In brief

3DD, Trinity Mirror, BlowUP Media, Emap Radio, Cocktail Marketing, Reuters, Media Corp, Xchangeteam.

Music-focused production company 3DD has secured Procter & Gamble's ShockWaves as sponsor for Channel 4's The Album Chart Show. The show, now known as The ShockWaves Album Chart Show, will air on Channel 4 in the UK for 10 weeks, starting Friday 1 February. The deal was brokered by sponsorship agency BluePeg.

Trinity Mirror has boosted its digital recruitment portfolio with the acquisition of The Career Engineer, an online job board specialising in the engineering profession. Trinity has paid £1.9m for the title, plus a further £400,000 if The Career Engineer meets performance targets.

Giant poster company BlowUP Media has acquired new sites in Sheffield and Newcastle. In Sheffield, a 640sqm ad space will show Fiat's latest ad campaign, while a 70sqm poster in Newcastle will advertise Nokia.

Emap Radio has begun a marketing campaign ahead of the launch of new Liverpool-based speech station, City Talk 105.9, next Monday (28 January). The six-figure campaign will last six months and will run across print and outdoor, including taxis and buses.

Cocktail Marketing has been appointed by Chorion to create promotional partnerships that centre around Chorion's licensed brands, which include Mr Men, Noddy, Famous Five and the World of Eric Carle.

Reuters has hired Nokia's mobile media division to sell ads on Reuters' mobile properties. The deal is the mobile phone giant's biggest contract win since stepping into the mobile ads market through the acquisition of Enpocket last October.

Media Corp has acquired sports portal www.sport.co.uk in a £135,000 deal. Media Corp said that it plans to develop the portal during the first quarter of this year into a global provider of sports statistics and information.

Recruitment agency Xchangeteam would like to clarify that its data on the media agency job market is drawn from a mix of actual salaries and job briefs. Media Week incorrectly stated in "Is top talent being fairly rewarded?" (15 January) that its data is drawn from logging jobseekers' desired salaries and reviewing job briefs.

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