Media

It’s a ‘miserable day’: Tess Alps retires as chair of Thinkbox

It’s a rare press release that starts with “we are reluctant and miserable to announce,” but Thinkbox has done just that with a statement about Tess Alps departure from the TV marketing body. Alps was the founding CEO of Thinkbox ...

Read More »

Introducing The Media and Marketing podcast on MAA – Black Lives Matter

In the first Media and Marketing podcast on MAA journalist John Reynolds discusses Black Lives Matter and its impact on advertising with Rania Robinson, CEO, Quiet Storm; Mihir Haria-Shah, head of broadcast Total Media and Christopher Kenna, founder, Brand Advance. ...

Read More »

The Specialist Works buys hyper-local agency Pintarget

UK media independent The Specialist Works is buying hyper-local media and data business Pintarget. Pintarget, founded in 2016 by Charlie Makin and part-owned by shopper media specialist RMI will now be known as Pintarget by The Specialist Works with Makin ...

Read More »

Man City football ruling creates a financial free-for-all for regimes playing the global PR game

Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition, imposed by Uefa, has been overturned by the grand-sounding Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Court found that the alleged “serious breaches” of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules were “either not established ...

Read More »

Is Sorrell right to damn (gin-soaked) public relations?

Sir Martin Sorrell (below) seems to have made a new brigade of enemies by branding PR as, inter alia, defined by “press releases,” (fair enough), “gin-soaked lunches” (didn’t have too many of those pre-lockdown) and “analogue” (has this man no ...

Read More »