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Top 7 Q2 2014 RAJAR questions answered by RadioWorks' Client Insight Director, Simon Pearce
Here are the RadioWorks Q2 2014 RAJAR headlines.
Audioboom, the social media audio platform, has appointed talkSPORT as its exclusive UK sales partner to sell digital audio and display advertising through Audioboom's network of sports websites, mobile apps and content.The deal meals media agencies and their clients will have 'one-stop' access to channel partners including The Premier League, Football League, talkSPORT, The ECB and Sky Sports.
Bauer, UTV Media and Arqiva have teamed up with a joint application to run the second national digital radio multiplex.
The trio are applying for the licence to run a second nationwide digital audio broadcasting (DAB) platform, which will be home to around 10 new national radio services.
Data from research body Warc shows radio adspend has started strongly in 2014, rising by 5.7% in Q1 compared with last year to £113m. This rate of growth is greater than the all-media total of 5% for Q1, suggesting things are looking good for the sector.
The winners of the 2014 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards were announced last week at a star-studded ceremony at London's Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel. The awards, now in their 19th year and organised by RadioCentre, saw Absolute Radio pick up four awards including Presenter of the Year for the evening's host, Christian O'Connoll.
Mike Gordon, currently Managing Director of Commercial, will become Global's new Chief Commercial Officer, whilst Will Harding, currently Group Strategy & Development Director, is promoted to the role of Chief Strategy Officer. Stephen Miron, the group chief executive of Global, said: "Both Mike and Will have played a critical role in Global's success and these promotions recognise their importance to our future."
RadioWorks, the independent radio advertising specialists, will be offering the Digital Audio Exchange (DAX) to its customers, allowing them to buy ad campaigns across more than 30 digital music platforms, including Blinkbox, Spotify, Absolute Radio and Global Radio’s stations.