Tag Archives: Media

Why £11.2bn of the UK’s £16bn adspend is wasted

According to the Advertising Association 2011 ad expenditure in the UK will be circa £16 billion. So a client spending £1.6m in 2011 will account for 0.01% of all advertising. Makes you think harder about what is and isn’t effective, ...

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UK government to clamp down on sexy images aimed at children

‘Let children be children’ was launched today by Reg Bailey, chief executive of Mother’s Union, at a primary school in Balham, London. It is the second government review into the commercial world in three years, and has the personal backing ...

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£500m Ipsos bid for research firm Synovate puts £2bn Aegis into play

French research giant Ipsos has bid £500m for Synovate, the global research firm owned by media buying group Aegis. Synovate has lagged its bigger sibling’s performance over the past decade so a bid should be welcome, allowing Aegis to cuts ...

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UK coalition government relies on pomp and circumstance to avoid meltdown

Iconic adman and three-time election-winning Thatcher adviser turned public relations oligarch Lord Bell, speaking at an IPA event in March 2010, summed up election strategy thus: if a country’s ‘feel-good factor’ stays above a certain level, governing parties win elections. ...

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Media buyers demand subscriber figures from Murdoch

As reports suggest the News of the World will erect a paywall in October, followed by the Sun, there are ominous rumblings from the media buying fraternity about News International’s worth as a digital brand, now that its unique users ...

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Will Murdoch's digital paper make a pioneering profit?

In his latest attempt to make digital news content pay, Rupert Murdoch is launching a new digital paper in the US, geared specifically to younger readers and available on outlets like the iPad and mobile phones. While making any kind ...

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ITV launches teleshopping trial

While Adam Crozier in his email to the ITV troops yesterday highlighted The Prisoner drama remake as a feather in the network’s cap, perhaps a more significant development will be the launch of ITV’s very first teleshopping programme next month. ...

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Youth Media targets students at their desks

Reaching young people has always been a fraught business for advertisers, as they always move on to the next exciting media channel before the brands can catch up. Now Youth Media, a media network based in UK universities and colleges, ...

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