Glasgow offers £30,000 prize to best digital idea for 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow offers £30,000 prize to best digital idea for 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014 is offering a £30,000 prize to whoever in the business community comes up with the best digital idea to engage consumers during and after this summer's Commonwealth Games.

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Google's revenues climb 19% to $15.4bn in first quarter

Google's revenues climb 19% to $15.4bn in first quarter

Google's shares dropped 5% despite the company raking in revenues of $15.4bn for the first quarter, after analysts were disappointed by the pace of the company's transition in an industry increasingly dominated by mobile ads.

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Ex-M&S marketing chief Steven Sharp is consulting for WPP

Ex-M&S marketing chief Steven Sharp is consulting for WPP

Steven Sharp, the former marketing director of Marks & Spencer, is working as a consultant for WPP, which now holds both the creative and media accounts for the retailer.

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Finding the space between ecstasy and horror

Finding the space between ecstasy and horror

Walter Campbell, a creative director at TBWA\London, co-wrote Under The Skin with Jonathan Glazer (who also directed it). The two had worked together before, including on Guinness 'surfer'. The film is based on a cult novel by Michel Faber and stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien who preys on men in Scotland. Campbell tells Campaign about the movie's creative process.

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Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

On 17 March at 7.53am, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its website about an earthquake striking near the city: "A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake aftershock was reported Monday morning four miles from Westwood, according to the US Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7.23am Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles."

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Media business rankings

Media business rankings

18 April 2014: MEC enters the league at number one after winning BGL Group.

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Things we like: Don Draper's final series, IAB cleans up online ads

Things we like: Don Draper's final series, IAB cleans up online ads

Things we like this week include Mad Men, the IAB and the Media Week Awards 2014 co-chairs.

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Clients boost spend  in traditional channels

Clients boost spend in traditional channels

Increases in client spend on traditional media channels have outstripped that on digital for the first time in three years, according to the latest IPA Bellwether Report.

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Metro launches content agency

Metro launches content agency

Metro, the free newspaper, has formed an in-house creative agency called Story to meet increasing demands around content marketing.

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YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers

YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers

Google has released research on UK YouTube users for the first time.

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Homebase, Baileys and Camelot join the line-up at Media360

Homebase, Baileys and Camelot join the line-up at Media360

Virgin Media, L'Oreal, Homebase and Shell are just some of the brands gearing up to attend at Brand Republic Group's 11th annual Media360 conference next month.

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My Media Week: Paul Mead

My Media Week: Paul Mead

This week, Paul Mead, founder and managing director of VCCP Media, searches for a head of strategy and innovation, presents to News UK and wonders if he's the last person alive not to have finished 'Breaking Bad' yet.

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Sky launches #WatchOnSky automated viewing on Twitter

Sky launches #WatchOnSky automated viewing on Twitter

Sky has started to trial its #WatchOnSky tool on Twitter, which lets customers watch or record TV programmes by simply clicking icons contained within a tweet.

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Social Brands 100 Youth: Pizza Hut most social youth brand in UK

Social Brands 100 Youth: Pizza Hut most social youth brand in UK

Pizza Hut is the best brand at building and maintaining social media relationships with the UK's youth, followed by high-street bakery chain Greggs, according to social media agency Headstream.

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Guardian hires Yahoo's Sam Coleman to lead multichannel client strategy

Guardian hires Yahoo's Sam Coleman to lead multichannel client strategy

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.

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