2013-05-20 20th - 26th May 2013
TelevisionMay 24, 2013
Dancing on Ice to end in 2014
ITV's long running entertainment show Dancing on Ice is to end after next year's ninth series. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean announced on ITV's Daybreak on Tuesday morning that the final series will be broadcast next year. Dancing on Ice, made by ITV Studios, was for many years one of the broadcaster's ratings bankers, reaching a peak in 2008 when the final attracted an overnight average of 11.8 million viewers and a 44% audience share
May 24, 2013
Channel 4 plans two Friday night music entertainment shows
More than a quarter of a century after The Tube and 13 years after Chris Evans' TFI Friday, Channel 4 is planning two new music entertainment shows for Friday night. Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw will present That Music Show, described as a cross between a pop quiz and a gig, with rounds of questions bookmarked by "exclusive live performances from the past, present and future of music". Smells Like Friday Night is an hour-long live music show presented by Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule from Rizzle Kicks, comedian Rob Beckett and TV presenter Billie JD Porter.
OtherMay 24, 2013
Telegraph reports 'solid' 2012 with 5% profit hike
TMG’s pre-tax profit reached £57.2m for the year ending 30 December 2012, up from £54.5m over the same period in 2011.A statement by TMG described the group’s figures for 2012 as "a solid performance despite the challenging economic environment". The group’s overall turnover fell 1%, down to £327.5m. No breakdown of income was provided by TMG, which filed its results with Companies House, but according to a statement from the group, print advertising revenue declined year on year, as did circulation revenue.
May 24, 2013
Study finds mobile devices account for 25% of UK search spend
The role of mobile phones and tablets in paid search advertising in the UK now accounts for roughly 25% of total spend and 28% of total clicks, according to the latest data from digital marketing specialist Kenshoo. The findings from the Kenshoo Search Advertising Trends Q1 2013 report also indicate that increasing demand for both tablet and phone advertising has driven up cost-per-click (CPC) to £0.20 on phones and £0.30 for tablets (which is now equal to computers).
May 24, 2013
Guardian thinks global with new domain name theguardian.com
The Guardian is set to change its numerous domain names including guardian.co.uk to theguardian.com as part of a shift to a global digital newsbrand and ongoing expansion in the US and Asia-Pacific. The move comes as the publisher continues to invest in expanding its global footprint, having launched editorial teams in the US and, since the start of the year, Australia. The newsbrand has come a long when in five years, when Guardian Unlimited was relaunched as guardian.co.uk, and it became the first UK newspaper website to break 20m unique browsers per month.
May 24, 2013
Future plots 50% digital revenues
Future, the specialist magazine publisher, plans to generate at least half of its revenues from digital business in future, according to Mark Wood, the UK chief executive. Wednesday’s Future's half-year financial results to March revealed a fall in operating profit, but growing digital revenues that now make up 25 per cent of its total, up from 18 per cent a year earlier. The shift marks progress in the publisher's move toward becoming a digitally focused business, through tablet editions of its publications such as T3 and websites like Techradar. The publisher now has more than 300,000 subscribers to digital editions, up over 75 per cent since March 2012.
May 24, 2013
Twitter launches TV ad targeting system
Twitter is targeting TV advertisers with a new system that will identify people who are tweeting about a brand's ads. Called TV ad targeting on Twitter, and developed followings its acquisition of social TV analytics firm Bluefin Labs, it is designed to help marketers extend and enhance their TV ad campaigns. Initially available only in select areas in the US, advertisers will be able to see which Twitter users have been exposed to their ads on TV and target them with Promoted Tweets. It further builds on Twitter's growing relationship with TV and follows recent partnerships it has formed with ESPN and Fox in the US. TV ad targeting on Twitter will integrate TV campaigns with activity on social media giving ads longevity and the ability for users who might have tweeted about the ads to further engage with the brand.
OutdoorMay 24, 2013
Media Agency delivers cutting-edge integrated mapping tool
Kinetic wanted to enhance its media planning platform by upgrading its mapping technology. The Outdoor media agency chose Bing Maps for its flexibility, breadth of coverage, and user-friendly visualisation tools. Kinetic’s media planning tool Aureus incorporates Bing Maps, allowing plannersto show clients the relevance of their media placements across thousands of locations in minutes.