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Christmas reading from TheMediaBriefing: Our most popular articles of 2014

Christmas reading from TheMediaBriefing: Our most popular articles of 2014

Jasper Jackson19th December 2014

We know media types can't go long without a dose of analysis, debate and discussion so, to tide you over until 2015 we've rounded up the 20 most popular articles on TheMediaBriefing from the last year. The top stories reflect both enduring themes and some of the big issues that have emerged over the last year, from the continued decline of print through to the globalisation of media and the search for better ways of measuring the success of publishers.

Advertising, B2B Media, Broadcast, Consumer Media, Digital Media, Finance and Deals, Mobile, Newspapers

Cost cuts not growth responsible for Times Newspapers' operating profit

Cost cuts not growth responsible for Times Newspapers' operating profit

Chris Sutcliffe10th December 2014

Last week The Times stressed that its return to operating profit was because of the increase in its digital subscriptions (with a little help from increased cover prices). But is that figure more to do with the ongoing changes to its backroom organisation?

Advertising, Digital Media, Finance and Deals, Newspapers

Membership focus helps Times Newspapers make first operating profit since 2001

Membership focus helps Times Newspapers make first operating profit since 2001

Jasper Jackson2nd December 2014

News UK subsidiary Times Newspapers, which runs the Times and Sunday Times newspapers, recorded an operating profit of £1.7 million for the financial year ending June 30 2014 as the newspapers steadily grew their digital subscriber bases and shifted more of their readers into long-term membership relationships.

Digital Media, Finance and Deals, Newspapers

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Snapchat hits $10bn valuation with new funding round

Telegraph.co.uk - Media1st January 2015

Snapchat has raised $485.6m in funding since April, taking its valuation above $10bn

Digital Media, Finance and Deals, Mobile

Tesco turns to TalkTalk in bid to offload Blinkbox

Telegraph.co.uk - Media29th December 2014

Vodafone loses interest in film streaming service with supermarket under pressure to cut losses

Broadcast, Finance and Deals

21st Century Fox To Acquire Video Ad Platform True[X] For $200M

Kelly LiyakasaAdexchanger.com17th December 2014

Christmas came early for digital video ad platform true[X]. The ad platform, which serves both advertisers and publishers, revealed Wednesday that News Corp. spinoff 21st Century Fox intends to acquire it. Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, The Wall Street Journal pegged that figure at about $200 million. (Read the release). This acquisition indicates 21st […]

Advertising, Digital Media, Finance and Deals

LinkedIn Q3: Marketing Solutions Revenue Up 45% As Bizo Integration Continues

Kelly LiyakasaAdexchanger.com30th October 2014

LinkedIn's revenue grew 45% YoY in Q3 to $568 million. Its Marketing Solutions division also increased 45% YoY, totaling $109 million in revenue. Marketing Solutions, which makes up 19% of LinkedIn's total revenue, is one of the social network's three lines of business. Overall member growth was strong. LinkedIn now has 332 million members, up 28% YoY. […]

B2B Media, Digital Media, Finance and Deals


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