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Media Week Awards 2014 celebrates outstanding talent and creativity

The UK's vibrant commercial media sector celebrated the year's best work at the Media Week Awards last night, attended by 1,400 executives from agencies, media owners, advertisers and production companies.

 

Guardian wins Sales Team of the Year 2014

The Guardian has won Media Week's Sales Team of the Year in 2014 after a series of brave initiatives, new partnerships and strategic hires that have served to reinvigorate the news brand.

 

It was the press wot won it for the 'No' vote

News UK's leader thinks the result of the Scottish referendum shows the enduring power of the press. By Arif Durrani.

 

Things we like: C4 raising £14.5 million

Channel 4 s Stand Up To Cancer telethon for Cancer Research UK smashed all expectations, raising more than 14.5 million since the 17 October event. Davina McCall (pictured), Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen hosted a star-studded evening to raise ...

 

Johnston Press appoints BBC's Terry McGrath as brand director

Johnston Press has appointed the BBC marketer Terry McGrath to the newly created role of senior director of brand and product marketing.

 

Publishers name date for audience measurement RFP

Timings of the review of audience measurement for published media brands have been announced, with the aim of introducing a new system by early 2016.

 

Things we like: ITV2 giving young people a shot at advertising

We all know the dangers of a one-dimensional workforce, so full credit to ITV2 for appointing Commercial Break to respond to a youth-focused brief. The not-for-profit organisation is challenging the traditional recruitment process by giving 18- to 24...

 

Guardian joins forces with Telegraph for media planning tool

Guardian News and Media (GNM) and Telegraph Media Group (TMG) have formed a ground-breaking partnership to launch a combined version of the Audiences not Platforms cross-platform planning tool.

 

Auckland poaches Metro's Karen Wall as executive director for ESI

Steve Auckland, the newly appointed group chief executive of ESI Media, has hired Metro leader, Karen Wall, as executive director for the group behind the Independent, Evening Standard and London Live news brands.

 

My Media Week: Rosemary Gorman

This week, Rosemary Gorman, group advertisement director, Mail Newspapers, prepares for the annual sales conference in Scotland and gets caught in an uncompromising position by the CMO.

 

Addison Lee campaign highlights business-class status

Addison Lee positions itself as the business-class taxi service in a new campaign designed to separate the company from rivals, including Uber.

 

Publishers keep tabs on Google's latest skirmish

Could the tech company's escalating wrangle with German newspapers impact the UK industry, David Benady asks.

 

Wildman is bringing some much-needed optimism back to the press industry

"We finally have milk in the kitchen," a Trinity Mirror sales executive says; three months into his role of chief revenue officer, James Wildman is starting to make an impact.

 

Things we like: C4's hard-hitting best, Pride of Britain, Asimo coming to UK

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 10 October, and one thing we didn't...

 

Trinity Mirror is looking up as Wildman settles in

The publisher is getting its sales house in order thanks to the positive guile of its chief revenue officer, Arif Durrani says.

 

Ofcom green-lights London Live's request to cut local TV content

Ofcom has accepted ESTV's second, watered-down request to reduce the number of local tv repeats in its programming commitments for the London Live TV licence.

 

Channel 5's record figures lift Northern & Shell into profit

Northern & Shell, the owner of Express Newspapers and OK magazine, reported a pre-tax profit of £43.9 million in 2013, up from £20.1 million pre-tax loss in 2012 after record figures at Channel 5.

 

Things we like: Sky's #SOHK, RAB MIDASplus and Sunday Times Business at 50

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 3 October, and one thing we didn't...

 

Warehouse names Sunshine as agency of record

Warehouse, the fashion retailer, has appointed Sunshine as its creative agency of record, without a pitch.

 

Newspaper ABCs: Digital figures for August 2014

MailOnline continues to lead the websites for the UK's national newspapers, with more than 11.3 million daily unique browsers in August, while the biggest risers year on year are sites for the Metro (175%) and the Mirror (99%).

 
 

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