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Arif Durrani


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Arif Durrani is head of media for Campaign and the editor of MediaWeek. Read his Campaign analyses and features here, blog here and his Twitter feed @Durranimix


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Record entries for Media Week Awards 2014: meet the judges
30 July 2014
This year's Media Week Awards have attracted a record number of 563 entries from the UK's most innovative media companies.
Outdoor grows 6.4% to £258.8m in Q2
30 July 2014
The UK's outdoor advertising industry returned to growth in the second quarter of 2014, propelled by transport and digital spend, according to new figures from the Outdoor Media Centre today.
Jerry Wright explains the changes to regional newspaper figures
30 July 2014
How did the recent changes to ABC's Regional Publication reporting come about and why were they introduced? ABC's chief executive Jerry Wright explains.
Lori Cunningham out in Telegraph reshuffle
30 July 2014
Lori Cunningham, director of digital revenues at Telegraph Media Group, is believed to be another high-profile departure at the publisher.
BT Sport continues to invest in football line-up
29 July 2014
BT Sport continues to invest in its football coverage ahead of the new Premier League season starting next month.
Trinity Mirror's digital revenues up nearly 50% in H1 to £14.9m
28 July 2014
Trinity Mirror has reported "good progression" in its half-yearly results today, with digital revenues rising nearly 50% and falls in print ads slowing.
Mail Online ads up 49% to generate third of Daily Mail's ad revenues
24 July 2014
Growth in digital ad revenues at Mail Online more than offset falls at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday newspapers in the last quarter, generating a third of the newsbrand's ad revenues at £15m.
LinkedIn buys B2B marketing service Bizo for $175m
23 July 2014
LinkedIn, the world's biggest online professional network service, has acquired a marketing services specialist Bizo for a reported deal valued around $175 million (£103m).
TalkTalk attracts 1.1m customers and joins Thinkbox
23 July 2014
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.
AOL UK goes fully programmatic
23 July 2014
AOL UK is claiming an industry "milestone" after making all of its online advertising available to be traded programmatically this week.
Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock helps BBC Worldwide return £173.8m to BBC
22 July 2014
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.
Forbes family sells Forbes Media after 97 years
18 July 2014
The Forbes family has sold a "majority stake" in its US and global publishing company Forbes Media to a group of international investors, ending a 97-year dynasty started by Bruce Forbes.
Independent's digest i launches own website i100
17 July 2014
ESI Media, home to The Independent and Evening Standard newsbrands, has launched an interactive audience-led website for its successful i newspaper,
Mail Newspapers appoints Andrea Harris to lead commercial partnerships
16 July 2014
Mail Newspapers has appointed Andrea Harris to the new role of commercial head of partnerships, as the publisher seeks to tap into the burgeoning interest in branded content and new content solutions.
Consolidating Future secures new bank agreements to 2016
16 July 2014
Future reports "good progress" with its transformation programme in its Interim Management Statement for the three months to June 2014, confirming the media group has secured more financial headroom following the £24 million sale of its sports and craft titles.
Yahoo's Mayer: 'We are not satisfied with our Q2 results'
16 July 2014
Two years after Marissa Mayer became chief executive at Yahoo, sluggish advertising revenues still continue to dog the internet company, leading to its worst quarterly performance since she took over.
MEC's Store becomes CEO of Guardian US
16 July 2014
Guardian News & Media (GNM) has appointed MEC executive Eamonn Store as chief executive of Guardian US, the New York-based US digital operation.
Vevo renews advertising and content deal with Toyota
11 July 2014
Vevo, the music video and entertainment platform, believes it is continuing to take media spend away from traditional broadcasters following a new seven-figure branded content and sponsorship deal with Toyota AYGO.
Brazil's shock World Cup exit attracts TV peak of 14m and record 35.6m tweets
09 July 2014
Brazil's spectacular exit from the Fifa World Cup 2014 last night attracted a peak audience for the BBC of 14 million, and generated a record number of tweets for a single sporting event.
Carla Buzasi leaves HuffPo UK for WGSN
07 July 2014
Huffington Post UK's founding editor-in-chief, Carla Buzasi, is leaving the site three years after its launch to take on a new global role at Top Right Group's fashion portal WGSN.

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