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Channel 4 and BT rule out Channel 5 bid

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 | By Lara O'Reilly

BT Consumer chief executive John Petter and Channel 4 boss David Abraham reveal they are not eyeing bids for Richard Desmond’s for-sale TV business.

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BT rehires Matthew Warren to lead brand strategy

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 | By Russell Parsons

Warren returns to marketing after hiatus to replace Richard Bowyer. 


BT Sport marketing blitz pushes customer numbers past 2.5m

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 | By Russell Parsons

Sport and broadband gains help BT post first quarterly revenue growth in four years. 

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Top 10 Marketing Week stories 2013 Video

Tue, 24 Dec 2013 | By Lara O'Reilly

From Share a Coke, to Nike’s decision to take social media in-house, we count down 2013’s most popular stories on

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BT Sport readies new TV ad Video

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 | By Lara O'Reilly

Marketing shifts from showcasing the channels’ talent to highlighting the passion fans feel for live sport.

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'ITV's ad share to plummet after BT Sport Champions League landgrab'

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 | By Lara O'Reilly

Analysts at Citi downgrade ITV’s share status from ‘buy’ to ‘neutral’.

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Annoying customers with a barrage of emails has become cheaper than delivering good service

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 | By Secret Marketer

Regular readers will know that ‘lazy marketing’ is a bugbear of mine…


Half-measures won’t stop nuisance calls and spam texts

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 | By Michael Barnett

Will the Government response kill off the spam, or lead to long-term harm for consumers and marketers?


Love it or hate it

22 August 2013 | By Lucy Tesseras

How far should Marmite and other brands push the taste and regulatory boundaries?

Mindi Chahal

Can new think tank demonstrate the value of research?

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 | By Mindi Chahal

Is The Market Research Society’s new think tank enough to convince brands of the importance of market research? 

Russell Parsons

Influence: Difficult to obtain, easy to lose

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 | By Russell Parsons

Influence has been a prominent feature on this past week. Growing influence to ensure your voice as a marketer is heard in your business to be precise. 


The top 100 most valuable global brands 2013

Tue, 21 May 2013 | By Lou Cooper

This year’s BrandZ ranking of the top 100 valuable global brands sees Apple maintain its reign at number one and the value of the top brands grow by 7 per cent to $2.6 trillion

Lara O'Reilly

BT Sport digital exclusives could help it boot Sky out the park

Fri, 10 May 2013 | By Lara O'Reilly

If it gets the digital and mobile offer right, BT Sport could transform sports broadcasting into a whole different ball game.

Lucy Handley

Consumers will shut out brands that aren't careful with data

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 | By Lucy Handley

I want to be in control of the information brands have on me - and am on data shutdown.

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BT and Visa debut in most valuable BrandZ lists

Tue, 21 May 2013 | By Sebastian Joseph

And Apple holds firm in top spot,according to BrandZ.

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ITV1's ad break recreated in Lego Video

Tue, 11 Feb 2014

To promote The Lego Movie, ITV1 has run ads such as BT Flatmates and Premier Inn formed entirely out of the plastic bricks.

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BT Sport readies new TV ad Video

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 | By Lara O'Reilly

Marketing shifts from showcasing the channels’ talent to highlighting the passion fans feel for live sport.


BT Sport circumvents Sky ad ban through Scottish rugby sponsorship

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 | By Sebastian Joseph

BT Sports logo to appear on rival’s rugby coverage after inking deals with Glasgow and Edinburgh teams.

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BT Sport and Comic Relief launch joint CSR initiative

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 | By Lara O'Reilly

‘The Supporters Club’ initiative aims to support grass roots sport for young people in the UK, similar to Sky Sports Living for Sport scheme

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Sun Bets

The Sun preps launch of own-branded betting service

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By Lara O'Reilly

News UK moots launch of Sun Bets.

Apprentic schemes

Should you recruit a marketer's apprentice?

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 | By Morag Cuddeford-Jones

Hiring talent through non-traditional routes can be challenging but marketing teams are reaping the rewards.

Sir Martin Sorrell

Sorrell: ‘Native advertising is not naive or ephemeral, it is critical to success’

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 | By Lucy Handley

Native content and programmatic buying are the two biggest growth areas for WPP, says CEO Sir Martin Sorrell.

The Sun

News UK aims to create new universal ad effectiveness metric

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 | By Lara O'Reilly

Publisher to commission research it hopes will help media industry sell ads based on ‘outcomes’ rather than reach and frequency.

The Sun Campaign

Campaigners question use of ‘sexualised imagery’ in The Sun’s breast cancer drive

Tue, 4 Mar 2014 | By Russell Parsons

No More Page 3 backs the paper’s breast cancer awareness campaign but not the use of topless models to promote it. 


Big Six warned to compete more fairly with challenger brands

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 | By Sebastian Joseph

Energy industry regulator Ofgem unveils new rules in a bid to boost competition between suppliers.

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