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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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Trinity Mirror's Wildman poaches Yahoo's Piers North
19 September 2014
Trinity Mirror has poached Piers North from Yahoo to take the new role of digital strategy director at the national and regional newspaper publisher.
MailOnline's £60m target on track as US site overtakes UK
17 September 2014
MailOnline is now attracting more monthly unique browsers from its US operation than the UK, helping to keep its target of generating £60 million from advertising for the year on track.
Study finds TV and digital outdoor best at 'making brands famous'
17 September 2014
Chief executives and chief marketing officers have named TV and the emerging space of digital out of home as the must-have media for "making brands famous", in a study conducted by Censuswide.
Boris Johnson welcomes 'benevolent' Murdoch and News UK to London Bridge
17 September 2014
News UK, home to The Times and The Sun newsbrands, completed its move to the News Building at London Bridge yesterday, with a welcome from the Mayor of London.
Ofcom rejects London Live's bid to cut programming
16 September 2014
London Live's application to reduce the amount of local programming it broadcasts has been rejected by regulator Ofcom on the grounds it "would result in a departure from the character of the licensed service."
Yahoo appoints Tom Toumazis as head of partnerships in EMEA
15 September 2014
Yahoo has appointed former Walt Disney and Endemol leader, Tom Toumazis, as head of partnerships EMEA, as part of its attempts to boost its commercial prowess in the region.
News UK's Style magazine attracts £1m worth ads for Fashion Week
12 September 2014
As further evidence of London Fashion Week's boost to media, The Sunday Times' Style magazine is set to publish its biggest ever issue on Sunday (14th September), running at 172 pages and more than £1 million worth of ad revenues.
Culture secretary to raise questions about TV licence fee
09 September 2014
Culture secretary Sajid Javid will raise questions around the television licence in a presentation to the Royal Television conference today, asking if it is time to decriminalise non-payment in the UK.
Stylist publishes £600k fashion special
09 September 2014
Stylist, the free weekly magazine, is set to publish its largest ever issue tomorrow ahead of London's Fashion Week, including more than 100 pages of ads worth more than £600,000.
What have you missed this summer?
03 September 2014
It feels like people have switched off more than ever this summer, so here's your brief digest on what you might have missed.
Newsworks launches 2014 Planning Awards
03 September 2014
Newsworks has launched its Planning Awards 2014, designed to celebrate the best talent in the UK's media agencies involved in harnessing the power of newspapers and their brand extensions for advertisers.
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.

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