Thursday, 12 February 2009

ITV is "scrapping for its life"

ITV is "scrapping for its life", the broadcaster's commercial boss has admitted ahead of an expected announcement of budget and job cuts next month.

Rupert Howell, managing director of ITV brand and commercial, made the comment as he once again called on the government to green-light product placement on British TV.

More from the Guardian here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.