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Drummond Central, the Newcastle-based creative and advertising agency, has become the surprise winner of the World Media Awards’ ‘Technology and Telecoms’ category. It was recognised for its work as the creative driving force behind bringing online gambling giant bet365’s live odds format to the global stage. Drummond Central team helped transform the business into the world’s number one online gambling site...
WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell said his company plans to commit $200m to the Snapchat app in 2017. WPP’s apparent commitment will allow Snapchat to clinch at least one of the nine-figure deals it reportedly sought from top agencies. If the deal pans out WPP would more than double its spend in the Snapchat universe. While the agency...
Omnicom has hired a new chief creative officer to lead We Are Unlimited, the agency dedicated to McDonald’s that opened in Chicago earlier this year. Toygar Bazarkaya, who held the role of chief creative officer of the Americas at Havas before leaving in March, will begin his new role this month. This marks the first major hire for Ari Weiss,...
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest beer brewer, has kicked off a global media agency review, putting Vizeum on alert in the UK. Reports suggest that every agency holding group has been invited to pitch for media duties for the owner of Stella Artois and Budweiser. The company could be set to consolidate its global media duties. Media Link has been...
NDTV 24×7 has claimed that it is now the biggest South Asian news channel in the UK, following the exit of ARY News. From the live coverage of the Westminster attack, to covering the DAVOS World Economic Forum, to the Indian elections – NDTV 24×7 said it has successfully captured the pulse of the South Asian audience through its timely...
SEE TV, the Turkey-based Pakistani entertainment channel, is set to launch this month. The channel has been added to the Sky line-up, and began broadcasting on 3rd April. SEE TV is known for its fictions ‘Life Line’, ‘Agar Aur Jee Latay’, ‘Baz Aa Ry Bewakoof’ and ‘Kahani Zindagi Ki’, also specialises in a daily children’s band. The service is available...
Retail giant Nordstrom is currently seeking a new agency to handle its $70m annual media planning and buying business. According to Kantar Media, Nordstrom spent just under $70 million on measured media in both 2015 and 2016. The retailer does not currently retain a creative agency of record, though it has worked with various shops on campaigns. Nordstrom, which is...
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show cause notice to ARY News channel over comments on a statement by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The regulator took exception to remarks made by Shahid Latif, a guest on an ARY News programme, that termed a recent statement by Sharif blasphemous. Shahid Latif made the remarks during ‘The Reporters’...
ARY News has returned to the UK market but under the service name New Vision TV. The channel has dropped the name ‘ARY News’ in this territory to ‘ARY World’. It launched on Sky EPG 804 – the former home of ARY QTV. Ofcom was thought to have made stringent checks prior to New Vision TV’s launch, with questions still...
Sudhir Chaudhary has been promoted to the position of Editor-In-Chief of ZEE News, ZEE Business, DNA and WION. He recently launched English news channel WION after Rohit Gandhi’s exit. Chaudhary will now manage all ZEE Media news channels, and will report to ZEE Media COO, Rajiv Singh.

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