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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 http://arifdurrani.mediaweek.co.uk/ and his Twitter feed @Durranimix

 

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Guardian hires Yahoo's Sam Coleman to lead multichannel client strategy
16 April 2014
Guardian News & Media has hired Yahoo's Sam Coleman in the role of head of client development, and ITV's Paul Gandolfi as key client leader in sport.
Zeebox app rebrands as Beamly with ambitions to be a social network for TV
16 April 2014
Zeebox, the second-screen TV app part-owned by BSkyB, has relaunched as Beamly in an attempt to become less tech-focused and more social.
Bauer Media restructures sales team around agencies
15 April 2014
Bauer Media UK, home to brands including heat, Grazia, Empire, Magic and Absolute Radio, has restructured its commercial operation away from platform led sales into teams focused around clients and agency relationships.
Rusbridger celebrates 'Guardian at its best' ahead of Pulitzer prize
14 April 2014
The Guardian's editor in chief Alan Rusbridger has celebrated the open culture at the publisher for making its dogged coverage of the National Security Agency's online espionage possible, ahead of being awarded the Pulitzer prize for public service journalism.
MTV UK partners with Mobsta for mobile sales
09 April 2014
MTV UK has struck a deal with mobile sales business Mobsta to handle its premium mobile ad sales.
Paul Frampton tops UK's first media agency Twitter table
09 April 2014
Havas Media's Paul Frampton is punching well above his weight when it comes to Twitter, but MediaCom's Karen Blackett and Claudine Collins dominated Ad Week Europe, according to new analysis of industry accounts.
Universal Music extends media reach with acquisition of Eagle Rock Entertainment
09 April 2014
Universal Music Group has acquired UK-based music producer and distributor Eagle Rock Entertainment for an undisclosed sum.
News UK acquires shopping website The Handpicked Collection
09 April 2014
News UK continues to extend its membership benefits with the acquisition of online retailer Handpicked Companies for an undisclosed sum.
Amscreen partners with Sharp to create 'affordable, scalable outdoor digital screens'
07 April 2014
Amscreen has brokered a partnership with electronics giant Sharp to create what chief executive Simon Sugar believes will be, the "first truly affordable and scalable outdoor digital screen solutions" for anyone interested in the out of home space.
Absolute Radio signs Jon Champion for new football season
04 April 2014
Absolute Radio has appointed BBC and ITV sports broadcaster Jon Champion to lead the station's Barclays Premier League coverage for the 2014/2015 season.
BT rules itself out as a bidder for Channel 5 'for any term'
02 April 2014
With less than two weeks left for any bids to buy Channel 5 to be submitted to Richard Desmond, new pay-TV operator BT has ruled itself out of contention.
IPC prepares to close Nuts after 10 years
31 March 2014
IPC Media is preparing to close its weekly men's magazine Nuts, and its accompanying website, 10 years after its launch shook up the UK newsstands.
Microsoft launches programmatic video network
28 March 2014
Microsoft Advertising has become the latest global company to launch its own video network, which will enable advertisers to buy pre-roll video ads on premium accredited sites while using the company's site data for tailored targeting.
LBC turns to Outdoor Plus for final push of Clegg versus Farage
26 March 2014
Global Radio's LBC has partnered with Outdoor Plus to promote tonight's eagerly anticipated political showdown between Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Ukip's Nigel Farage.
BT TV's chief executive Marc Watson exits
26 March 2014
Marc Watson, chief executive of BT TV and one of the chief architects of BT Sport, is leaving the company after seven years to "explore new opportunities".
Future CEO Mark Wood steps down after profit warning
26 March 2014
Future, the media company behind T3, Cycling Plus and Total Film, has announced chief executive Mark Wood is to be replaced by current chief financial officer Zillah Byng-Maddick after warning profits would be "significantly below" market expectations this year.
The Sun aims to boost social footprint with daily #hashtag stories
26 March 2014
News UK's most popular daily newspaper, The Sun, is claiming an industry first as it prints dedicated hashtags alongside its news stories.
AOL launches video platform AOL On in UK
24 March 2014
AOL UK has launched AOL On, its premium video network in the UK, with content partners Endemol beyond, Channel 4 News, ITN, Scripps Networks International, Little Dot Studios, MyMovies, Videojug, Trinity Mirror, Telegraph Media Group and TalkTalk.
5 changes to the media business since Twitter launched
21 March 2014
Eight years ago when Twitter launched, citizen journalism was still in its infancy, last week robo-journalism was mooted as a very real prospect for algorithm based stories on earthquakes. The differences in the media business pre and post-Twitter are stark, Mindshare provides five more examples.
Absolute partners with Universal for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th anniversary
18 March 2014
Absolute Radio has partnered with Universal to produce a documentary on Elton John's seminal 1973 breakthrough album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' 40 years on.

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