Arts and Entertainment Mayor of London Boris Johnson expresses his views on LBC

Global Radio to launch national commercial news and politics network

Watchdog stands firm on ITV adverts 'straitjacket'

Rules governing how much advertisers are charged cannot be removed

David Prosser: Not much of a welcome for ITV's new boss

Outlook First, an apology. Contrary to the impression given by this newspaper and all others, ITV is not the sick man of broadcasting, brought low by a combination of the recession and poor programming. No, it is the dominant force in commercial broadcasting today, able to trample all over advertisers who cannot do without it – unless, that is, a powerful regulator intervenes.

Watchdog refuses to scrap TV advertising rules

The competition watchdog today dashed ITV's hopes that onerous rules over advertising would be scrapped, but said it was considering relaxing the regime.

Magazine to feature moving adverts

The talking newspapers pored over by wizards in the Harry Potter books have taken a step closer to becoming a reality, after an American magazine announced it will debut video adverts next month.

Is Glenn Beck too right wing even for Fox News?

Leading US brands pull advertising after presenter calls Barack Obama racist

Don't beef up Keira's bust! Lib Dems take aim at advertisers over altered images

MP calls for new controls to rein in advertisers who 'airbrush' for perfection

Claire Beale On Advertising: Cut price and low quality is a risky strategy

The trouble with dropping your trousers in the ad business is that you either end up screwing someone or being screwed. And there's a lot of screwing going on right now, particularly if you work in media, because some of the less confident media agencies are dropping their trousers, offering a cut-price service in order to win new business.

All Consuming, By Neal Lawson

When the spending has to stop

Claire Beale On Advertising: Proof that we Cannes make a difference

Last week was Cannes week. In boom time, that means that pretty much the entire London creative community with access to an expenses account decamps to the South of France for a few days of eating, drinking and messing about on yachts. In recession, it means that boasting about the size of your vessel has been replaced with boasting about the poverty of your accommodation. Some adlanders even took their tents but plenty didn't go at all.

Album: Moby, Wait for Me, (Rom/Universal)

The ultimate victim of his own success, such was the saturation of 1999's Play that Moby became the musical go-to guy for car advertisers and an uncomfortable-but- willing participant whenever a TV panel show felt in need of a soft-spoken, bald, geeky vegan.

New 'giveaway' bid to shift Grand Designs house

A house which failed to sell despite starring on Grand Designs is to be "given away" to one lucky winner who signs up to Twitter, its owner said today.

Cost of TV ads falls to lowest in decades as recession bites

Prices set to fall by 16 per cent year on year as demand weakens

The demise of the free press: you can't give them away

The wheel is coming off the once rolling bandwagon of free newspapers, reports Tim Luckhurst

David Prosser: ITV needs to prove it has talent too

Outlook: No matter how benign the economic and regulatory environments, ITV has to have product to sell against
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