The big headlines around reality TV are all about The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. However, in my view the best reality TV on offer is Come Dine With Me, which has been a real treat, running quietly over on Channel 4.
LONDON - The Media Week Awards night, which took place at a glitzy ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair last Thursday, sometimes begs as many questions as answers. Will the comedian make himself heard above the raucous crowd? Answer: Frankie Boyle kept the room under control for 15 minutes...
27 Oct 2009
| by Media Week
Sky is launching 3D TV next year along with a host of new ad formats. HD is already well established among consumers. But do they offer genuine commercial opportunities?
I love technology. I get RSS feeds from Gizmondo, read T3 and Stuff, and spend far too long exploring new internet applications and devices when I should be working.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best teams consist of team players, rather than talented individuals trying to outshine each other.
Battle lines have been drawn for the biggest ever UK media pitch, for the consolidated COI account, and the three shortlisted bids will spend the next two months preparing for a unique clash.
Q I recently booked a week's annual leave to spend time decorating my flat before I sell it. Unfortunately, I contracted swine flu three days before I was due to take the time off. I therefore spent the week laid up in bed rather than up a ladder painting my ceiling, and so I had to hire a decorator...
Brief briefs don't come much shorter, or indeed more ambitious, than the one delivered in the BBC2 show Design for Life, in which 12 British students are competing for a placement with Philippe Starck.
The skies are rumbling - the earth is out of sorts. Last week, my fellow Media Week scribe Richard Eyre promoted an IAB perspective in his column (page 15), breaking the unwritten columnists' etiquette.
Q I have recently been made manager of our department. Before I was promoted, it was obvious that a few of the team (including myself) were not taking the job too seriously. Whether it was coming back late from lunch or avoiding cold calling for new business, we were pretty work shy. I always thought...