Creative/Media

Innovative business hub helps create Bristol’s ‘media mile’

May 8, 2013
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Innovative business hub helps create Bristol’s ‘media mile’

Bristol’s burgeoning reputation as a major centre for the creative and digital industries has been enhanced with the opening of a state-of-the-art £7m business campus. Temple Studios, next to Temple Meads station and part of the city’s developing Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, is already home to clutch of young...

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New head of communications joins Creative England

May 7, 2013
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Creative England has appointed Kate Buxton, formerly of the BBC, as its new head of communications and strategy. Kate, who took up her post in the Bristol office last month, will lead on strategy, marketing and communications. Kate has worked with the media, Government, Whitehall and opinion formers for public sector organisations including the British Council...

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Wallace & Gromit come home as they promote grand days out for UK tourism

May 1, 2013
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Wallace & Gromit come home as they promote grand days out for UK tourism

Bristol’s Oscar winners Wallace & Gromit will be back in their home city today in their latest starring roles – helping boost UK tourism. The Plasticine pair have been signed up by tourist board VisitEngland to front a new campaign to encourage Britons to holiday in their own country...

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Bristol creatives give guidance to up-and-coming businesses in new book

April 26, 2013
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Bristol creatives give guidance to up-and-coming businesses in new book

Seven Bristol firms have lent their hard-earned business insights to a new book aimed at passing down experiences of starting, running and growing creative companies. Called One Thing I Know, it is published by Creative England as a free book and website, and compiles advice from creative entrepreneurs in...

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Brand soup: Taking a match to the bonfire of the quango logos

April 26, 2013
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Brand soup: Taking a match to the bonfire of the quango logos

Why are public sector logos (and, by extension, their brands), so awful? The latest Brand Soup blog compares the likes of the Government’s Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and Health & Safety Executive with private firms’ logos – and finds them sadly lacking. What should the...

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Award for short film that puts Bristol’s unseen train cleaners in the picture

April 24, 2013
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A three-minute film dedicated to championing the unseen work of Bristol’s overnight train cleaning crews secured first prize for emerging filmmakers Bristol Sprout in the third 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge. The Bristol Sprout team took the £1,000 prize for Behind the Journey, a beautifully-filmed documentary that went behind...

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Bristol apartment group SACO finds room for The House to develop its brand

April 17, 2013
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Bristol apartment group SACO finds room for The House to develop its brand

Bristol-based SACO (The Serviced Apartment Company) is to undertake a brand development programme to mark the next stage in its ambitious growth plans. The firm, is one of the world’s leading serviced apartment providers, has appointed Bath branding agency The House following a five-way agency chemistry and brand process...

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Social media agency’s sound idea to help charities get digital

April 17, 2013
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Social media agency’s sound idea to help charities get digital

West charities and not-for-profit organisations could win a year’s digital marketing support worth almost £10,000 in a competition staged by social media marketing company Noisy Little Monkey. Each organisation that enters the aptly-named Big Noise for a Good Cause gets its own ‘page’ on the Noisy Little Monkey website...

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Fundraisers needed to go over the top for innovative water charity

April 4, 2013
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Fundraisers needed to go over the top for innovative water charity

WellBoring, the West charity that drills boreholes for clean, secure water supplies at schools and communities in developing countries, is staging a fund-raising abseil down the Avon Gorge in Bristol later this month. The charity has teamed up with the Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast Club to organise the...

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Spirit PR secures major Forestry Commission contract

March 28, 2013
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Spirit PR secures major Forestry Commission contract

Bristol-based PR firm Spirit has been appointed by Forestry Commission England to support its communications nationally and across the West and South West region, covering an area from Shropshire to Land’s End. In a departure for its communications activity, the Commission has brought in agencies to handle public relations...

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Aardman brings Trunki’s latest product to life with TV advert

March 22, 2013
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Aardman brings Trunki’s latest product to life with TV advert

Bristol kids’ ride-on suitcase brand Trunki has teamed up with the city’s best-known animators Aardman to launch a TV commercial for its new range of waterproof children’s backpacks. The advert for the PaddlePak range launched across a host of children’s TV channels today. The 30-second ad will establish the...

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Top award nomination for digital agency founder Jaya Chakrabarti

March 21, 2013
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Top award nomination for digital agency founder Jaya Chakrabarti

Bristol business woman Jaya Chakrabarti has been nominated in the Asian Women Achievement of 2013 awards. Jaya, founder and managing director of digital communication agency Nameless,pictured, has been shortlisted in the best entrepreneur category. Already known in business circles as a key figure in Bristol’s creative sector, she gained a...

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Inaugural Bristol Uni law conference focusses on the media and the law

March 8, 2013
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Inaugural Bristol Uni law conference focusses on the media and the law

The law and the media was the key theme of the University of Bristol’s Inaugural Law Conference. The event showcased some of the best academic, professional and student legal minds and the aim is now to host an annual world-leading conference that inspires debate among aspiring lawyers from across...

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