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David Walliams’ Awfully Good Ads

This is worth catching – David Walliams: Awfully Good ads series on Channel 4. As the show blurb says “sometimes ads are beautiful, witty, sexy, cool, but some ads are just plain crap” and this show celebrates the very best of the very worst before revealing Walliams’ most Awfully Good ad. Read more on David Walliams’ Awfully Good Ads…

We need new measurement systems for TV content and we need them fast

I was locked in a TV studio overlooking the Thames last week with Gerhard Zeiler, CEO of RTL Group and Charlie Crowe, CEO of C Squared. Charlie was grilling us on the future of TV for a MediaCom webcast. Read more on We need new measurement systems for TV content and we need them fast…

Court says PI must name phone hacking execs at News International

This could spell big trouble for some. The High Court has ordered the private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, to reveal identity of executives at News International who commissioned him to hack Steve Coogan’s phone.

The Guardian reports that the court ruled that Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of the News of the World phone-hacking case, “could not refuse to answer questions about his work on the grounds of self-incrimination”. Read more on Court says PI must name phone hacking execs at News International…

Andy Coulson has resigned – statement in full

It is being widely reported that a statement is due from No 10 later today regarding Andy Coulson. The speculation is that David Cameron’s director of communications is toast following fresh evidence emerging regarding the News of the World and phone hacking story.

The timing of the announcement comes as Tony Blair addresses the Chilcot inquiry on Iraq, which has not gone unnoticed on Twitter. Read more on Andy Coulson has resigned – statement in full…

Why Tina Brown might not be crazy to kill Newsweek.com

For some time now, the best way to understand Newsweek, est. 1933, has been through the microblog Tumblr, est. 2007.

Social news startup Ongo raises $12m from Gannett and the New York Times

Paid content has story of a very interesting news sharing start-up called Ongo, which has raised $12m from USA Today publisher-Gannett, the New York Times Company and the Washtington Post Company.

It is headed by former eBay executive Alex Kazim, who previously ran defunct  blog aggregator Tokoni. At eBay he was a senior VP and president of Skype. Read more on Social news startup Ongo raises $12m from Gannett and the New York Times…

Why Amscreen’s forecourt network is a driver for motors brands

There is beyond doubt a drive for motors advertisers to take a campaign on Amscreen’s forecourt network of digital screens. I guarantee that will be the last intentional motoring-related pun I include in this piece.

Yes, obviously the forecourt environment is ideal for motors advertising. What’s interesting, however, is the varied use of the network by these advertisers which to my mind makes a compelling point about the flexibility and possibility provided by digital signage. It isn’t ‘one size fits all’; what it is, I believe, is ‘one cloth can be cut to fit all – and still look good!’. In this case, the Amscreen network’s flexibility makes it appropriate for all motors manufacturers, regardless of the kind of vehicle, the potential driver of that vehicle, or the required message communication. Read more on Why Amscreen’s forecourt network is a driver for motors brands…

Californication gets a taste of cross media promotion Desmond style

I love Californication it is a gem of a show hidden away on the late night depths of channel Five. Catching up with the lastest episode last night I noticed that it had acquired a news sponsor in the Daily Star on Sunday.

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How Cameron and the Standard tackle growing row over Coulson and phone hacking

Well he doesn’t, but this story splashed on the front page of the Evening Standard today of David Cameron, wife Sam and new family addition probably encapsulates his attitude, and that of parts of the media (is there an unofficial blackout?), to the growing calls for a government inquiry into the swirl of allegations surrounding his director of comms, Andy Coulson, and the News of the World’s phone hacking.

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Fincham has No Expectations

It seemed Edinburgh couldn’t get enough of Peter Fincham yesterday as his controller session, and his 1am performance with his band No Expectations at The George hotel, were both packed out.

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