Daily Press Summary | Thursday 8 November 2018


Radiocentre shoots new set of lifestyle images to reflect vibrant modern listening habits
Radiocentre has commissioned an additional set of new lifestyle images to authentically reflect modern radio listening – portraying a broader range of people in different scenarios to represent the diversity of today’s radio audience.

AA/WARC records strongest Q2 adspend since 2014
UK advertising spend has had its strongest second quarter since 2014, with adspend during Q2 2018 up 6.4% year-on-year (YoY) to £5.6bn.

Global in talks to add talkSPORT to Dax audio platform
News UK station would broaden Dax’s pan-industry appeal.
Campaign (£)

Radioplayer Presents Reference Radio for Dashboards
The touchscreen radio prototype aims to reduce driver distraction.
Radio World

The writing on the wall 
Ofcom’s block on BBC iPlayer box-sets is a time-consuming distraction that once again ignores the real threat of Netflix, Amazon and Apple, writes Raymond Snoddy.

News UK and eBay partner on reactive Christmas campaign
News UK has launched a commercial partnership with eBay to deliver branded content reacting to the news agenda across The Times, The Sun and News UK’s owned digital platforms.

Magic Radio & Warner Bros launch film campaign in Paris
Bauer Media’s Magic Radio is set to launch a multi-platform film campaign with Warner Bros. Pictures UK to promote the forthcoming film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Advertising Association and IPA sign deal to strengthen UK’s presence in China
The Advertising Association (AA) and the Institute of Practitioners (IPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with the Shanghai International Advertising Festival (SHIAF) for 2019.
The Drum

‘There are some amazing women trailblazing’: Jane Arthy talks radio
Warner Bros VP, radio Jane Arthy has told Music Week that “more opportunities are opening up” for women in the radio industry.
Music Week

Retailers roll back traditional Christmas TV ad campaigns
ITV expects decline of up to 8% in festive ad spend, prompting fall in share price.

7,000 UK households still watching TV in black and white
TV Licensing reveals hotspots across the country where monochrome remains king.

Stars call for diversity tax break
Lenny Henry, Malorie Blackman and Ade Adepitan among 80 signatories on letter to government.
Broadcast (£)

Community radio stations condemn radio report
A group of community radio stations has jointly condemned a report commissioned by industry body Radiocentre.
Radio Today

Odeon Luxe Leicester Square to be the UK’s first Dolby Cinema venue
There’s some early Christmas cheer for cinema fans with the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square set to be the UK’s first Dolby Cinema site.
The Times (£)

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