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16 March - 24 April 2020

Our online festival is underway with a packed programme of interviews and panels. Featuring talks from the industry’s biggest brands and most innovative individuals, this event explores what digital transformation really means for marketing.

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6 Apr 09:00 GMT / 05:00 EST

Reimagining women’s sport…what do we need to do to change the game?

FEATURING
Tom Corbett
Group Head of Sponsorships and Media at Barclays
Eniola Aluko
Sporting Director at Aston Villa W.F.C
Gabi Mostert
Creative Director at Iris
Rebecca Stewart
Senior Reporter at The Drum

CNN ranked the world's most known news brand – BBC comes second

CNN has been crowned the world’s leading news brand in the EMEA, Asia and Latin America regions in an independent study from Ipsos.

CNN beat the BBC

According to the Affluent Global survey, CNN was found to reach 40 per cent of upscale consumers and decision-makers – more than any of its competitors across TV and digital platforms.

The US news group is well ahead of second-placed BBC which sees only 29 per cent. CNBC accounts for 14 per cent and Bloomberg and Al Jazeera both reach just over a tenth of the market.

A third of consumers within the region also view the news channel on a monthly basis – much higher than the BBC’s second placed 23 per cent. Digitally, CNN also leads, reaching 14 per cent of audiences each month, followed by the BBC and National Geographic which both share 11 per cent.

Rani Raad, chief commercial officer of CNN International, said: “What is commonly referred to as the ‘CNN effect’ is our ability to deliver non-partisan, objective reporting from all corners of the world quicker and in more detail than anyone else.

“It’s this effect that connects with our consumers on TV, mobile, digital and social platforms making CNN the worldwide news leader it is today. These latest survey results are testament to CNN’s credibility, best-in-class journalism, speed of getting to a story and the intelligence and insight of our reporting.”

In August, CNN's global digital audience was estimated to be as big as 99 million unique visitors according to comScore data – over 25 million ahead of the BBC.

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