Creative/Media

Companies ‘cannot ignore the smartphone revolution’

April 13, 2012
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West business leaders need to understand how smartphones are changing the way individuals engage with their products and services – or they risk being left behind by the competition. The warning came from Richard Hull, formerly of HP Labs and now managing director of Bristol-based software services company Calvium, in...

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Bristol Evening Post axes more jobs and closes Saturday edition while Venue mag is shut

April 13, 2012
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The Bristol Evening Post is to axe 20 jobs and close its Saturday edition as it continues to seek cost cuts against a background of tumbling circulation. Venue magazine is also being killed off as a printed title, becoming a 'digital only' product. The National Union of Journalists described...

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Budding Attenboroughs get chance to develop their talent in Bristol

April 12, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol’s standing as a filmmaking hub has been further strengthened by the launch of a postgraduate degree to help budding wildlife film makers follow in the footsteps of Sir David Attenborough and the BBC’s city-based Natural History Unit. The MA in wildlife film-making has been...

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Chris Vacher scoops top award on glittering night for Bristol’s TV industry

February 17, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Veteran BBC Points West presenter Chris Vacher has received a prestigious award for his record-breaking service to regional television. At the annual awards ceremony of the Bristol centre of the Royal Television Society, Mr Vacher received the Sir Ambrose Fleming Award, whose first winner in 1960 was...

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Enterprise Zone takes shape as branding agency gets on board

February 17, 2012
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The development of Bristol’s Enterprise Zone, the largest regeneration scheme in the city for a generation, is moving ahead rapidly, with the latest step being appointment of the agency to handle the brand and marketing roll-out. Bristol City Council has appointed Bath-based TheAgency. According to TheAgency’s partner Saman Mansourpour,...

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‘Kitemark’ bloggers to ensure standards, says Bristol media expert

February 14, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com A Bristol media expert has called for the introduction of a ‘kitemark’ for bloggers who can demonstrate they are striving to report accurately and ethically. Mike Jempson, co-founder of the MediaWise which aims to give a voice to people harmed by unethical journalism, believes in the light of...

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Lights, camera, action. Bristol’s movie studio attracts first major film

February 14, 2012
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The first international feature film to be made at Bristol’s Bottle Yard studio has been given the go ahead, putting the city firmly on the movie-making map. Mariah Mundi & the Midas Box will begin shooting at the end of April and will also use locations in Bristol, Bath...

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Bristol game innovators design for London fashionistas

February 14, 2012
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Innovative Bristol game designers SlingShot have been commissioned to raise awareness of French cosmetics brand Bourjois during London Fashion Week beginning on Friday.  SlingShot are award-winning games developers and consultants whose range of games and services includes mobile phone apps and social media campaigns as well as games for clients...

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Media: Freelancers recognised through awards scheme

February 10, 2012
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A unique annual awards scheme which champions the often-overlooked contribution of freelancers in marketing, media and communications has been relaunched. Recruitment specialists Xchangeteam, which covers Bristol and the West of England from its office in Portishead, started the annual Freelancer of the Year Awards in 2003 to give freelancers...

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Aardman warns jobs could go abroad as it renews plea for tax breaks

February 2, 2012
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Aardman warns jobs could go abroad as it renews plea for tax breaks

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol’s most famous animation studio Aardman has ramped up its warning that it is considering moving jobs overseas unless the Government introduces tax breaks for its industry. The Oscar-winning company behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep is set to begin production on its...

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Bristol digital marketing agency poised for fast growth

February 2, 2012
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Bristol digital marketing consultancy Modern Media, launched recently to help technology companies create effective campaigns, has secured high-growth funding. The award from EU-funded Solutions for Business has enabled Modern Media to take on a coach to enable it to grow quickly.   The firm is targeting the large number...

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Coming to a screen near you soon – Bristol’s own TV station

December 14, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol could have its own local TV station in a little over two years under latest plans announced by the government. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has named Bristol as one of the 20 towns and cities to be in the vanguard of his Local TV...

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Gamers bring human ‘fox hunt’ to Bristol’s streets

December 2, 2011
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As Bristol prepares for the Christmas party season, city-based game design firm SlingShot is planning to unleash another seasonal tradition onto the city streets: a fox hunt. Hounded will hit Bristol on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 December and tickets are now on sale. The game sees human foxes...

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