Daily Press Summary | Friday 11 January 2019

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BBC’s Sam Bailey to run Audio Content Fund
Sam Bailey, a Commissioning Executive for BBC Radio 1, has been appointed as Managing Director of the Audio Content Fund, funded by the UK Government.
Radio Today

‘I can’t wait to get started’: Sam Bailey named MD of government-backed radio fund
Sam Bailey has been appointed as managing director of the Audio Content Fund, which is back by the UK Government.
Music Week

New radio campaign tackles Brexit’s spend impact
A new campaign from Radiocentre sets out to tackle the knock-on effect Brexit may have on UK advertising budgets.
Radio Today

Radiocentre hires Clementine Bernhardt as head of marketing
Bernhardt is tasked with helping to combat any Brexit-related adspend decline.
Campaign (£)

Jordan and Perri joins KISS FM UK for weekends
Diversity stars Jordan and Perri join KISS for Sunday evening show whilst KISS Chosen One winners Swarzy and AJ also get weekly shows.
Radio Today

‘Radio still has soul’: Radio’s 1 Ben Cooper talks streaming rivals and schedule shake-up
BBC Radio 1 is getting ready to launch another new show early in 2019, as former Kiss Breakfast trio Rickie, Melvin and Charlie make the move to evenings on the youth network.
Music Week

John Lewis boss on why the Christmas ad is still ‘incredibly important’
Both John Lewis and Waitrose increased sales in the run-up to Christmas, however they say it is too early to tell what impact the festive campaigns had on both brands.
Marketing Week

Lenny Henry takes diversity tax proposals to government
Campaigners call for an industry roundtable in May.
Broadcast (£)

Digital to drive strong growth in UK adspend despite Brexit
Advertising spend in the UK is set to grow 6.1% in 2019 to reach £22.2bn despite expectations of a turbulent year, according to the latest forecasts from Dentsu Aegis Network released today.
Mediatel

Radiocentre “Brexit-busting Radio” by Radioville
Radiocentre aims to tackle the knock-on effect that Brexit may have on UK advertising budgets.
Campaign (£)

Zoe Ball: I’m such a different person to my Radio 1 days
It’s fair to say Zoe Ball’s new breakfast show is going to strike quite a different tone to the one she hosted on Radio 1 in the late 1990s.
BBC News

Question Time: Fiona Bruce is fresh face in a tired format
Brexit dominated presenter’s first show after taking over but sharp questions could not cover programme’s failings.
Guardian

BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51
Award-winning BBC television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry has died from cancer aged 51, her family has confirmed.
BBC News

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