Condé Nast's contract publishing division has secured a deal to publish an upscale business lifestyle magazine for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.
The bi-annual title, provisionally called the Journal, will target the banks' wealthy clients and offer intelligent, business and lifestyle content, according to Condé Nast. Read more »
Channel 4 has commissioned Edinburgh-based White Light Media to produce a 32-page publication celebrating investment in creative content across the UK. Called Creative Cities, the publication will be distributed this spring. Read more »
The latest figures from IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index UK show that while online shopping revenue figures are up year on year they aren't growing as quickly as previous years. Consumer s apparently spent £4.3bn in January 2010 - 5% more than the previous January - which is the lowest annual increase ever recorded. Read more »
It seems at the moment that every brand is launching an iPhone app with Lovefilm and Wagamama the latest names on an ever growing list.
However as more brands develop apps it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to get noticed by iPhone owners. There are now almost 150,000 apps available though Apple's store, so getting your app into the hands of your customers can be a tricky business. Read more »
The BBC's plans to unveil a series of mobile phone apps for its news and sporting content have been met by a furious response by a representative body of the UK publishing industry. The Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA) argue that the apps do not constitute an extension of an existing service but rather an entirely new service and should therefore be subject to a public value test. Read more »