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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 features and analyses here, news here and blog here and Tweets @DurraniMix

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'Customers will pay for digital content' as subscribers reach 225,000, says The Sun editor
25 November 2014
The Sun, News UK's tabloid, has reported its number of digital subscribers has more than doubled to almost 250,000, less than 15 months after erecting a paywall around its content.
Hearst promotes Ella Dolphin to group commercial director
25 November 2014
Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Ella Dolphin to the newly created role of group commercial director.
Sainsbury's calls £60 million media review
24 November 2014
Sainsbury's has started a review of its £60 million media planning and buying business, handled by PHD for 19 years.
In pictures: Campaign Media Awards 2014
21 November 2014
More than 550 leaders from media agencies, media owners and advertisers celebrated creativity in the media business at the Campaign Media Awards, held at the London Hilton on Wednesday 19 October.
MediaCom grabs top Campaign Media prize
20 November 2014
MediaCom picked up the Grand Prix at the Campaign Media Awards on Wednesday night after winning in three categories.
Omnicom agrees South Bank move
20 November 2014
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, M2M, Manning Gottlieb OMD and TBWA\London are expected to be among the first wave of Omnicom agencies to relocate to the former Royal Bank of Scotland office building on London's South Bank next year.
As the business changes, know what you stand for
20 November 2014
Waking up to Bob Geldof asking for money, again, has made me a tad nostalgic this week, and highlighted the power that comes from having a clear mission.
Coronation Street plans live episode to celebrate 60 years of ITV
19 November 2014
Coronation Street, the Manchester soap, is planning to broadcast a live episode to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ITV, the UK's largest commercial broadcaster, in 2015.
Ofcom kick-starts investigation into £3bn Premier League TV rights
18 November 2014
Ofcom has opened an investigation into how the Premier League sells £3 billion worth of live UK audio-visual football rights in the UK, following a complaint from Virgin Media.
MediaCom's Karen Blackett 'most influential black person in Britain'
17 November 2014
Karen Blackett OBE, the chief executive of WPP's MediaCom, has been named the most influential black person in Britain, in the Powerlist today.
DigitasLBi is on hunt for new media leader as Ling exits
14 November 2014
Ed Ling is leaving his dual role as chief media officer and UK media director at DigitasLBi at the start of 2015.
Dixons Carphone begins £90m media review
13 November 2014
Dixons Carphone, the electronics retail group, has kicked off a review to consolidate its two media planning and buying accounts, worth a combined £87 million.
The media story behind the festive magic of Monty
13 November 2014
Who would have thought we'd all be talking about the arrival of a flightless bird native to Antarctica in the run-up to Christmas 2014?
How James Connelly became a mobile multimillionaire
13 November 2014
It wasn't so long ago that James Connelly was cold-calling potential clients from the directory. Now he is celebrating the big-money sale of his business, Fetch, to Dentsu Aegis Network. Arif Durrani reports
Is transparency still a concern for advertisers?
13 November 2014
Agency trading desks remain an issue for many clients, but are their fears misplaced? Arif Durrani investigates.
Havas Media's Paul Frampton: Agencies need 'healthy paranoia' about Google and Facebook
07 November 2014
Media agencies need to "wake-up" to the speed of change taking place in the industry today, otherwise Google and Facebook stand to make them "irrelevant", according to Paul Frampton, chief executive of Havas Media.
Fetch sells to Dentsu Aegis
06 November 2014
Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired the mobile specialist Fetch in a deal estimated to be worth £30 million.
Carat formally awarded Govt account after court decision
06 November 2014
Carat has been formally awarded the Government's £140 million media buying account, after Mr Justice Akenhead lifted the legal stay preventing the contract from leaving M4C.
TV remains top dog for brands going into 2015
06 November 2014
As 2014 hurtles towards its finale, all advertising data points to a year of two halves - part-fuelled, aptly enough, by football.
DMG names Charlie Cox as Metro MD
30 October 2014
DMG Media has appointed Charlie Cox as the managing director of Metro Newspapers, which sees him replace Steve ­Auckland.

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