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  • The First Winner of “Search Superstars” is Announced

    Thursday, 3rd September 2015

    The first winner of the “Search Superstars” programme was announced in Campaign. The initiative, which Paul Mead set up in conjunction with Google and the IPA, seeks out the most creative paid search practitioners.


  • Microsoft and AOL online ad deal

    Wednesday, 1st July 2015

    Industry figures, including VCCP Media’s Paul Mead and iProspect’s Ben Wood, comment on the announcement by Microsoft that it is pulling out of the online ad sales business to focus on self-serve search advertising on Bing.


  • Celebrating London’s Tech Hub – The IPA reviews London Technology Week

    Monday, 22nd June 2015

    Paul Mead attends and comments on London Technology Week


  • Google, Campaign and the IPA launch Search Superstars Competition

    Friday, 19th June 2015

    A new industry contest was launched today by Google, Campaign Magazine and the IPA to celebrate the craft and creativity of search marketing. The Search Superstars competition will seek out the most creative paid search practitioners across agencies and clients, and promote the search marketing sector. “The new breed of search marketers needs to understand every aspect of the communications strategy and interface directly with many elements of it,” says Paul Mead, chairman of the IPA Search Group and the chief executive of VCCP Media


  • What are agencies looking for NEXT from Media Tech?

    Tuesday, 16th June 2015

    To celebrate the launch of London Tech Week the IPA today hosted a session for members and media tech start ups at The Trampery. The Media Tech panel was chaired by Jess Davies from The Drum and panellists included Paul Mead, VCCP Media, Paul Frampton, Havas Media, Louisa Wong, Amnet and Pete Robins, Agenda21.


  • IPA to launch new tech innovation agenda

    Friday, 12th June 2015

    The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising today announces the launch of two new groups to facilitate and accelerate agencies’ understanding in the tech innovation area. The IPA Media Tech Group will look at areas of programmatic, data aggregation, insight and analytics and will be headed up by Paul Mead, Founder and Managing Director of VCCP Media.


  • Is it time to bring back full service agencies

    Saturday, 23rd May 2015

    In the age of agency labels — media, digital, creative, social, “traditional” and more — should the full service house be resuscitated? Has that process already begun? “I think full-service is already here,” said Paul Mead, Founder of VCCP Media, “we’re just struggling with the semantics of it.”


  • Advice to my younger self

    Wednesday, 20th May 2015

    Our Non-Executive Chairman, Marc Mendonza, gives his advice: “However fast you’re going, however busy you are, however important you think you are, whatever you’re chasing, you should find the time to spend with people who are important to you. You will spend a long time regretting it afterwards if you don’t.”


  • My Media Week: Paul Mead

    Thursday, 16th April 2015

    We have an insight into Paul’s week, searching for a Head of Strategy and Innovation, presenting to News UK and wondering if he’s the last person alive no to have finished ‘Breaking Bad’ yet!


  • Moving beyond keywords – VCCP Media, iProspect, Telefonica and Google on what the future holds for search

    Wednesday, 8th April 2015

    Paul Mead talks to The Drum about the future of search moving beyond keywords


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