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General election 2024: Media industry calls for urgent bill passage and party manifestos 24 May 2024

With Rishi Sunak calling for an election on 4 July, leaders have urged the outgoing parliament to move swiftly on bills related to the industry.

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Spotify grows video podcasts and ‘podfluencers’ 23 May 2024

The platform has seen a 39% year-on-year increase in average daily streams of video podcasts globally. 

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Salesforce: 2 major challenges eroding media’s competitive advantage 23 May 2024

Salesforce’s media lead, Neil Robinson, laid bare key challenges to the industry in a recent webinar hosted by The Media Leader that discussed how advertisers and media owners risk “leaving money on the table”.

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GB News faces potential sanction from Ofcom 20 May 2024

The media regulator has started a process to consider “a statutory sanction” against the broadcaster. 

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Unveiling the creative potential of podcast advertising: beyond the platform 20 May 2024

Partner content: One compelling case study illustrates this evolution of how can advertisers tap into podcasts’ highly engaged and varied audiences, writes the global head of Acast Creative.

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Ubisoft and History Hit tie-up brings gaming and history audiences together 20 May 2024

Gaming developer Ubisoft and content platform History Hit have agreed an “always on” partnership.

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Rajar Special: top four takeaways for Q1 2024 16 May 2024

The Media Leader compiles top takeaways from the latest Rajar quarterly radio audience figures.

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Audible targets ‘glitch’ campaign at ‘Armchair Orwellians’ 16 May 2024

Amazon’s audiobook service Audible’s three-phase disruptive campaign for its title 1984 that “no page was left unturned’ in the campaign.

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Commercial radio ‘on a roll’ with record reach and share 16 May 2024

Rajar Q1 2024 analysis: Commercial radio reached a new record audience in the last quarter with 39.7m weekly listeners, according to Rajar figures.

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Hits Radio Breakfast breaks into UK top 10 after local stations merged 16 May 2024

Bauer’s Hits Radio Breakfast Show has quadrupled its weekly audience year-on-year, according to the latest figures.