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Barclaycard has a 20-year history in the Entertainment industry and the partnership with Global is the latest addition to an extensive entertainment offering. Barclaycard gives customers access to future presales of the biggest live events in Global’s portfolio, including Capital’s Summertime Ball, Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball, and Radio X Presents. Barclaycard customers can also benefit from a range of perks and discounts including tickets for less and money off food and drink at selected venues.
Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups.
Europe’s largest radio company, Global is home to respected, national market leading media brands broadcasting across the UK on DAB & FM and around the world on Global Player, including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, LBC News, Global’s Newsroom, Smooth, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold. Global Player allows listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts, and expertly curated playlists, in one place in app, on web and on smart speakers.
Global is also one of the leading Outdoor companies in both the UK & Europe, with over 235,000 sites reaching 95% of the UK population. Global’s extensive and diverse outdoor portfolio encompasses Transport for London’s Underground network, almost all major UK airports including Gatwick, the UK’s largest portfolio of roadside posters and premium digital screens in prime locations, as well as the UK’s largest network of buses including all major cities.
On-air, on Global Player and with our outdoor platforms combined, Global reaches 51 million individuals across the UK every week, including 25.8 million on the radio alone.
Global created and operates DAX (Digital Ad Exchange), the market leader in digital audio advertising and a pioneering platform in programmatic outdoor advertising.
The company headquarters is in London’s iconic Leicester Square. Ashley Tabor-King OBE is Founder & Executive President, Stephen Miron is Group CEO, Lord Allen is Chairman and James Rea is Director of Broadcasting & Content. Ashley Tabor-King created Global in 2007.
Capital is the UK’s no.1 hit music brand, playing the biggest hits from the hottest hit music artists to 7.6 million weekly listeners. Capital presenters include Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Siân Welby and Sonny Jay plus Marvin Humes, Will Manning, Aimee Vivian, Jimmy Hill, MistaJam, Kemi Rodgers, Niall Gray, Jay London, Rob Howard, Rio Fredrika, Kamilla Rose, Lauren Layfield and Ant Payne. Capital is owned by Global. It is available on 95-108 FM, on DAB digital radio, on Global Player on your smart speaker (“play Capital”), iOS or Android device and at capitalfm.com. Source: RAJAR / Ipsos-MORI / RSMB Q4 2021
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Barclaycard, part of Barclays Bank PLC, is a leading global payment business that helps consumers, retailers and businesses to make and take payments flexibly, and to access short-term credit. In the UK we process nearly £1 in every £3 spent using credit and debit cards, and in 2021 we processed over £270bn in transactions globally. We also partner with a wide range of organisations across the globe to offer their customers or members payment options and credit.