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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%).

 

Trinity Mirror's Wildman poaches Yahoo's Piers North

Trinity Mirror has poached Piers North from Yahoo to take the new role of digital strategy director at the national and regional newspaper publisher.

 

Things we like: UM creating Jack Rocks, Netflix push, Boris and News UK

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

 

Guardian takes a punt on membership model

Does the title's solution to monetising its readership while preserving open journalism stack up? Arif Durrani investigates.

 

MailOnline's £60m target on track as US site overtakes UK

MailOnline is now attracting more monthly unique browsers from its US operation than the UK, helping to keep its target of generating £60 million from advertising for the year on track.

 
 

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