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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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Magazine ABCs: Top 100 at a glance
14 August 2014
The digital transition taking place within the UK's magazine industry was highlighted in today's report for the first six months of 2014 by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
BT Sport signs Ian Wright and Robbie Savage
14 August 2014
BT Sport enters the Premier League 2014/15 this Saturday with footballer pundits Ian Wright and Robbie Savage leading its coverage.
Hearst's Company magazine to become online-only brand
13 August 2014
Hearst's Company magazine aimed at 16-24 year old females, is set to become a standalone digital brand after its October issue out next month.
Bauer Media appoints Sam Jones as digital managing director
08 August 2014
Bauer Media UK has appointed former Perform Group's Sam Jones as managing director, digital.
CONTENTed expands team with Hogg and Foley
08 August 2014
CONTENTed Digital Media, the venture set up by former TalkSport leaders Adam Bullock and Moz Dee, has expanded its management team with two senior hires.
Buzzfeed appoints Greg Coleman as president
05 August 2014
Buzzfeed, the expanding news and entertainment site, has appointed former Huffington Post and Yahoo leader, Greg Coleman, as president.
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox withdraws £80bn bid for Time Warner
05 August 2014
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has withdrawn its $80 billion takeover offer for US entertainment giant Time Warner, blaming an inability to engage with its board and a fall in its own share value since tabling the offer.
Publisher says 'f*ck the begrudgers' as Vogue hits all-time high in September
04 August 2014
Condé Nast's September 2014 issue of Vogue is the monthly magazine's biggest-ever fashion issue, carrying more than £4.5 million-worth of ads.
BBC iPlayer usage up 9% as TV on demand increases
04 August 2014
A shocking BBC Three drama, David Beckham, 'EastEnders' and the World Cup helped the BBC iPlayer report 260 million requests in June, up 9% on the same month last year.
The Q2 Rajars show a high point for good old talk radio
31 July 2014
Today's Q2 Rajar results highlight several success stories for commercial and public radio, not least the popularity of talk radio, says Michael Williamson, head of radio, Amplifi at Carat.
Rajar Q2 2014: Chris Evans attracts all time radio high of 9.91m listeners
31 July 2014
Radio 2 breakfast show DJ Chris Evans achieved an industry record number of listeners during the second quarter of 2014, attracting 9.91 million listeners a week.
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.
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.

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