• Western Union Moves To BBH
    Western Union has moved its global media account to BBH, "Campaign" reveals. The business used to be handled by Mcgarrybowen.
  • EU Asks British Papers To Cover Brexit Responsibly
    "The Guardian" reveals that the European Commission is calling on British newspapers to report on Brexit more responsibly. It follows headlines which the Commission believes are distasteful, such as "The Sun" referring to leaders involved in the negotiations as "EU Dirty Rats."
  • Wunderman Buys Controlling Stake In Emark
    Wunderman has bought a controlling stake in Emark, a marketing tech company based in The Netherlands with offices in London, Barcelona and Poland, "Campaign" reveals.
  • Two-Thirds Of Ad-Spend Growth To Come From Paid Search And Social
    Netimperative reports that two-thirds of growth in ad spend will come from paid search and paid social between last year and 2020, a new forecast from Zenith reveals.
  • Apple's Purchase Of Shazam Completed
    Apple's GBP300m purchase of Shazam has now been completed, "Sky News" reports, following EU approval last month.
  • DC Thomson Buys Aceville Publication
    "Press Gazette" reveals DC Thomson Media has announced the purchase of Aceville Publication which owns 35 magazine titles, including "Health & Wellbeing," "Let's Knit," "Veggie," and "Sew."
  • Murdoch Will Bounce Back From Sky Blow, 'The Guardian' Predicts
    "The Guardian" is predicting that Rupert Murdoch will not take long to bounce back from his latest defeat, being outbid for full control of Sky by Comcast. The paper points out that Murdoch was set to sell Sky to Disney anyway and so his longer-term influence on shaping the UK's news output is not diminished.
  • Brits Spend 12 Hours Per Week Watching TV On-Demand
    British adults spend 12 hours per week watching Netflix and on-demand tv. According to "The Guardian," that is eight times longer than they spend exercising.
  • Facebook Really Was Working On A Smartphone When It Floated
    Facebook really was planning to build and launch its own smartphone to take on Apple and Samsung, "The Telegraph" reveals. A former employee has admitted the rumours were correct and that he is working on the project -- which never got off the ground, although there is no clear explanation why.
  • Alexa Adds Skype
    Skype is coming to Alexa, "Mobile Marketing" reports. A partnership between Amazon and Microsoft means Alexa will allow smartphone and smart speaker owners to make and receive voice and video Skype calls by the use of their voice.
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