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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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Northern & Shell parts company with commercial director Jason Mawer
18 December 2014
Jason Mawer is believed to have left his role as commercial director of Northern & Shell after just three months.
Managing director Jane Macken leaves Haymarket after 26 years
17 December 2014
Jane Macken, managing director of Haymarket Business Media, home to Campaign, Marketing and PR Week, is leaving the publishing group after 26 years in the company.
News UK appoints Omnicom's Chris Amor as trading director
16 December 2014
News UK Commercial has hired Omnicom Media Group's Chris Amor to replace Matt Shreeve as the publishing group's trading director.
Immediate Media appoints Julie Harris as group MD
11 December 2014
Immediate Media, home to 75 media brands, including the Radio Times, has appointed former WGSN Group leader, Julie Harris, as its first group managing director.
Guardian boosts marketing team with Putnam and Sudhakar
10 December 2014
Guardian News & Media has boosted its marketing team with the appointments of Charlotte Putnam as director of audience and Insight, and Sonia Sudhakar as director of digital growth.
Vice Films partners 20th Century Fox
09 December 2014
Vice, the global youth media company, has formed a partnership with 20th Century Fox to launch Vice Films, a one-stop-shop for up and coming talent in the movie business.
Steve Atkinson leaves Outdoor Plus
09 December 2014
Steve Atkinson has left his role as commercial director at Outdoor Plus after two years, to "explore new opportunities".
Amy Kavanagh joins The Lighthouse Company as head of marketing
08 December 2014
Amy Kavanagh, a former director at Beattie McGuinness Bungay, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and Landor Associates, has joined headhunting specialist The Lighthouse Company as head of marketing.
Adspend set to rise 6.3 per cent in 2014, forecasts Group M
01 December 2014
Advertising expenditure in measured media is expected to rise 6.3 per cent in 2014 after a better than expected recovery, according to today's forecast from WPP's Group M.
Financial Times promotes Jon Slade to MD of B2C products
25 November 2014
The Financial Times has internally announced commercial director Jon Slade will become managing director of its business to consumer operations.
Arqiva Hall of Fame 2014: Whiley, Feltz, Campbell and Brazil...
24 November 2014
The Arqiva Hall of Fame 2014, organised by The Radio Academy, will induct Jo Whiley, Vanessa Feltz, Trevor Nelson, Nicky Campbell, Pete Price, Alan Brazil and Barry Cryer into its industry honours list in 2014.
Johnston Press, Local World and Newsquest unite for 1XL digital sell
19 November 2014
Local media owners, Johnston Press, Local World and Newsquest, have formed a partnership to create a nationwide digital advertising proposition called 1XL.
Forever Sports wins BSME's Launch of the Year
18 November 2014
Forever Sports, Haymarket Media's fitness, style and sport magazine, was named Launch of the Year at last night's BSME Awards.
Brands invited to takeover TDK's Piccadilly Circus digital screen
15 November 2014
Japanese technology giant, TDK, is ending its contract with Land Securities, making its iconic Piccadilly Lights digital advertising available for the first time in 24 years.
News UK launches The Newsroom with Iceland deal
14 November 2014
News UK's brand journalism unit The Newsroom launches its first campaign tomorrow with a native ads from Iceland around its 'I'm a Celebrity...' sponsorship included in Saturday's The Sun newspaper.
Trinity Mirror appoints Andy Atkinson as commercial director
14 November 2014
Trinity Mirror Solutions has appointed Andy Atkinson, the former Google and Channel 5 executive, as sales director.
MailOnline appoints Anne Shooter as first commercial editor
12 November 2014
DMG Media's MailOnline, the world's biggest English language newspaper website, has appointed the Daily Mail's Anne Shooter as its first commercial editor, in recognition of the growth in native advertising.
News UK finds tablet ads as memorable as print
12 November 2014
The content and advertising in tablet editions of newspapers are processed by readers in a way far closer to the print experience than previously thought, according to the results of a neuroscience study led by News UK.
Channel 5 helps Viacom achieve record viewers for MTV EMA's 20th birthday
10 November 2014
Channel 5 helped the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) attract its highest TV audience of more than 2.3 million in the UK on Sunday for the event's 20th anniversary.
Newsworks Planning Awards 2014 shortlist
06 November 2014
The Newsworks Planning Awards attracted a record 85 entries from 16 agencies this year, including Manning Gottlieb OMD, MediaCom, OMD UK, Mindshare, Initiative and PHD.

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