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Channel 5 asks Omnicom clients to seek 'independent advice'

Channel 5 asks Omnicom clients to seek 'independent advice'

Channel 5's latest salvo in its battle with Omnicom Media Group is in the form of a letter sent to the largest clients of Manning Gottlieb OMD, OMD and PHD, urging them to seek "independent advice" from media auditors about whether their TV advertising represents value for money.

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Bloomberg launches business hub to expand beyond the city

Bloomberg launches business hub to expand beyond the city

Bloomberg has expanded its media footprint with the launch of a new flagship media site, Bloomberg Business, designed to broaden the financial giant's remit in the business world.

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Unilever reviews £3bn global media

Unilever reviews £3bn global media

Unilever, the owner of Dove and Flora, is reviewing its £3 billion global media account.

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Emily Bell: Google, Facebook and Twitter 'taking over mainstream media'

Emily Bell: Google, Facebook and Twitter 'taking over mainstream media'

Emily Bell, the director of Columbia University's Tow Centre for digital journalism, warned the current dynamics between the press and digital "super platforms" like Google, Twitter and Facebook are "not working", when presenting The 12th annual Hugh Cudlipp Lecture on 26 January 2015.

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Deadline extended for Clear Channel Outdoor Planning Awards

Deadline extended for Clear Channel Outdoor Planning Awards

Media agencies now have ten days to complete their applications before the extended deadline of 6 February.

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Netmums founder launches YouTube network with Panasonic

Netmums founder launches YouTube network with Panasonic

Siobhan Freegard, the founder of Netmums, the UK parenting advice site, has launched the Channel Mum YouTube network, with Panasonic as a launch partner.

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Twitter unveils native video feature

Twitter unveils native video feature

Twitter has unveiled its first native video application, which allows users to shoot, edit and share videos from within its mobile app.

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Sky Atlantic to host ice-themed ad break for Fortitude launch

Sky Atlantic to host ice-themed ad break for Fortitude launch

Volvo, Jägermeister, Peugeot, Macmillan Cancer Support and Sony are among the brands featuring in a special ice-themed ad break to celebrate the launch of the new Sky Atlantic drama Fortitude.

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Time Inc UK restructures ad team

Time Inc UK restructures ad team

Time Inc UK, the publisher that owns InStyle, Country Life and Marie Claire, has restructured its advertising team to focus more on the customer and to better service agencies.

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OMC appoints Mark Craze as chairman

OMC appoints Mark Craze as chairman

The Outdoor Media Centre, the outdoor media trade body, has appointed Mark Craze, the former chief executive of Havas Media UK, as its chairman, replacing Naren Patel.

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Twitter readies election messages for your feed

Twitter readies election messages for your feed

Twitter has launched new postcode-specific geo-targeting service in time for the General Election, which will be held in 100 days.

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Claydon, Clifton, Blackett and Warby on Debrett's

Claydon, Clifton, Blackett and Warby on Debrett's

Jon Claydon, Rita Clifton, Karen Blackett and Sarah Warby are among the advertising, media and marketing names to make it into Debrett's list of the most influential people in the UK.

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Daily Mirror publishes its own tits on Page 3

Daily Mirror publishes its own tits on Page 3

The Daily Mirror is responding to the publicity around its rival The Sun's Page 3 by publishing a "montage" of tits tomorrow.

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Pepsi 'Headin' to Halftime: The Nasty What Now?' by The Brooklyn Brothers

Pepsi 'Headin' to Halftime: The Nasty What Now?' by The Brooklyn Brothers

Continuation of "Hyped for Halftime" campaign gets some laughs

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MailOnline posts record 199.4m global monthly browsers

MailOnline posts record 199.4m global monthly browsers

Monthly visitors to MailOnline, the world's biggest English-language newsbrand, hit new highs of 199.4 million browsers in December 2014, according to figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

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John Brown Media appoints Rebekah Billingsley to head of digital and content strategy role

John Brown Media appoints Rebekah Billingsley to head of digital and content strategy role

John Brown Media, the content marketing agency, has appointed Rebekah Billingsley to the newly created role of head of digital and content strategy.

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Accenture ties up with Guardian for 6 Nations

Accenture ties up with Guardian for 6 Nations

Accenture has signed up as The Guardian's branded content partner for the 2015 RBS 6 Nations.

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The Lad Bible publisher hires Mimi Turner as marketing director

The Lad Bible publisher hires Mimi Turner as marketing director

Mimi Turner, the former communications director for Northern & Shell, has joined the company behind online publications The Lad Bible and The Sport Bible as its first marketing director.

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Havas partners with Facebook's Atlas for multi-device ad targeting

Havas partners with Facebook's Atlas for multi-device ad targeting

Havas Media Group, home to Havas Media and Arena, has formed a partnership with Facebook's Atlas to better track users and serve ads around the world, starting in the US and Western Europe.

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Virgin Media COO Dana Strong to leave after 18 months

Virgin Media COO Dana Strong to leave after 18 months

Cable TV company Liberty Global has appointed Dana Strong, the chief operating officer of its Virgin Media business, as senior vice-president and chief transformation officer.

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