Archive for the 'Scuttlebut' Category

WARC Global Advertising Trends – The Duopoly

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Tristan Cotterill

WARC, the international marketing intelligence service, has found that of the $590.4bn spent on advertising worldwide last year, $144.6bn (24.5%) went to the Google and Facebook ‘Duopoly’, which equates to almost one in four dollars. The duopoly’s adspend share is up from 20.3% in 2017 and is more than double the 10.8% recorded in 2014. […]

Wall Mural and Hand Painted Signage Company, Mural Painter

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Last week in New York, at the NY Build Expo, we met Emily Strauss, Founder & CEO of Mural Painter and several of her team of artists. Mural Painter Inc. was established in 2009 and has since expanded to three states and five cities across the nation. Today Mural Painter operates two offices in NYC […]

UK Government Consultation on Food Advertising Restrictions

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The UK Advertising Association has given an official response on publication of the Government consultation on food advertising restrictions. Stephen Woodford, Chief Executive, Advertising Association was quoted as saying “We urge Government to ensure that this review considers all available evidence in this consultation. A continuing focus on further advertising restrictions is founded on the […]

Debbie Drutz Joins Novus Media Inc.

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

Novus Media Inc. announced this week that Debbie Drutz has joined the agency as President, Novus Canada. She will have direct responsibility for all of Novus Canada’s operations, overseeing client strategy, planning, investment, HR and finance and will be based in Toronto and report directly to Dave Murphy, CEO. Before joining Novus, Debbie Drutz was […]

oOh!media Opens State Office in Perth

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Tristan Cotterill

oOh!media has set up a new dedicated office in Perth to enable advertisers to better leverage its expanded offering including more than 3,000 Out of Home panels in Western Australia and advanced strategic tools to optimise performance. Following the addition of Commute by oOh! (formerly Adshel), oOh! has more than doubled its footprint in the […]

Martin Romanowski Steps Down From Smartsign AB

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

One of the two CEO ‘moves’ that were rumoured at #ISE2019 a few weeks ago has been confirmed with official news just in that Martin Romanowski has stepped down from his role of CEO at Smartsign AB.

Steve Cadwell Joins @TaximediaUK

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Steve Cadwell has joined Taxi Media to Sales Director, in a hire that we are told, will see the Out of Home taxi advertising experts expand beyond London to provide opportunities for UK agencies to advertise on taxis across the UK. Steve joins Taxi Media after 21 years in advertising, 13 of those being in […]

oOh!media Announces Double-Digit Organic Revenue Growth

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Tristan Cotterill

oOh!media Limited (ASX:OML) (oOh!) this week announced double-digit organic revenue growth, together with a strong fourth-quarter contribution from the Commute business (formerly Adshel) for the year ended 31 December 2018 (“CY18”). oOh! continues to leverage the reach and diversity of its product portfolio in the Out Of Home media sector with strong revenue growth in […]

Three New Hires ‪@LeyardGroup / @PlanarSystems ‬

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Andrew Neale

Leyard and Planar have welcomed John Hurst as account manager for the companies’ Florida sales team. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the proAV industry, including a recent project management role at BCI Integrated Solutions and previous vice president position at Sound Insights, Inc. In his new role, John will manage Leyard […]

QMS Media Continues to Deliver Solid Revenue Growth

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Tristan Cotterill

QMS Media Limited (ASX: QMS) this week announced its preliminary financial results for the six months to December 31, 2018. As previously advised, the Company has resolved to change its financial year end from 30 June to 31 December, to streamline the reporting across all QMS Group entities and to align with industry standards. Commenting […]