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Facebook posts strong ad growth, flags incoming declines, talks autoplay video

Facebook founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook's ad revenue is soaring, but comparators for the rest of this year will be less rosy. Ad rates increased 118% but it appears marketers are taking it. Meanwhile autoplay ads could be up next. more »

MKR steals the night as grand final teams are revealed

MKR's Thalia and Bianca

As things start to hot up on My Kitchen Rules, Network Seven took out 37.2% of the free-to-air television audience share last night. more »

Carat promotes Fiona Harrop to head of digital

Harrop will lead the digital function at Carat's Sydney office. more »

Radio ratings: Kiis continues to climb while 2DayFM holds

Kiis 1065's Kyle and Jackie O TVC via Razor.

ARN's Kiis 1065 gained more ground in the second ratings survey of the year, picking up 1.2 points to maintain its lead in the FM stations with a 9.6% audience share. more »

CEO Harrison and commercial director Sigaloff in the Yahoo!7 harness

Former Fairfax sales honchos Ed Harrison and Paul Sigaloff have their feet under the table at Yahoo!7. Sigaloff started last week, Harrison officially starts today. more »

Ten's Russel Howcroft to replace David Nobay on Woolworths' Recipe to Riches

Network Ten executive general manager Russel Howcroft.

Former adman turned Ten executive general manager Russel Howcroft is to replace David Nobay for the second series of the Woolworths-backed Recipe to Riches, the network has confirmed. more »

Damon Stapleton joins DDB New Zealand

Ex-Saatchi & Saatchi executive creative director Damon Stapleton has joined DDB New Zealand as chief creative officer. more »

Xaxis bids to serve same ads to mobiles when TV ads air

WPP is trying to solve the problem of people switching to their mobiles when TV ads play with Sync, which will attempt to simultaneously serve those same TV ads to mobiles. more »

Dutch agency puts a price on free creativity

Facing declining client budgets, Amsterdam-based Buutvrij For Life decided to drum up new business by opening its doors to "anyone in need of a creative boost, free of charge". more »

NEWS IN BRIEF: 23 April 2014

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