In the traditional media channels, advertising couldn’t be avoided. When viewers listened to a radio broadcast or watched a television show, ads were an inevitable part of the experience and often provided a momentary break to run to the bathroom or make a cup tea. But with the growing tendency of online viewing, this coerced ad-watching is no longer a given. Simple software downloads, such as AdBlock, now give viewers direct access to the content that they want to watch. So what are media owners doing to protect their advertising?
Browsing: Graeme Underwood
…as Aegis opens a new activation division and Apollo Marketing’s Will Riley gets the plum posting; Graeme Underwood moves across the hall and Rachel Lorimer takes over publicity duties at MediaWorks; Simon Kozak is appointed high priest of The Church; Greg Shand sells his share of Baldwin Boyle Group after 25 years with the company; Datamine finds a managing director in its existing ranks; and Ian Hughes announces some changes at Bigmouth voice agency.
It’s all go at MediaWorks TV at the moment. Demographic targets have been tweaked by the new puppetmaster Jason Paris, the Special Groupies are now turning their golden hands to channel rebrands and relaunches and the latest news is that MediaWorks TV has made yet another internal promotion, with Graeme Underwood (aka Woody) taking up the position of general manager, national sales, a role that was vacated by Linda Farrelly when she was promoted to director of sales.