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Downton Abbey launch audience drops 1.1m from 2013

Downton Abbey launch audience drops 1.1m from 2013

'Downton Abbey' returned with an average audience of 8.4 million last night, down from 9.5 million last year.

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Ukraine unrest hits ZenithOptimedia adspend forecasts

Ukraine unrest hits ZenithOptimedia adspend forecasts

ZenithOptimedia, the Publicis Groupe media network, has downgraded its global ad forecast as a result of disruption to trade and investment caused by tension over Ukraine.

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Newspaper ABCs: Digital figures for August 2014

Newspaper ABCs: Digital figures for August 2014

Mail Online continues to lead the websites for the UK's national newspapers, with more than 11.3 million daily unique browsers in August, while the biggest risers year on year are sites for the Metro (175%) and the Mirror (99%).

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Trinity Mirror's Wildman poaches Yahoo's Piers North

Trinity Mirror's Wildman poaches Yahoo's Piers North

Trinity Mirror has poached Piers North from Yahoo to take the new role of digital strategy director at the national and regional newspaper publisher.

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Starcom MediaVest appoints Sue Frogley as global commercial director

Starcom MediaVest appoints Sue Frogley as global commercial director

Starcom MediaVest Group has appointed Sue Frogley to the newly created role of global commercial director.

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iProspect bolsters team with two appointments

iProspect bolsters team with two appointments

Digital marketing performance agency iProspect has hired Wayne Blodwell and Gareth Owen to the newly-created roles of head of programmatic and strategy partner, respectively.

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Havas Media wins broadband brief

Havas Media wins broadband brief

Havas Media has picked up the media planning and buying account for the broadband, phone and TV comparison site Broadbandchoices.

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Diet Coke to sponsor ITV's new entertainment channel

Diet Coke to sponsor ITV's new entertainment channel

ITV's new free-to-air lifestyle and entertainment channel, ITVBe, launches next month with Diet Coke as its main sponsor.

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MacCallum named M2M chief executive

MacCallum named M2M chief executive

Alistair MacCallum has been named the first chief executive of Omnicom's M2M.

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News UK to open native ad division

News UK to open native ad division

News UK is launching a bespoke native advertising unit led by the editor of The Sunday Times' Style, Tiffanie Darke.

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MailOnline's £60m target on track as US site overtakes UK

MailOnline's £60m target on track as US site overtakes UK

MailOnline is now attracting more monthly unique browsers from its US operation than the UK, helping to keep its target of generating £60 million from advertising for the year on track.

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Study finds TV and digital outdoor best at 'making brands famous'

Study finds TV and digital outdoor best at 'making brands famous'

Chief executives and chief marketing officers have named TV and the emerging space of digital out of home as the must-have media for "making brands famous", in a study conducted by Censuswide.

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Sorrell warns of Scotland becoming an 'outlier' and the UK 'diminished' by a Yes vote

Sorrell warns of Scotland becoming an 'outlier' and the UK 'diminished' by a Yes vote

If Scotland votes yes to independence tomorrow, its major cities would become outliers, London will become more of a competitor for business and the remaining UK will be diminished, warned Martin Sorrell, chief executive and founder of WPP.

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Dentsu Aegis Network appoints Mark Hollinshead as non-exec director

Dentsu Aegis Network appoints Mark Hollinshead as non-exec director

Dentsu Aegis has appointed former Trinity Mirror chief operating officer, Mark Hollinshead, as a non-executive director for its regional business in the UK.

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Boris Johnson welcomes 'benevolent' Murdoch and News UK to London Bridge

Boris Johnson welcomes 'benevolent' Murdoch and News UK to London Bridge

News UK, home to The Times and The Sun newsbrands, completed its move to the News Building at London Bridge yesterday, with a welcome from the Mayor of London.

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Virgin Trains spends £8 million on advertising to refocus on its brand

Virgin Trains spends £8 million on advertising to refocus on its brand

Virgin Trains has pumped £8 million into an integrated campaign, as part of a new strategy to refocus on its brand.

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Virgin Media ad starring Usain Bolt banned

Virgin Media ad starring Usain Bolt banned

A Virgin Media TV ad starring superstar runner Usain Bolt has been banned for having insufficient information.

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My Media Week: Robin Clarke

My Media Week: Robin Clarke

This week, Robin Clarke, MD, Sports at Starcom Mediavest Group, plots 2015 strategy with clients Heineken and Betway ahead of another giant sporting year and makes a very important purchase - his son's first pair of football boots.

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Guardian Labs launches online hub Fixology for Direct Line

Guardian Labs launches online hub Fixology for Direct Line

Guardian Labs and Direct Line are launching an online hub called Fixology, which offers advice on everyday problems.

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Ofcom rejects London Live's bid to cut programming

Ofcom rejects London Live's bid to cut programming

London Live's application to reduce the amount of local programming it broadcasts has been rejected by regulator Ofcom on the grounds it "would result in a departure from the character of the licensed service."

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