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Judges rail against 'sexed up' work at D&AD open sessions

Judges rail against 'sexed up' work at D&AD open sessions

Judges at D&AD's open sessions in the Truman Brewery criticised the rise of video case studies in awards submissions, arguing they "sexed up" average work.

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BBC social media manager calls for brands to add value

BBC social media manager calls for brands to add value

Brands should add value on social media to engage younger audiences, according to Rajiv Nathwani, the social media manager for BBC One and BBC Two.

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Manning Gottlieb OMD, MediaCom and PHD head shortlist for 2015 Thinkbox TV Planning Awards

Manning Gottlieb OMD, MediaCom and PHD head shortlist for 2015 Thinkbox TV Planning Awards

Three agencies are neck to neck in the Thinkbox TV Planning Awards shortlist, with three entries each.

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WPP launches Xaxis Audio with Global

WPP launches Xaxis Audio with Global

WPP has launched Xaxis Audio, the UK's first programmatic product for digital audio ads with leading radio broadcaster Global.

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Curran leaves BBC for head of planning role at Gravity Road

Curran leaves BBC for head of planning role at Gravity Road

Gravity Road has hired Ruairi Curran, the head of marketing at BBC World Service, as its head of planning.

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Ocean buys MediaCo Outdoor

Ocean buys MediaCo Outdoor

Ocean has bought MediaCo Outdoor, the Manchester-based media owner, in a deal estimated to be worth £12 million.

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Twitter maps out Premier League football fans

Twitter maps out Premier League football fans

Twitter has created a custom Premier League follower map which plots the geographic location of each of the top 20 clubs in the UK.

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My Media Week: Katie Coteman

My Media Week: Katie Coteman

Katie Coteman, brand partnerships director, Discovery Networks UK & Ireland, celebrates a hat trick of sponsorship deals and investigates the anatomy of crime.

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BuzzFeed hires Pugh-Jones to lead brand strategy in Europe

BuzzFeed hires Pugh-Jones to lead brand strategy in Europe

BuzzFeed has appointed former Microsoft leader, David Pugh-Jones, as director of brand strategy in Europe.

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Hearst Magazines UK gains highest number of PPA Awards nominations

Hearst Magazines UK gains highest number of PPA Awards nominations

Hearst Magazines UK, the owner of Elle and Country Living, is the publisher with the most number of PPA Awards 2015 nominations.

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Yahoo bets on Mavens as display ad revenue continues to fall

Yahoo bets on Mavens as display ad revenue continues to fall

Yahoo continues to battle falling advertising figures as revenues from Mavens, its growing mobile, video, native and social businesses, are yet to offset drops in display ads.

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Dave Trott: Great advertising isn't just gimmicks

Dave Trott: Great advertising isn't just gimmicks

I've just seen the freshest piece of advertising I've seen in years.

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The7stars scoops £5 million Go Outdoors media business

The7stars scoops £5 million Go Outdoors media business

Go Outdoors, the outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, has appointed the7stars to handle its £5 million media planning and buying account following a competitive pitch.

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UKOM extends partnership with comScore to 2018

UKOM extends partnership with comScore to 2018

UKOM, the UK's industry-recognised online media measurement for advertisers, has extended its contract with comScore to supply data for media owners, advertisers and media agencies until March 2018.

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Why Google's Mobilegeddon should benefit users

Why Google's Mobilegeddon should benefit users

Tim Shepherd, the director of technology at RKCR/Y&R, says Google now has its sights on what happens to users after they click on a search result.

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Campaign appoints first US editor-in-chief

Campaign appoints first US editor-in-chief

Haymarket Media Group has appointed Douglas Quenqua as its first US editor in chief of Campaign.

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Sky profits surge 20% as ad revenue climbs

Sky profits surge 20% as ad revenue climbs

Sky has reported operating profit of £1.03 billion for the nine months to the end of March 2015, up 20 per cent year on year as ad revenue climbed 6 per cent.

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Digital surge drives UK advertising's fastest growth for four years

Digital surge drives UK advertising's fastest growth for four years

UK advertising spend grew last year at its highest rate since 2010 and is forecast to exceed £20 billion next year, according to a report released today.

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AOL appoints Alex Macnamara to lead multinational sales

AOL appoints Alex Macnamara to lead multinational sales

AOL has hired Alex Macnamara, the managing director of Tremor Video, for its newly created role of head of multinational sales in London.

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European free-to-air commercial TV adspend in decline

European free-to-air commercial TV adspend in decline

Free-to-air commercial TV in Europe is experiencing a decline in adspend with fewer young people tuning in and greater competition from Pay TV broadcasters, according to Enders Analysis.

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