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Currys PC World launches brand campaign ahead of Christmas

Currys PC World launches brand campaign ahead of Christmas

Currys PC World is launching a brand campaign ahead of the Christmas seasons with the strapline "we start with you".

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Philips launches juicer video campaign with Louis Smith

Philips launches juicer video campaign with Louis Smith

Philips is unveiling an online campaign starring the Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, aimed at encouraging people to ditch bottled juice in favour of making fresh juices at home.

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ZenithOptimedia loses £200m O2 business to Havas Media without a pitch

ZenithOptimedia loses £200m O2 business to Havas Media without a pitch

Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia's estimated £200 million European media business for O2, including the £50 million account in the UK, has been snatched away from them, following an intervention from Havas Media stakeholder and Vivendi chairman, Vincent Bolloré.

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Ars Technica to launch in UK

Ars Technica to launch in UK

Ars Technica, the US technology news site owned by Condé Nast, is to launch in the UK next spring.

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Doctor Who online game gets kids coding

Doctor Who online game gets kids coding

The BBC has created an online 'Doctor Who' game called 'The Doctor and the Dalek' to encourage children to get into coding.

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Bob Wootton: 7 things I learned at the Wired conference

Bob Wootton: 7 things I learned at the Wired conference

Quantum technologies, biotech and hackers: ISBA's director of media and advertising, Bob Wootton, gives his key takeouts from last week's Wired conference.

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Vice News to expand into seven countries

Vice News to expand into seven countries

Vice News, the digital news channel by Vice Media, is set to expand into seven further global markets over the next six months.

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AOL UK to produce shows starring Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes

AOL UK to produce shows starring Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes

AOL UK has unveiled plans for two Original online video series featuring Richard Bacon, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes.

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Newsbrands report record traffic in September

Newsbrands report record traffic in September

The websites of the UK's national newsbrands reported record traffic in September as people returned to work after one of the warmest summers on record to an agenda dominated by the Scottish Referendum, the Ebola scare, the return of football's Premier League and, internationally, by the trial of Oscar Pistorius.

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Blinkbox readies campaign to promote its cinema links

Blinkbox readies campaign to promote its cinema links

Blinkbox, Tesco's answer to LoveFilm and Netflix, is preparing to release a brand campaign that it hopes will establish it as the home of the latest blockbusters.

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Haig Club launches David Beckham ad

Haig Club launches David Beckham ad

Haig Club, the Diageo-owned whisky brand, has released a TV ad that stars David Beckham and was directed by Guy Ritchie.

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Taylor Swift drowns in kittens in Diet Coke campaign

Taylor Swift drowns in kittens in Diet Coke campaign

Taylor Swift gets lost in a sea of kittens in the latest TV campaign for Diet Coke.

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Google UK ad revenues climb 17% to $1.6bn

Google UK ad revenues climb 17% to $1.6bn

Google has reported revenue of $1.6 billion (£1 billion) in the UK in the third quarter of 2014, up 17 per cent from the same period last year, as global revenues surged 20 per cent.

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Q3 budgets show sustained growth

Q3 budgets show sustained growth

Marketing budgets continued to rise in the third quarter of 2014, marking two years of continuous growth, according to the latest IPA Bellwether Report.

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Pattison takes top Maxus role

Pattison takes top Maxus role

Maxus has promoted Lindsay Pattison, the UK chief executive and global chief strategy officer, to global chief ex­ecutive, replacing Vikram Sakhuja.

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OMD lands Liberty Global pan-Euro media

OMD lands Liberty Global pan-Euro media

Liberty Global, the owner of Virgin Media, has awarded its £150 million European media planning and buying account to OMD after a pitch.

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Guardian joins forces with Telegraph for media planning tool

Guardian joins forces with Telegraph for media planning tool

Guardian News and Media (GNM) and Telegraph Media Group (TMG) have formed a ground-breaking partnership to launch a combined version of the Audiences not Platforms cross-platform planning tool.

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Auckland poaches Metro's Karen Wall as executive director for ESI

Auckland poaches Metro's Karen Wall as executive director for ESI

Steve Auckland, the newly appointed group chief executive of ESI Media, has hired Metro leader, Karen Wall, as executive director for the group behind the Independent, Evening Standard and London Live news brands.

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ComScore chief says media needs to look beyond CTRs

ComScore chief says media needs to look beyond CTRs

Cookies don't tell the whole story and display ads are not as useless as you might first expect according to a masterclass from Gian Fulgoni, co-founder of research giant ComScore, at the IAB Engage conference held at the Barbican in London.

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One Direction partners with Talenthouse to find promising producers

One Direction partners with Talenthouse to find promising producers

Boy band One Direction has teamed up with online creative community, Talenthouse, to ask up-and-coming producers to remix the first single from their latest album.

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