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Newspaper ABCs: Guardian smashes through 100m browsers in March 2014

The Guardian reached more than 100 million monthly unique browsers for the first time in March, according to Audit Bureau of Circulations figures published today.

 

Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

On 17 March at 7.53am, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its website about an earthquake striking near the city: "A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake aftershock was reported Monday morning four miles from Westwood, according to the US Geological Su...

 

Things we like: Don Draper's final series, IAB cleans up online ads

Things we like this week include Mad Men, the IAB and the Media Week Awards 2014 co-chairs.

 

Power of newsbrands reinforced at Shift 2014

Brands continue to invest in the 'rich spectrum' offered by press, the Newsworks conference confirms. By Arif Durrani.

 

Metro launches content agency

Metro, the free newspaper, has formed an in-house creative agency called Story to meet increasing demands around content marketing.

 

Guardian hires Yahoo's Sam Coleman to lead multichannel client strategy

Guardian News & Media has hired Yahoo's Sam Coleman in the role of head of client development, and ITV's Paul Gandolfi as key client leader in sport.

 

Claudine Collins and Bruce Daisley to lead Media Week Awards 2014

Claudine Collins, managing director of MediaCom, and Bruce Daisley, managing director of Twitter UK, will take centre stage at the industry's biggest night of the year, as co-chairs of the Media Week Awards 2014.

 

Rusbridger celebrates 'Guardian at its best' ahead of Pulitzer prize

The Guardian's editor in chief Alan Rusbridger has celebrated the open culture at the publisher for making its dogged coverage of the National Security Agency's online espionage possible, ahead of being awarded the Pulitzer prize for public service j...

 

Google becomes major UK advertiser after boosting spend by 50% in 2013

Google was among the UK's biggest advertisers last year, after a 50 per cent lift in total spend.

 

Newspaper ABCs: Print circulations for March 2014

The latest circulation figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations for March 2014.

 

Telegraph's Seiken: 'I've changed an iconic institution before'

Telegraph Media Group's new editor in chief and chief content officer, Jason Seiken, further outlined his vision for the group and hailed a "golden age of journalism" at Newsworks' Shift conference yesterday.

 

The Guardian and Time Out sign up to LoveLive concert video platform

L-Platform, a cloud-based system that distributes video to channel partners, has also signed up Spotify as its brand partner.

 

Will Lebedev's London Live be a success?

One week after launch, does the media industry think the new TV channel for the capital will fly, Arif Durrani asks.

 

Virgin review shows that no account is sacrosanct

As the seemingly prosaic (but supposedly significant) Smart Meter Central Delivery Body was apparently sending gifts of Guinness, Red Bull, crisps and biscuits to the four agency consortiums that it had selected to pitch for the £85 million ad busine...

 

Things we like: Spider-Man goes Electro

Things we like this week include new outdoor advertising for the latest Spider-Man movie, Channel 4 raking in the Bafta nominations and Vines going private.

 

TMG's Seiken to instil digital-native culture

Telegraph Media Group needs to be "the polar opposite of traditional Fleet Street", with the emphasis moving from "imperial editors" to "empowering the reader", according to its editor-in-chief, Jason Seiken.

 

Conservative rising star Javid replaces Miller as culture secretary

Sajid Javid, the financial secretary to the Treasury and Conservative Party rising star, has replaced Maria Miller as culture secretary, following her resignation over an expenses row.

 

News UK acquires shopping website The Handpicked Collection

News UK continues to extend its membership benefits with the acquisition of online retailer Handpicked Companies for an undisclosed sum.

 

Rankin shoots campaign for rare disease charity

An ataxia charity has teamed up with TBWA\London and Rankin to create a print campaign that raises awareness of the rare genetic disease.

 

News UK journalists caused 'absolute mayhem' with digital data

News UK has clamped down on the digital data it releases to staff after misuse of the figures by journalists caused "absolute mayhem", according to Alan Hunter, the head of digital for The Times and The Sunday Times.

 
 

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