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31 October: Havas Media wins Telefónica account.

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All eyes on the next billion smartphones

All eyes on the next billion smartphones

Big news from the Ig Nobel Prizes this year as one winner explains why banana skins are slippery.

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Getting the BBC musical stars aligned

Getting the BBC musical stars aligned

Joe De Souza and Sam Walker reveal the huge logistic effort behind their spot for BBC Music and Children in Need.

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My sensors detect an Internet of Stupid Things

My sensors detect an Internet of Stupid Things

I blame Tony Fadell. If the superstar Apple engineer hadn't left to build an Internet of Things business (Fadell being the guy who led the original iPod team and then helped Steve Jobs build something called the iPhone), we wouldn't be in this mess.

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Things we like: MTV promoting safer sex
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DMG names Charlie Cox as Metro MD

DMG names Charlie Cox as Metro MD

DMG Media has appointed Charlie Cox as the managing director of Metro Newspapers, which sees him replace Steve ­Auckland.

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Guardian's David Pemsel on 20 years of waiting

Guardian's David Pemsel on 20 years of waiting

David Pemsel, deputy chief executive of The Guardian, celebrated the end of the newspaper's 20-year wait to win Sales Team of the Year at the Media Week Awards, fending off competition from all the other media owners in the UK.

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My Media Week: Mauricio Sabogal

My Media Week: Mauricio Sabogal

This week, Mauricio Sabogal, global CEO, Kinetic Worldwide, takes in late night Sumo, pro-democracy protests and Bangkok taxi chaos as he reviews OOH plans across markets.

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OMD retains Eurotunnel media business

OMD retains Eurotunnel media business

OMD has retained the pan-European media business for Eurotunnel, the owner of the Channel Tunnel and the accompanying rail service, ending a 260 day pitch process.

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Facebook reports mobile now generating two-thirds of all ad revenue

Facebook reports mobile now generating two-thirds of all ad revenue

Facebook advertising revenues hit $3.2bn (£1.98bn) in Q3, with profits up 90% year on year to $806m but admitted that its expenses would rocket as much as 75% in 2015.

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YouTube's Susan Wojcicki hints at ad-free subscription service

YouTube's Susan Wojcicki hints at ad-free subscription service

Google's YouTube is in the early stages of developing an advertising-free subscription service for online video, according to chief executive Susan Wojcicki.

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Sky invests £7m in YouTube network for millennials

Sky invests £7m in YouTube network for millennials

BSkyB has invested $7 million (£4.3 million) in Whistle Sports, an American youth-focused YouTube sports network.

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HSBC launches Anyone's Game golf campaign

HSBC launches Anyone's Game golf campaign

HSBC presents golf without the elitism in a campaign to mark its sponsorship of the game.

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Radio Advertising Bureau hires former Marketing editor Lucy Barrett

Radio Advertising Bureau hires former Marketing editor Lucy Barrett

The Radio Advertising Bureau has hired Lucy Barrett, the communications director at JWT, as client director.

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The Radio Advertising Bureau hires Lucy Barrett

The Radio Advertising Bureau hires Lucy Barrett

The Radio Advertising Bureau has hired Lucy Barrett, the communications director at JWT, as client director.

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