Daily Press Summary | Wednesday 18th April 2018
Key 103 to rebrand as Hits Radio and go national
Major changes are heading to Bauer’s Big City Network in June, including a new national station called Hits Radio broadcasting from Manchester.
Key 103 reveals MASSIVE change – with new name, new DJs and national radio roll-out
Manchester’s Key 103 radio station is changing its name after 30 years, and will go NATIONAL for the first time in huge re-brand to Hits Radio with a presenter reshuffle.
Manchester Evening News
IPA Bellwether: UK marketing budgets feel the strain
Marketing budget growth has stalled according to the latest IPA Bellwether report – largely due to “challenging” market conditions.
IPA Bellwether: Digital budgets rise despite overall market sag
While UK marketing budgets were increased during the first quarter of 2018, it was the slowest growth seen since 2016.
UK ad market growth slows as brands exert ‘caution and belt-tightening’
The UK ad market has grown for the 35th consecutive quarter although it will slow in 2018 from 1.8% growth in ad spend in 2017 to 0.8% for 2018.
WPP hires recruitment firm to help find Martin Sorrell successor
WPP has hired a New York-based recruitment firm as it begins the global search to replace founder and chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell.
Newspaper group Johnston Press warns of cost cuts as revenues slip
UK newspaper group Johnston Press reported an almost 10 per cent fall in annual revenues and warned of cost-cutting amid a “difficult backdrop” despite what it said were signs of improvement in the print advertising market.
Financial Times (£)
BBC wants more women in top roles
The BBC is preparing to help more women land senior roles as part of a push to make it one of the UK’s best equal opportunities employers.
TalkSport outbids BBC to secure rights for forthcoming England cricket tours
TalkSport has announced a major coup late Tuesday after outbidding the BBC to secure the free-to-air radio broadcast rights for England’s forthcoming tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
Facebook quietly stopped apps from harvesting users’ private data just two weeks ago
Facebook exposed private friend lists to app developers without their knowledge until two weeks ago, despite claiming to have blocked the service three years ago.
Barb sets strict rules for social media platforms
Facebook and YouTube will not be measured by Barb until they agree to a strict set of guidelines, following an industry-wide consultation.
Radio 2’s overnight show to air from Salford
OJ Borg’s new overnight show on BBC Radio 2 will be broadcast live from MediaCityUK by Audio Always and produced by Jordan Hemingway and Dan Markham.