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McDonald's marks 40 years with charity ad

McDonald's UK is tonight launching the first ad in its 'Here's to What Matters' campaign, focusing on its charity work.

 

Thing we like: BBC Worldwide, Tulisa relief, AOL, Sky

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 25 July, and one thing we didn't...

 

TalkTalk attracts 1.1m customers and joins Thinkbox

TalkTalk, the TV, broadband, mobile and home phone provider, has attracted 1.1 million customers to its pay-TV service, after adding 185,000 in its last quarter.

 

Bloomberg appoints Matt Teeman as commercial director EMEA

Bloomberg Media has appointed former DMG Media and BBC Magazines leader Matt Teeman as its commercial director in Europe, Media East and Africa.

 

Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock helps BBC Worldwide return £173.8m to BBC

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, generated sales of £1.04bn in the year to 31 March, propelled by the international licensing of top shows Sherlock, Top of the Lake and Doctor Who.

 

Suzuki rolls out Swift TV campaign

Suzuki is releasing a brand campaign for its Swift range of cars including a TV spot that breaks on Monday.

 

BBC slashes £6m from talent bill and reduces exec pay

The BBC has made a wide range budget cuts in the 2013/4 financial year, including removing £6 million of "talent" costs as high-salaried presenters including Susannah Reid departed the corporation.

 

Sky Europe deal expected before summer gets underway

BSkyB's proposal to takeover Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland could be finalised by the end of the month, according to analysts.

 

Crusha cats return in 'hells angels' campaign

Crusha has continued its mix of cats and off-the-wall humour in its new TV and cinema campaign, despite changing creative agencies.

 

What does John Malone's raid on the Rovers Return tell us?

Ben Tolley, a partner at the media and technology corporate finance adviser Clarity, looks at what Liberty Global's purchase of BSkyB's stake in ITV says about the UK TV industry.

 

We are in the business to create and take risks, not to reassure accountants

We in the media seem to have an overriding obsession with being in the assurance business rather than the invention business.

 

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...

 

Time Warner rebuffs $80bn offer from Rupert Murdoch

Time Warner has confirmed it rejected an $80 billion (£46.7 billion) takeover offer from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

 

Mercedes and Samsung get Kiefer Sutherland-treatment for 24 ad break

Procter & Gamble, Mercedes and Samsung are among the brands taking part in a special '24'-themed ad break timed to coincide with the final episode of the latest series this evening.

 

Senior adland figures launch star-studded campaign against Scottish independence

Celebrities including Eddie Izzard, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Ross Kemp are to feature in an ad launched today by senior figures in adland as part of a new campaign against Scottish independence.

 

Tom Hiddleston Jaguar ad banned for encouraging irresponsible driving

The ad watchdog has banned a Jaguar Land Rover ad starring the actor Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki in the 'Thor' films, for encouraging drivers to behave irresponsibility.

 

O2 dog turns hip hop for Big Bundles

O2 has launched the latest spot in its "be more dog" campaign, featuring the cat living like a hip hop star.

 

Watch UKTV's silly idents for comedy channel Gold

Gold, the UKTV comedy channel, will reveal a brand refresh tomorrow, including new idents featuring a giant rubber duck, a balloon dog and some toy seals.

 

Real-time advertising: is it all about now?

Laurence Green, a co-founder of 101, explains why he is weary of the "real-time" juggernaut.

 

4Music hunts for next 'vlogger' presenter with O2

O2 is sponsoring 4Music's search for its next online video presenter through its Vlogstar competition, which kicks off today .

 
 

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