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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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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.
Former magazine leader Ian Locks takes lead at The Stationers' Company
02 July 2014
Ian Locks, the former chief executive of magazine body PPA, will succeed Tom Hempenstall as Master of The Stationers' Company, the City of London Livery Company for the communications and content industries.
Financial Times launches 'The 125' thinkers forum with BT, Channel 4, Santander and more
02 July 2014
The Financial Times has launched a global learning forum called 'The 125' designed to stimulate fresh thinking among senior executives around the financial, business, economic and political issues of the day.
Sky Media hires Unilever's Rachel Bristow to lead commercial partnerships
02 July 2014
Sky Media has appointed Unilever's Rachel Bristow in the role of director of client partnerships and collaboration, as the company seeks to forge deeper commercial partnerships with major advertisers.
More digital ads coming to the top of London black cabs
02 July 2014
BrightMove Media has announced plans to extend its London taxi network to 700 digital screens on top of 350 black cabs in the capital.
Ronan Dunne on Weve's CEO vacancy: 'a very attractive opportunity for somebody'
30 June 2014
Ronan Dunne, chief executive of Telefónica UK (O2), is confident the loss of David Sear as leader of the telecoms giant's joint industry venture, Weve, will not slow down its progress.
Fifa World Cup breaks TV records around the world
27 June 2014
Roy Hodgson's England football team may have squashed hopes of historic TV sporting highs in the UK, but elsewhere the Fifa World Cup coverage from Brazil is setting TV viewing records in 2014.
Sun editor Dinsmore: 'We still have masses of challenges ahead of us'
25 June 2014
The Sun's former editor Rebekah Brooks may have been cleared yesterday of all charges in the phone-hacking trial, but current editor David Dinsmore admits the challenges for the company are far from over.
Andrew Morley becomes CEO of Clear Channel UK
24 June 2014
Andrew Morley, the former leader of Motorola, has been appointed chief executive of Clear Channel UK with immediate effect.
Weve on the hunt for a CEO as David Sear resigns
18 June 2014
David Sear, chief executive of Weve, the joint venture between the UK's three largest mobile network operators - EE, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK - is leaving the company he helped establish, after one and a half years.
UBM's Adrian Barrick becomes editorial leader for Brand Republic Group
12 June 2014
Haymarket's Brand Republic Group, home to Campaign, Marketing, PR Week and Media Week, has appointed UBM's Adrian Barrick as its first editorial director, taking control of editorial strategy across the group.

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