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Daniel Farey-Jones

Freelance journalist

Dan occasionally writes for Campaign as part of his freelance journalism career. He worked in news reporting and editing roles for Brand Republic (now part of Campaign) between 2004 and 2012 and for Campaign’s sister title PRWeek between 2012 and 2014. 
                                               
Relevant experience: News and features writer for AV Magazine; teaching English as a foreign language; advertising; door to door sales; paper round. Work experience on Surrey Mirror, Asia Pacific Coatings Journal and Infoconomy. Holds a PTC-accredited Foundation Skills in Journalism qualification.

Favourite ad: Axe/Lynx ‘Destiny' by Ponce Buenos Aires http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/thework/news/971249/Axe-destiny-ponce-buenos-aires/
 
Favourite track: Hot Chip - Take It In

One thing not a lot of people know about you: I was in a hit and run with a pigeon on my bicycle in Rimini and I'm going to hell.

If I wasn't slaving away at Haymarket I'd be... Slogging away on the national spelling circuit.

MediaMonks expands with $150m acquisition of US digital agency Firewood

MediaMonks expands with $150m acquisition of US digital agency Firewood

Silicon Valley shop favours embedded service for clients including Google, Facebook and Salesforce.

WPP appoints Sainsbury's veteran John Rogers as CFO

WPP appoints Sainsbury's veteran John Rogers as CFO

Mark Read stresses new hire's experience with business transformation.

Red Cross creates choose-your-own Twitter adventure

Red Cross creates choose-your-own Twitter adventure

Step into the shoes of a Red Cross negotiator...

Cinema predicted to outpace global ad market

Cinema predicted to outpace global ad market

Spending on silver screen by advertisers to rise 6.8% from 2018.

Beats hires Chris Thorne as global CMO

Beats hires Chris Thorne as global CMO

Former EA marketer fills vacancy left by Jason White.

David Patton joins MPC and The Mill owner

David Patton joins MPC and The Mill owner

Former Grey chief to lead Technicolor's global ad offering.

Interpublic challenges rivals with 5.5% organic growth

Interpublic challenges rivals with 5.5% organic growth

Shares climb, although performance expected to moderate in 2019.

Hennessy to unleash epic Ridley Scott ad on Oscars night

Hennessy to unleash epic Ridley Scott ad on Oscars night

Four-minute film illustrates tastes found in XO through alien landscapes.

Brian Wieser joins Group M to lead business intelligence

Brian Wieser joins Group M to lead business intelligence

Media and advertising analyst moves back to agency world.

Fewer clients opt for pure labour-based agency contracts
'Faster, better, cheaper' is doing the trick, Sorrell claims

'Faster, better, cheaper' is doing the trick, Sorrell claims

S4 Capital third-quarter revenue up almost 46% organically.

Ad fraud warning as Publicis-backed digital media company Matomy struggles

Ad fraud warning as Publicis-backed digital media company Matomy struggles

Struggling digital media company Matomy, in which Publicis Groupe invested over £50m four years ago, has sounded the alarm over "rapidly growing fraudulent online ad impressions".

PepsiCo ventures into new territory with $3.2bn SodaStream acquisition

PepsiCo ventures into new territory with $3.2bn SodaStream acquisition

Food company PepsiCo is branching out into new territory with the $3.2bn (£2.5bn) purchase of SodaStream, the manufacturer of machines that allow consumers to "get busy with the fizzy" at home.

Growing ad revenue is making Amazon more profitable

Growing ad revenue is making Amazon more profitable

Amazon has reported its largest ever quarterly profit, at $2.5bn (£1.91bn), on the back of a growing contribution from ad sales, which are higher margin than its core retail business.

Cannes Lions revenue down 9% but marketers spending more

Cannes Lions revenue down 9% but marketers spending more

This year's Cannes Lions festival made 9% less revenue than in 2017 owing to falls in both delegate numbers and awards entries resulting from Publicis Groupe sitting out the event and the organisers truncating the schedule.

Publicis Groupe shares slide 7% amid fall in organic growth

Publicis Groupe shares slide 7% amid fall in organic growth

The chief executive of Publicis Groupe has experienced his first bad financial quarter since he took charge last June, as a drop in organic growth led its shares down 7% this morning.

SapientRazorfish makes US redundancies amid claims the brand will be axed

SapientRazorfish makes US redundancies amid claims the brand will be axed

Publicis Groupe agency SapientRazorfish has made in the region of 100 redundancies in the US this week and the Razorfish brand is reportedly tipped for retirement.

MediaMonks: the lowdown on the company that topped Sorrell's shopping list

MediaMonks: the lowdown on the company that topped Sorrell's shopping list

If you were unfamiliar with MediaMonks and want to know more about the company that Sir Martin Sorrell has made his first capture, read on.

Havas Blockchain launches with ICO client Talao

Havas Blockchain launches with ICO client Talao

Havas has created a comms-led offering to attract clients in the emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency fundraising space.

Facebook cuts off third-party data providers from targeting ads on its platform

Facebook cuts off third-party data providers from targeting ads on its platform

In the next few weeks Facebook is to propose updates to its terms of service and to its data policy as part of moves to "improve privacy" that also include taking away the ability for third-party data providers like Experian to offer their targeting directly to advertisers on Facebook.

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