Creative/Media

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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Bristol film maker’s Mugabe documentary gets return screenings

December 2, 2011
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Bristol-based exiled Zimbabwean film maker Simon Bright’s powerful documentary on Robert Mugabe – Robert Mugabe. .. What Happened? – is being screened this week at the Watershed following its sell-out premiere at Bristol’s recent Afrika Eye film festival. The documentary, filmed undercover in Zimbabwe, challenges conventional wisdom about Mugabe...

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Conference is creating a Vision for Bristol’s creative industries

November 23, 2011
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Leading lights from the creative industry are in Bristol today and tomorrow to take part in a conference aimed at supporting the region’s burgeoning creative sector. Called Vision, the high-profile event is organised by Bristol Media and hosted by the Arnolfini and brings together more than 20 speakers from...

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Media: Montage Communications lands Brabantia PR account

November 18, 2011
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Bristol-based digital marketing outfit Montage Communications has won a five-way pitch to manage the UK-wide public relations account for Brabantia, one of the top housewares brands in Europe. Montage, based near Whiteladies Road, Clifton, has been running Brabantia's international social media account for the past 12 months and now...

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Bristol magazine group gains momentum for sale to BBC

November 2, 2011
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Momentum, the Bristol-based corporate finance provider, has advised the shareholders of Origin Publishing on its sale to BBC Magazines as part of a larger deal with the publisher’s new owner Exponent Private Equity. Momentum backed Origin’s management buyout in 2006 when it was lead adviser to the management team....

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Grand Appeal draws on global animation stars for auction

November 1, 2011
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Some of the world’s greatest animation and TV talents, including Oscar-winner Nick Park, have come together to donate unique artwork and signed memorabilia to an online auction in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. More than 30 exclusive, original or limited...

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Curtain up on Bristol’s Afrika Eye film festival

October 27, 2011
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Curtain up on Bristol’s Afrika Eye film festival

Bristol’s African film festival, Afrika Eye, takes place this weekend at Watershed with a great line up of African cinema, live music and discussion inspired by revolutionary developments in North Africa. The range of films and events demonstrate how music and song – as well as political events –...

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PR firms take PRide in awards: Full list of winners and finalists

October 24, 2011
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Bristol communications agency Brandon Hill has been named Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy of the Year at the West of England PRide Awards. The agency, launched by former Strategy PR boss Ian Muir five years ago, beat a strong field to collect gold in the hotly-contested category. The award crowned...

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Cracking profits Gromit! Aardman enjoys earnings boost

October 24, 2011
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Wallace & Gromit animators Aardman nearly trebled pre-tax profits from £703,000 to £1.9m in the year to December 2010, according to the latest accounts released by the Bristol-based company’s parent, Aardman Holdings. Turnover climbed from £31.8m to £53.5m with its TV commercial division enjoying the best sales for a decade.  Aardman...

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Brandon Hill wins Agency of the Year in PRide PR awards

October 24, 2011
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Bristol communications agency Brandon Hill has been named Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy of the Year at the West of England PRide Awards. The agency, launched by former Strategy PR boss Ian Muir five years ago, beat a strong field to collect gold in the hotly-contested category. The award crowned...

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