James Cordon is famous both sides of the Atlantic, but the new marketing head at Confused.com felt his charisma was "distracting" from its brand message. Hence, the insurance comparison site has dropped the chat show host and tv actor in its latest campaign, "The Drum" reveals.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into suspicions that some social media influencers are not declaring posts have been paid for, "The Mirror" reveals. It is not known yet which influencers and celebrities have been contacted to disclose details about their posting.
Having stood by American news media outlets that yesterday co-ordinated editorials to oppose Trump labelling them as "the enemy of the people," "The Guardian" today reports on the President's furious backlash. It also reveals that the Senate passed a motion to declare "the press is not the enemy of the people".
The company behind AdBlock Plus has released a list of mobile ad formats it will allow its users to see, "Campaign" reports. No ad must fill more than 50% of the screen. Sticky ads are allowed at the bottom of the page and they are also allowed to feature animations.
Saatchi & Saatchi has won Betway's advertising account in a competitive pitch that followed the bookmaker parting companies with Above and Beyond in March, Campaign reports.
The latest round of ABC figures show that Metro, the free newspaper, was the only paper to see a growth in year-on-year distribution this July, "Press Gazette" reports.
The latest circulation figures from ABC are bad news for magazines, "Campaign" reports. TI Media, formerly Time Inc, saw a combined circulation drop of 11% across its portfolio, year-on-year, while Hearst magazines dropped 8%. Bauer saw a 3% decline.
The England football team has changed its allegiance on beer, "Campaign" reports. Carlsberg is out. The new official beer for the senior team is instead, Bud Light.
The BBC has decided not to appeal a decision that found it guilty of breaking privacy laws when it reported that pop icon Sir Cliff Richard was being investigated over a historic claim of sexual abuse. The claim was dismissed without the pop star being charged, yet the BBC live-streamed a raid on his house. "Press Gazette" reveals the BBC is now calling for a review of privacy laws.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is seeking new powers to limit the number of Uber drivers, "Sky News" reports. Khan claims the number of mini cab drivers has nearly doubled in London since 2011 and the number of drivers signing up to ride-hailing apps, including Uber, need to be better managed.