The X Factor returns with highest launch audience since 2011

The X Factor returns with highest launch audience since 2011

The 11th UK series of 'The X Factor' launched to a peak audience of 10.6 million, the highest for three years, according to unofficial overnight figures.

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Former FT chief executive Rona Fairhead hired as BBC Trust chairman

Former FT chief executive Rona Fairhead hired as BBC Trust chairman

Rona Fairhead, the former chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, is set to become the next BBC Trust chairman.

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Havas UK revenue climbs 22% in Q2

Havas UK revenue climbs 22% in Q2

Havas has reported income before tax of €94 million (£74.2 million) across the first half of the year, up 5.6 per cent year on year, as UK revenues surged almost 20 per cent in the same period.

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Paddy McGuinness joins Bauer Radio for Sunday morning show

Paddy McGuinness joins Bauer Radio for Sunday morning show

Bauer Media has hired Paddy McGuinness, the host of ITV's 'Take Me Out', to present a Sunday show across its radio stations in the North of England and Scotland.

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Why Amazon should tread carefully in the wake of its Twitch.tv acquisition

Why Amazon should tread carefully in the wake of its Twitch.tv acquisition

Amazon pipped Google in the battle for Twitch.tv, the live streaming video platform which focuses on gaming-related content. Richard Smith, account director, business planning - intelligence, at Mindshare UK, explains why Amazon paid nearly $1bn for the platform.

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Media: Why programmatic is an opportunity, not a threat
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Media: Why programmatic is an opportunity, not a threat

Programmatic is ripping up the advertising rule book. However, there's no need for marketers to fear, if you truly understand your brand's audience.

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McDonald's launches 40th anniversary campaign

McDonald's launches 40th anniversary campaign

McDonald's is marking 40 years in the UK with a TV campaign that frames the fast-food chain as the backdrop to life's big and small events.

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Experian signs first AFP deal with LBC

Experian signs first AFP deal with LBC

Experian, the credit score information company, has signed a six-figure deal with LBC, Global Radio's national speech station, for its first ad-funded radio show.

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Andy Jonesco leaves Kinetic

Andy Jonesco leaves Kinetic

Andy Jonesco, the EMEA chief executive of Kinetic, has left the WPP outdoor agency with immediate effect.

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Media: Is print really coming to an end?
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Media: Is print really coming to an end?

As consumers embrace new digital formats and platforms, print appears to be falling by the wayside. Or is it?

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The Second Selfie: Unfettered narcissists or masters of their own identity?
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Syfy hires Lowe and Partners for brand campaign

Syfy hires Lowe and Partners for brand campaign

Syfy, the NBCUniversal science fiction channel, has appointed Lowe & Partners to create a global brand campaign, following a competitive pitch.

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Bailes and Unerman join Campaign CityLive Challenge judging panel

Bailes and Unerman join Campaign CityLive Challenge judging panel

Darren Bailes, the executive creative director at VCCP, and Sue Unerman, the chief strategy officer at MediaCom UK, are among the judges lined up for the Campaign CityLive Challenge.

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My Media Week: Ian Edwards

My Media Week: Ian Edwards

We take a peek into the diary of Ian Edwards, the head of strategy at Vizeum, where the guiding principle is "simple strategy, brilliantly activated".

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Guinness Africa launches 'made of black' campaign with Kanye West ad

Guinness Africa launches 'made of black' campaign with Kanye West ad

Guinness Africa has released a commercial that builds on the brand's "made of more" strapline, called "made of black".

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