Creative/Media

Bristol’s Bath Road Studios attracts new tenants following £1.2m facelift

October 4, 2012
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Bristol’s Bath Road Studios attracts new tenants following £1.2m facelift

Two more firms have moved into the Bath Road Studios office complex recently created at ITV’s landmark Bristol building. IT support company Signal Networks has taken a five-year lease on the 1,773 sq ft Zone 9, while The Pilates Studio has leased a 1,037 sq ft ground floor studio,...

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Aardman-backed animation academy to draw on the talent of tomorrow

October 3, 2012
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Aardman-backed animation academy to draw on the talent of tomorrow

Bristol’s Aardman Animations has teamed up with the British Film Institute (BFI) to launch a pioneering partnership to develop the animation talent of tomorrow. The move is part of a near £500m, five-year boost to the UK film industry announced by the BFI today which will focus on investment...

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Coconut Chilli and Thirteen Design cook up new branding for Bell’s Diner

September 28, 2012
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Coconut Chilli and Thirteen Design cook up new branding for Bell’s Diner

Bristol cultural marketing consultancy Coconut Chilli Digital has launched a new website for Bell’s Diner, the city’s best-known fine dining restaurant. The site allows diners to book online and showcases the cutting-edge food on offer at the long-standing Montpelier eaterie. Launched as part of a new strategy to engage...

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Synergy Creative appoints new senior account manager

September 28, 2012
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Synergy Creative appoints new senior account manager

Direct marketing expert James Harvey has joined Bristol-based brand engagement and internal communications consultancy Synergy Creative. James, pictured, who has more than 10 years’ experience in direct marketing and market research, joins as a senior account manager. He previously worked at Loop, the Bristol-based business consultancy, where he gained...

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Emmy nomination for Bristol sound engineer

September 25, 2012
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Emmy nomination for Bristol sound engineer

UWE Bristol lecturer Martyn Harries has been nominated for an Emmy for his sound work on the BBC Natural History Unit documentary Madagascar. The nomination is shared with the score composer Sarah Class. The winners will be announced at the Emmy Awards in New York on October 1. If...

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Veteran broadcaster John Simpson to speak at regional CBI annual dinner

September 14, 2012
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Veteran broadcaster John Simpson to speak at regional CBI annual dinner

Around 500 of the region’s senior business figures are expected to attend this year’s CBI South West annual dinner in November when the guest speaker will be veteran journalist and BBC world affairs correspondent John Simpson. The event, sponsored by Barclays, has established itself over many years as one...

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Media: Student filmmakers focus on sign language drama to gain experience

September 11, 2012
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Media: Student filmmakers focus on sign language drama to gain experience

Filmmaking students from UWE Bristol have worked alongside professional film makers VS1 Productions to make a half-hour drama commissioned by British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. The drama Life Out There was broadcast on Film4 yesterday and will be repeated on The Community Channel at 2pm today, on Thursday at...

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Media: Apprentice scheme to widen PR industry’s intake launched in Bristol

August 17, 2012
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Media: Apprentice scheme to widen PR industry’s intake launched in Bristol

PR agencies in the West are being invited to hire trainees through a new apprentice scheme that aims to widen the intake of young people to the profession. Traditionally those taking up a career in public relations have tended to be graduates. But a new initiative launched by the...

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Synergy creates two new jobs and has designs on further growth

August 13, 2012
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Synergy creates two new jobs and has designs on further growth

Design agency Synergy Creative has made two new appointments to its team in Westbury on Trym as it continues to go from strength to strength. The agency, which specialises in providing branding, employee communications and marketing services for clients such as Ladbrokes, Arval and the NHS, has recruited Celia...

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Bristol more creative and innovative than London, report confirms

August 9, 2012
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Bristol more creative and innovative than London, report confirms

Bristol remains the UK’s hub for creativity and digital innovation with a world-class talent pool and productivity levels outpacing those achieved by most London firms, new research shows. But despite this leading edge, many of the city’s creative firms still face the twin challenges of tough market conditions and...

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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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