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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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AOL UK to produce shows starring Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes
17 October 2014
AOL UK has unveiled plans for two Original online video series featuring Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes.
Newsbrands report record traffic in September
17 October 2014
The websites of the UK's national newsbrands reported record traffic in September as people returned to work after one of the warmest summers on record to an agenda dominated by the Scottish Referendum, the Ebola scare, the return of football's Premier League and, internationally, by the trial of Oscar Pistorius.
Auckland poaches Metro's Karen Wall as executive director for ESI
16 October 2014
Steve Auckland, the newly appointed group chief executive of ESI Media, has hired Metro leader, Karen Wall, as executive director for the group behind the Independent, Evening Standard and London Live news brands.
Time Out to launch in six cities, starting with Manchester
14 October 2014
Time Out plans to launch six online editions of its lifestyle brand to serve people in Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol and Birmingham.
Global 'Makes Some Noise' charity raises £1m
10 October 2014
Global made radio history yesterday, when it united its brands across the UK for its new charity Make Some Noise, and raised more than £1 million for disadvantaged children.
Ofcom green-lights London Live's request to cut local TV content
08 October 2014
Ofcom has accepted ESTV's second, watered-down request to reduce the number of local tv repeats in its programming commitments for the London Live TV licence.
Clear Channel parts ways with global CMO Pru Parkinson
08 October 2014
Clear Channel's global chief marketing officer, Pru Parkinson, has left the outdoor company to pursue new opportunities.
Condé Nast builds digital team with four hires
30 September 2014
Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue, Glamour and GQ, has made four key hires to its central digital team.
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.

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