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Does radio need another digital multiplex?

Is there demand among advertisers and listeners for the pending second national DAB multiplex, Arif Durrani asks.


Things We Like: George Clooney's spat with the Daily Mail

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 18 July, and one thing we didn't...


Absolute Radio signs Rob Beckett

Rob Beckett, the comedian, is to present a Sunday instalment of Absolute Radio's 'Rock N Roll Football' from August, beefing up the station's football and comedy offering.


Bauer Radio and UTV Media bid to operate new digital multiplex

Bauer Radio and UTV Media have formed a partnership with the transmission company Arqiva to bid for the second national DAB multiplex.


Things we like: SMG taking over Turnmills, Stationer's report, Absolute Radio

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 11 July, and one thing we didn't....


UK ad forecast raised after strong Q1 for radio and TV

The Advertising Association has revised its annual forecast for the UK ad market upwards on the back of strong TV and radio advertising in Q1 2014, in the latest AA/Warc Expenditure Report.


Global hires DMGT's Ian Hanson as COO

Global Radio has appointed Daily Mail & General Trust's Ian Hanson to the newly created post of chief operating officer, in response to the ongoing growth of the media and entertainment group.


Bauer Media continues commercial restructure

Bauer Media, the owner of Kiss, Empire and Grazia, has made more changes to its commercial team, following the arrival of Richard Dunmall, the group managing director of advertising.


Private Hear: July 2014

Gerry Human, chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather London, and Micky Tudor, creative director and partner, CHI & Partners, gave us their take on a selection of ads from the month just gone.


Twitter's UK leader: Media Week Awards 2014 captures 'thrilling evolution' of market

Final entries for this year's Media Week Awards, the biggest night of the year for the British media industry, must be submitted by Thursday (3 July) to qualify.


Sure runs tactical ad playing on World Cup referees' white spray

Unilever's Sure deodorant brand has created a tactical ad that plays on a new phenomenon in football, the referee's white spray, first seen by UK audiences during the World Cup.


UK wins only one Radio Lions award

Only one of the two UK agencies nominated for a Radio Lion at this year's Cannes festival has walked away with an award.


Leo Burnett wins Aerial award for the Co-Op

The Co-Operative "bread lunch (sandwich)" radio ad by Leo Burnett has won the Aerial award.


UK gets just two entries in Radio Lions shortlist

UK creative agencies have just two entries in the Radio Lions shortlist at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, down from 12 in 2013.


Cannes 2014: behind the numbers

Attendance is up (just), traditional entries are down. Arif Durrani on this year's trends.


Bauer Media partners with Coldplay

The Bauer Media Group is set to broadcast a Coldplay concert from the Royal Albert Hall on 1 July to celebrate the release of their sixth album, 'Ghost Stories'.


TalkSport and The Times partner for World Cup

TalkSport and The Times newspaper have signed a media partnership around the World Cup ahead of the start of the tournament on Thursday 12 June.


Private Hear: June 2014

Dave Henderson, executive creative director at DLKW Lowe and Rossana Bardales, executive creative director at BETC London take a look at the latest crop of radio ads from the month just gone.


Why we need to bring more passion to radio

Tony Hertz, the only winner of both black and yellow D&AD Pencils for radio work, makes the case for more on-air emotion.


We know that Britain loves radio, but it is winning the affections of brands too

Television is not the only traditional medium to have had a strong start to 2014. New figures this week confirm what many in the business have been alluding to for some time: radio is enjoying a renaissance.


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