Advertisers and agencies get ready for The X Factor

Advertisers and agencies get ready for The X Factor

With the public so interested in the judges, is the new series destined to be a success with brands, Maisie McCabe asks.

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Media business rankings

Media business rankings

22 August: Starcom MediaVest Group lands P&O Ferries, Arena scoops Merck and Havas Media captures Penguin Random House.

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ABCs hint at consolidation ahead for women's titles

ABCs hint at consolidation ahead for women's titles

Although the overall sector performed poorly, the traditional, more upmarket magazines are faring well. By Jane Wolfson.

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Why We're Loving: Zach Lieberman, artist
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Is local TV vanity over  sanity?

Is local TV vanity over sanity?

It's early days, but teething problems at London Live don't bode well for Jeremy Hunt's brainchild. By David Benady.

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Things we like: Downton Abbey/WaterAid tie-up
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You don't have to be a misery guts to succeed - just ask the toll-road hero

You don't have to be a misery guts to succeed - just ask the toll-road hero

It's August and holiday time, but most successful business people seem to be permanently miserable, whether on holiday or at work.

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The BuzzFeed investment shows our industry needs to get to grips with native

The BuzzFeed investment shows our industry needs to get to grips with native

The people I know in the UK media business have little time for the terms "native advertising" or "organic reach".

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Jones brings refreshing perspective to Hearst UK

Jones brings refreshing perspective to Hearst UK

The publisher's new chief executive is a departure from past leaders - and innovation is top of her agenda. By Arif Durrani.

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JCVD returns for Coors Light campaign

JCVD returns for Coors Light campaign

Jean Claude Van Damme returns to The Rockies for Coors Light's new campaign.

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VivaKi promotes Geoff Smith to EMEA VP

VivaKi promotes Geoff Smith to EMEA VP

VivaKi, Publicis Groupe's trading arm, has promoted the UK general manager of its programmatic media platform Audience On Demand (AOD), Geoff Smith, to the newly created role of vice-president of EMEA.

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My Media Week: Ian Rees

My Media Week: Ian Rees

This week, Ian Rees, the vice-president EMEA sales at AdMaxim, puts agency growth plans in place ahead of a predicted mobile growth spurt and joins ad land at the IPA Golf Day.

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Quirky celebs line up for Gap's 'dress normal' campaign

Quirky celebs line up for Gap's 'dress normal' campaign

Anjelica Huston and other celebrities known for having a comfortable and unique style form the backbone of Gap's autumn campaign.

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What's the price of success?

What's the price of success?

It's a funny old time of year at the moment, a period of relative calm in a perpetually over-stimulated industry.

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Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board less than six months after resigning as CEO

Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board less than six months after resigning as CEO

Former Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has quit the board less than half a year after leaving the chief executive post, ending his 34-year tenure at the technology group.

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