Creative/Media

Media: Senior appointments at Bristol communications agency JBP

August 7, 2012
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Media: Senior appointments at Bristol communications agency JBP

Bristol communications consultancy JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs has made a number of senior appointments as part of its growth plan, including taking on former Northcliffe South West regional managing director Steve Anderson-Dixon as a non-executive director. The agency’s founder Jennifer Bryant-Pearson, pictured, becomes group chief executive while directors...

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Shortlist announced for West’s top PR awards

July 27, 2012
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The shortlist for the region’s top public relations awards has been revealed with some of the West’s top PR agencies competing for the 2012 West of England CIPR PRide Awards. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony and dinner on November 9 at the Grand Hotel, Bristol....

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Inward investment project spurs design agency to set its sites on Bristol

July 24, 2012
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Inward investment project spurs design agency to set its sites on Bristol

Creative agency Jazzbones is targeting Bristol to win new clients after its successful project for Swindon’s economic regeneration and inward investment company Forward Swindon. Jazzbones’ new website for Forward Swindon – www.swindon.uk.com – is the latest in a number of innovative marketing initiatives designed by Jazzbones, which is based...

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More growth promised at McCann as it renews lease on Bristol office

July 16, 2012
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Communications agency McCann has extended its lease for a further five years on its waterfront premises in Bristol – testament, it says, to its continued success in the South West and nationally. The move comes as managing director Andy Reid, who has appointed earlier this year, continues to inject...

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International partnership signed by Brandon Hill Communications

July 16, 2012
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International partnership signed by Brandon Hill Communications

Bristol-based events and communications specialist Brandon Hill Communications has forged a strategic partnership with British Expertise, the leading body for UK professional services companies operating internationally. Under the collaboration Brandon Hill will deliver British Expertise’s flagship International Awards programme, which forms a vital part of the its objective to...

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Funding secured for Ujima Radio’s Young Roots project

July 6, 2012
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Bristol community radio station Ujima has received nearly £30,000 for a project to mark the 50th anniversary of the independence of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago. The £29,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), which coincides with the station's fourth birthday, will go towards a Young Roots heritage project Dub...

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Creative sector hub set up in Bristol

July 5, 2012
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Creative sector hub set up in Bristol

Bristol is one of four new Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy launched today by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The centres will connect researchers with the UK’s vibrant creative sector, giving a £16m boost to the UK’s creative economy. The Bristol centre, called Research and...

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Bristol creative quarter office for digital print specialists Canotec

July 5, 2012
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Digital copying technology specialist Canotec is to relocate to its South West office to Bristol’s Paintworks. The move, from Corston near Bath, coincides with the third anniversary of the firm opening in the region and a raft of major contract wins. It said the move to Paintworks, part of...

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Fast-growing news website Bristol 24-7 does the double

July 2, 2012
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Fast-growing news website Bristol 24-7 does the double

Independent news website Bristol24-7 has picked up its second award in a week – retaining the EDF Energy South West Website of the Year title to follow on from its commendation in the Online Media Awards. At the EDF Awards ceremony in Bath, Bristol 24-7 was praised for its...

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Bristol’s ‘wildlife Oscars’ attract record entries from across the globe

July 1, 2012
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Bristol’s ‘wildlife Oscars’ attract record entries from across the globe

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com A record-breaking number of entries are vying for the international ‘wildlife Oscars’, which take place in Bristol later this year as part of the city's Wildscreen Festival. Nearly 500 films have been submitted for the Wildscreen Panda Awards which celebrate the very best in natural...

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Web frustration turns into all-round good idea for North Somerset couple

June 19, 2012
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Husband-and-wife team Marguerite and Tim Pople have launched a business creating visually-stunning walk-through tours for websites – the result of the frustration they experienced when trying to book a holiday online. The firm, 36TY (www.36ty.co.uk), produces 360-degree panoramic and virtual tours that allow businesses to create a real experience...

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Why WiFi working gives Bristol the title of UK’s online capital

June 19, 2012
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Bristol is home to the UK’s most prolific WiFi workers and biggest users of social media, easily beating London to the take top slot in the both tables, according to new research. Three in 10 people in Bristol (31%) use WiFi for work away from the office – a...

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US firm buys into Bristol digital advertising agency

June 15, 2012
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Bristol-based digital and social media advertising agency Virtuoso Advertising has sold 51% of its shares to US firm XL Marketing for an undisclosed sum The firm is one of the UK’s leading advertising agencies specialising in database analysis and creative marketing utilising social and digital media. New York-based XL...

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