currys PC World, Asda, Very, Littlewoods, Boots, BT and Argos have all launched Black Friday ads today.

 

Things we like: The Times in Homeland, Peter Jackson turns to Empire, and what your newspaper says about you

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 28 November, and one thing we didn't...

 

Slade shifts focus to put customers first at the FT

The managing director of the FT's B2C division will be sad to leave the sales world behind, David Benady writes.

 

'Customers will pay for digital content' as subscribers reach 225,000, says The Sun editor

The Sun, News UK's tabloid, has reported its number of digital subscribers has more than doubled to almost 250,000, less than 15 months after erecting a paywall around its content.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Mindshare's Huddle 2014 widens media horizons

From creativity of the human brain to a sports brand launch, the key word at the event is collaboration. By David Benady.

 

Things we like: Sunday Times' Waitrose ad, Nick Milligan golf day, Radio's award

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 19 November, and one thing we didn't...

 

Johnston Press, Local World and Newsquest unite for 1XL digital sell

Local media owners, Johnston Press, Local World and Newsquest, have formed a partnership to create a nationwide digital advertising proposition called 1XL.

 
 

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