Television news & analysis
KFC's special Christmas ad during 'The X Factor' final on Sunday night will feature 27-year-old Alpa Patel, who has won the fast food brand's #UniteThisXmas Twitter competition.
Gravity Road has launched a comedy series that is premiering on 4oD before being transferred to Channel 4.
ITV and PHD will film a fast-turnaround ad at tonight's European premiere of the film 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug', which will be aired on ITV's channels on the same evening.
ITV's 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' final was the highest-rating programme on TV last night, with a five minute peak audience of 11.9 million tuning in to watch Westlife star Kian Egan crowned 'King of the Jungle'.
The unexpected revival and boom in television advertising in the second half of 2013 has been supported by new forecasts from ZenithOptimedia today.
Other things we like this week include UsVsTh3m reaching seven million uniques and growth in web shopping on Cyber Monday.
Jeremy Lee is greedy for the new Harvey Nichols spot: "Amid all the Christmas schmaltz some of which emanated from this very agency the avarice on display in this ad has an all too realistic feel to it." The work was written by Daniel Fisher, art...
James Swift doesn t think much of the latest G commercial: "Commenters on Campaign s website have been far more vitriolic about this ad than I could ever be. Suffice it to say, the spot s only redeeming quality is that it is instantly forgettable. M...
By any measure, 2013 has failed to meet expectations. Following the once-in-a-lifetime highs of London 2012, this was tipped to be a rather uneventful 12 months.
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a beer ad for the Coalition of UK Brewers after finding it broke the rules by implying alcohol made people popular and was important for social success.
The former Virgin Media chief marketing officer, now executive consultant, on Virgin's integration with Liberty Global and making the leap from CMO to the boardroom.
KFC, the fast food chain, is releasing a tongue-in-cheek musical ad for Christmas to encourage diners to forget their differences over a bucket of fried chicken.
Confused.com, the insurance comparison website, will launch the first two of its festive ads on Sunday with a spot that features its Brian the Robot character at his first ever Christmas party.
Is using Premier League highlights as the main selling point the right strategy for The Sun, Mark Banham wonders.
Major ad deals are being negotiated ahead of the World Cup, with mobile and social media front of mind. By David Benady.
Things we like this week include Austin, Texas sponsoring next year's NME Awards, Havas Media Group launching Down Under and ITV and News UK picking up the Champions League highlights.
More than 600 executives attended the Campaign Media Awards last week to celebrate the best commercial media campaigns and initiatives in what has been another whirlwind year for the industry.
Harvey Nichols, the luxury store, has released a campaign encouraging customers to abandon thoughtful giving and spend as much as possible on themselves this Christmas.
McDonald's has launched its 2013 festive ad, encouraging people to visit the fast-food restaurant whether they like Christmas or loathe it.
ITV has landed a new deal with UEFA today to show highlights of Champions League and Europa League matches until 2018.
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