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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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Twitter buys ZipDial for $40m to aid users in emerging markets
20 January 2015
Twitter has acquired mobile phone service ZipDial for a reported $40 million in an attempt to make the real-time social network more accessible to people in India and other emerging markets.
Evening Standard to reinvest savings from job losses into digital and distribution
16 January 2015
The London Evening Standard will invest all of the savings made by an ongoing redundancy programme among its editorial team back into the business, with a notable investment into the daily newspaper's distribution and digital operation, according to its chief executive.
Virgin Media forms football partnership with The Telegraph
16 January 2015
Virgin Media has formed a partnership with Telegraph Media Group to promote its TV sports coverage offering across TMG's portfolio.
Quill appoints Philip Smith as content director
09 January 2015
Quill, the content marketing specialist, has appointed Philip Smith as content director.
Media reacts to Charlie Hebdo attack
07 January 2015
"Even for a hardened news man in a hardened newsroom, the mass shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is a ferociously shocking moment," said Jon Snow, presenter of Channel 4 News.
Vice partners with Annapurna Pictures to produce The Bad Batch
07 January 2015
Vice Media is partnering with Annapurna Pictures to produce The Bad Batch, a film about a dystopian love story by upcoming director Ana Lily Amirpour.
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.

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