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My Media Week: Grant Branfoot

My Media Week: Grant Branfoot

A week in the life of the commercial leader of an independent outdoor media company with big ambitions from Grant Branfoot, sales director at Outdoor Plus.

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Havas Media Group UK appoints James Shepherd to head of mobile

Havas Media Group UK appoints James Shepherd to head of mobile

Havas Media Group UK has taken on James Shepherd, the head of mobile at Engine's Deep Focus, as it head of mobile.

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Phone-hacking hits pre-tax profits at Trinity Mirror as newspaper ad revenues slump 19%

Phone-hacking hits pre-tax profits at Trinity Mirror as newspaper ad revenues slump 19%

Trinity Mirror's pre-tax profits for the first half of the year declined by 76 per cent to £12.1 million, partly as a result of the ongoing costs of phone hacking.

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Princess Cruises appoints Baber Smith as first creative shop

Princess Cruises appoints Baber Smith as first creative shop

Princess Cruises, the American cruise company owned by Carnival, has appointed Baber Smith to handle its creative business in the UK.

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Traditional TV viewers predicted to drop as mobile fuels rise in online video

Traditional TV viewers predicted to drop as mobile fuels rise in online video

Linear TV viewing figures are set to drop worldwide for the first time next year, with online video consumption set to rise by 23.3 per cent in 2015, according to a report by ZenithOptimedia.

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Liberty Global increases ITV stake but denies takeover plans

Liberty Global increases ITV stake but denies takeover plans

Liberty Global, the owner of Virgin Media, has increased its stake in ITV to 9.9 per cent after buying 138.7 million shares.

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Virgin Media uses animal characters to show football fans' personalities

Virgin Media uses animal characters to show football fans' personalities

Virgin Media's latest TV ad shows the different animal personalities that watch football to promote its offering for the upcoming sports season.

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Campaign Viral Chart: AT&T car crash ad takes top spot

Campaign Viral Chart: AT&T car crash ad takes top spot

AT&T's ad showing the harsh reality of using a phone while driving has been shared more than 85,000 times this week.

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Guardian Labs and Vodafone launch 'Alternative Europe' guide

Guardian Labs and Vodafone launch 'Alternative Europe' guide

Guardian Labs has collaborated with Vodafone UK to create 'Alternative Europe', a crowdsourced guide to Europe's less obvious city destinations.

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Haven reviews media planning and buying

Haven reviews media planning and buying

Haven, the UK-based holidays company, is reviewing its media planning and buying business.

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Netflix seeks shop for launch of UK series

Netflix seeks shop for launch of UK series

Netflix is seeking an agency to promote an original TV series launching in the UK.

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Bauer considers free weekly launch with Kiss magazine

Bauer considers free weekly launch with Kiss magazine

Bauer Media is considering launching a magazine for the Kiss radio brand aimed at millennials.

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Rapport picks up 20th Century Fox OOH task

Rapport picks up 20th Century Fox OOH task

20th Century Fox has moved its £12 million UK outdoor media planning and buying account to Rapport without a pitch.

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What's next for Twitter to become more ad-friendly?

What's next for Twitter to become more ad-friendly?

After a mixed set of results for the social messaging network in the second quarter of 2015, Wunderman's senior client director says its event targeting platform is a positive step forward.

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Arif Durrani to leave Haymarket for Bloomberg Media

Arif Durrani to leave Haymarket for Bloomberg Media

Arif Durrani will be leaving Haymarket to join Bloomberg Media as commercial editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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DreamWorks to launch first dedicated channel in Thailand

DreamWorks to launch first dedicated channel in Thailand

DreamWorks Animation is to debut its DreamWorks channel in Thailand alongside local pay TV operator CTH and HBO Asia.

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National Geographic launches noughties global campaign

National Geographic launches noughties global campaign

National Geographic Channels International has launched a global TV campaign for a new series about the noughties.

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Sky profits up 6 per cent with nearly a million customers added

Sky profits up 6 per cent with nearly a million customers added

Sky has hailed end-of-year financial results for the 12 months to 30 June 2015 as being "outstanding", after it posted an adjusted pre-tax profit of £1.20 billion, an increase of 6 per cent on the previous year.

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Guardian's Anna Watkins to co-chair Media Week Awards judging

Guardian's Anna Watkins to co-chair Media Week Awards judging

Anna Watkins, managing director of Guardian Labs, will be the co-chair of this year’s Media Week Awards judging.

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Power users should offer Twitter something in return

Power users should offer Twitter something in return

Twitter's new chief executive must value relationships as well as traffic, says Martin McNulty, the chief of digital marketing agency Forward3D.

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