Creative/Media

BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he...

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Bristol Technology Festival launched to create joined-up showcase of city’s tech strength

June 28, 2019
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Bristol Technology Festival launched to create joined-up showcase of city’s tech strength

Bristol’s world-class tech sector is to get a new showcase with the launch of a festival to bring together a wide range of existing and new events that will demonstrate the breadth of activity in the city. Bristol Technology Festival, which will run from November 2 to 10, aims...

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Staff at two more high-growth Bristol firms take ownership as employee acquisitions gather pace

June 28, 2019
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Staff at two more high-growth Bristol firms take ownership as employee acquisitions gather pace

The founders of two fast-growing Bristol firms have this week sold them to their staff as the trend for ‘employee ownership’ continues. Digital agency Torchbox, which works with some of the world’s biggest organisations including Google and NASA, is handing 100% of its shares to its 65 employees. They...

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Bristol’s innovation and talent earn it second place in table of UK’s best cities for business growth

June 28, 2019
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Bristol has been named as the UK’s second-best city outside London for business in league table that rates major urban centres on their appeal as places to run and grow knowledge-based companies. The ranking of 21 towns and cities, compiled for Management Today magazine, was topped by Manchester with...

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Linking with Chinese opinion leaders key to attracting more tourists to Bristol, city firms are told

June 28, 2019
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Linking with Chinese opinion leaders key to attracting more tourists to Bristol, city firms are told

Hotels and hospitality businesses in Bristol are being urged to do more to attract more Chinese tourists. While the number of visitors from China and other South East Asian countries has steadily increased over recent years, the Bristol and West of England China Bureau believes more can be done...

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Phoenix Wharf brings a taste of Somerset to London for client Yeo Valley

June 28, 2019
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Phoenix Wharf  brings a taste of Somerset to London for client Yeo Valley

Leading organic dairy brand Yeo Valley has teamed up with Bristol-based creative agency Phoenix Wharf to open its first outlet in London. The two-storey café, shop and workspace on Queensway – between Hyde Park and Notting Hill – acts as a showcase for Blagdon-based Yeo Valley in the capital  a...

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Clients and friends gather to mark Sprague Gibbons’ silver anniversary

June 28, 2019
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Clients and friends gather to mark Sprague Gibbons’ silver anniversary

Bristol advertising and marketing agency Sprague Gibbons has celebrated 25 years in business with a celebratory event for more than 130 clients, partners and friends. Peter Gibbons and David Sprague (now retired) set up the business in 1994, initially as a design agency. Business boomed in the 2000s as...

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Bristol Business News Blog: Perfect Storm. How can healthcare marketing be done on social media?

June 27, 2019
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Bristol Business News Blog: Perfect Storm. How can healthcare marketing be done on social media?

Healthcare providers are starting to make their presence known on social media platforms.  In the day and age where misinformation is rife online, having qualified healthcare professionals sharing accurate information makes it easier for patients/potential patients browsing online. “Information on social media affects how more than 40% of people...

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Prestigious international award scooped by Bristol creative agency for domestic abuse campaign

June 27, 2019
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Prestigious international award scooped by Bristol creative agency for domestic abuse campaign

Communications agency McCann Bristol has received one of the global advertising industry’s most-coveted accolades – a Lion award – for its work with domestic abuse charity Refuge. The team picked up a Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – the industry’s prestigious global event –...

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Burges Salmon acts for IT group SCISYS as it recommends £79m approach from Canadian bidder

June 25, 2019
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Burges Salmon acts for IT group SCISYS as it recommends £79m approach from Canadian bidder

The corporate team from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon is advising specialist software developer and IT services provider SCISYS – a long-standing client – on its £78.9m takeover by Canadian IT giant CGI. The all-cash offer, which has been unanimously recommended by SCISYS’ directors, remains subject to anti-trust...

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Mayor considers workplace parking charges to pay for sustainable mass transit system

June 21, 2019
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Mayor considers workplace parking charges to pay for sustainable mass transit system

A workplace parking levy scheme could be introduced by Bristol City Council to fund its planned mass transit scheme, Mayor Marvin Rees said this week as he outlined measures aimed at limiting the impact of climate change on the city. In a speech to coincide with Clean Air Day,...

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Property developers spark flex-space race as co-working trend continues to build

June 21, 2019
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Property developers spark flex-space race as co-working trend continues to build

Flexible office space is set to double in Bristol over the next five years, according to research from global property consultants JLL – but it says the trend is not just about co-working’. The flex-space market is expanding rapidly in the city, with new entrants such as London-based Runway...

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Event highlights how Bristol Private Equity Club is supporting city’s tech entrepreneurs

June 21, 2019
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Event highlights how Bristol Private Equity Club is supporting city’s tech entrepreneurs

Sixty of Bristol’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders have gathered to hear how they can support the city’s fledgling and growing tech businesses reach their potential. The event was the biggest meeting so far of members of Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC). Since its launch three years ago, the club’s members...

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