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Ben Hall


Ben has been with Brand Media since July 2011. He works as a wesite producer across all of the Brand Media sites.

Twitter name: @thebenhall

Relevant experience: Worked at Huddersfield Students’ Union creating video and interactive content for its web presences. Also completed work experience as a video producer at The Times. I’ve been creating content for the web since the age of 10 – not all of it was great, but the experience has stood me in good stead.
Favourite ad: The PEN Story - Olympus

One thing not a lot of people know about you: I once played Jafar in my school’s version of Aladdin. Versatile.

Twitter's Daisley and MediaCom's Collins to lead Media Week Awards 2014

Claudine Collins and Bruce Daisley to lead Media Week Awards 2014

Claudine Collins, managing director of MediaCom, and Bruce Daisley, managing director of Twitter UK, will take centre stage at the industry's biggest night of the year, as co-chairs of the Media Week Awards 2014.

Ustwo: promoted as a product and service design studio

Watch: Why ustwo is the 'John Lewis of digital'

Part-studio, part-agency: Scott Ewings, managing director at ustwo, explains why the company is such a good place to work.

Facebook: Vine video briefly encapsulates the social network's history

Facebook's tenth birthday: watch a brief history

Facebook, the social network co-founded and led by Mark Zuckerberg, celebrates its tenth birthday today.

Empire: celebrates 25th anniversary with X-Men cover collection

Fassbender, McAvoy and Jackman feature on Empire 25th birthday covers

Empire, the film magazine, will feature stars of the X-Men franchise including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman across 25 commemorative covers to celebrate the publication's 25th anniversary.

Vine: celebrates first anniversary

Twitter's Vine celebrates first birthday

Vine, Twitter's six-second looping video app, celebrates its first anniversary today.

Dove: branded ads for brand shared 6,000% more in 2013

Infographic: Dove viral sharing up 70-fold since 2006

Sharing of branded video has increased 50-fold since 2006, with Unilever's Dove "real beauty sketches" experiencing close to a 70-fold increase on the brand's most shared ad in 2006 compared to 2013.

Dove: real beauty sketches by Ogilvy & Mather

Dove, Geiko and Evian are most-shared ads of 2013

Dove's "real beauty sketches" by Ogilvy & Mather is this year's most-shared ad, with 4.24 million shares across Facebook, Twitter and blogs in 2013.

DiscoverTV: Radio Times launches its first iPad app

Radio Times leaders talk about the launch of its first iPad app DiscoverTV

Radio Times, the 90 year old TV and radio listings magazine, has launched its first iPad app, containing all of the week's television, radio and on-demand programmes, as well as exclusive interviews.

'Excitement and dread' ahead of Media Week Awards 2013

'Excitement and dread' ahead of Media Week Awards 2013

The Media Week Awards 2013 yet again promises to be the biggest media night of the year, with the annual gala event on track to sell-out this week.

Art Everywhere: Sir Peter Blake's ‘The Meeting’ one of the works to be displayed

In pictures: World's largest outdoor media art show launches today

John Constable, Lucian Freud, LS Lowry and Tracey Emin works are among the more than 50 pieces of British art selected by the general public to be shown on 22,000 outdoor poster sites across the UK from today (12 August).

In pictures: Radio Times covers from the past 90 years

Radio Times, the oldest TV and radio magazine in the world, is celebrating its 90th birthday with an exhibition at the Museum of London. Take a look at some of the magazine's best front covers from the past 90 years.

Warburtons, Coca-Cola and Ryanair among brands making most of royal arrival

Warburtons, Coca-Cola, Ryanair and The Sun are among the brands with royal baby fever this morning, as Campaign rounds up the relevant press ads from the day's national papers.

Media Week Awards 2013 receives record entries

Media Week Awards 2013 receives record entries

This year's Media Week Awards have attracted 522 submissions from a diverse range of media owners and agencies, the highest number of entries in its 28 year history.

Jonathan Lewis: head of digital and partnership innovation at Channel 4

MEDIA360: Channel 4 'investigating' branded content

VIDEO: Channel 4 revealed it is experimenting with short-form, branded content in its 4oD video-on-demand service and at today's Media360 event.

Zynga to cut more than 500 staff

Zynga, the social gaming business behind Farmville, is to lay off 18% of its staff to re-focus on mobile.

Farmville: parent company Zynga cuts staff numbers

Zynga to cut more than 500 staff

Zynga, the social gaming business behind Farmville, is to lay off 18% of its staff to re-focus on mobile.

David Levin: gives his tweeting advice to brands

Voice of The Voice gives Twitter advice to brands

David Levin, the tweeter behind accounts for BBC shows 'The Voice' and 'The Apprentice', gives his advice to brands on Twitter.

Live: Thinkbox's 'TV Nation'

Live streamed coverage of Thinkbox's 'TV Nation' event, reviewing British life and marketing post-Olympics.

Rajar: table of Q1 2013 radio-listening statistics released

Rajar Q1 2013: National commercial radio results in full

National radio listening figures for the first quarter of 2013 highlight drops in listeners for Radio 1 and Absolute and Real Radio but rises for Bauer Radio's Passion Portfolio, boosted by Planet Rock coming into the fold and led by Kiss. campaigns attracted the most complaints in 2012 is most complained-about advertiser of 2012

With a total of nearly 2,000 complaints, campaigns by were the most complained-about ads of the past year, according to the Advertising Standards Authority.


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