Creative Business News blog: Shining a light on mental health and stress in the industry

April 5, 2017
stress

Running a business can be hard. Running a creative agency can be even tougher when your work output relies on generating up-beat ideas and concepts, selling them to clients and delivering to deadline and on budget.  Having an ‘off day’ when you work in a creative environment can also...

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SXSW provides inspiration – and contracts – for Bristol Media’s apprentice

April 5, 2017
SXSW provides inspiration – and contracts – for Bristol Media’s apprentice

Bristol Media South by Southwest (SXSW) apprentice Jasmine Thompson has returned from the world’s largest tech and digital conference and music festival “boosted and inspired” and with two new contracts. The Bristol-based illustrator and designer said attending the event in Austin, Texas, had been an inspirational and educational experience....

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Digital skills programme aims to make sure job opportunities are for available for all

April 5, 2017
Digital skills programme aims to make sure job opportunities are for available for all

Bristol-based digital skills school Develop Me has partnered with social enterprise EdAid with a mission to level the playing field for talented, ambitious students to access affordable training or higher education and showcase their potential to future employers. Develop Me’s 12-week intensive Coding Fellowship Programme – which runs four...

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Search marketing ‘legend’ and SEO pioneer joins All Things Web

April 5, 2017
Search marketing ‘legend’ and SEO pioneer joins All Things Web

Web marketing company All Things Web has appointed Ammon Johns to further develop its digital agency and grow its footprint across the UK. Ammon, pictured, is widely acclaimed as one of the pioneers of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and recognised as one of the leading voices on organic search by...

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Food for thought on marketing to youth at McCann Bristol’s first Talks on Toast event

April 5, 2017
Food for thought on marketing to youth at McCann Bristol’s first Talks on Toast event

Today’s young people are interested in – and worried about – much the same as previous generations despite the explosion of social media and on-demand information, according to new research revealed to South West marketers and business leaders. But the way brands can engage with youth has changed dramatically,...

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UWE architecture students find room for inspiration at Bath Road Studios

April 5, 2017
UWE architecture students find room for inspiration at Bath Road Studios

Two rooms at Bristol’s Bath Road Studios have been re-imagined by UWE interior architecture students to as accommodation for refugees in a project inspired by the Royal Society of the Arts’ (RSA) annual design awards. The students were given a brief last November after a visit to the innovative workspace and...

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Creative Business News campaign of the month: Greenhouse PR, Moixa

April 5, 2017
Creative Business News campaign of the month: Greenhouse PR, Moixa

We all know the West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Creative Business News each month features the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region. This month we highlight Bristol PR agency Greenhouse’s work with home...

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Campaign’s annual School Report puts West agency talent in a class of its own

April 5, 2017
Campaign’s annual School Report puts West agency talent in a class of its own

The South West’s top agency talent is highlighted in Campaign magazine’s annual School Report with Home, Bray Leino and Happy Hour Productions all named among the UK’s top 50 agencies. Bristol-based agency Home is listed at number 27 in the 2017 rankings compiled by Neilson, up from 36 last...

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Inside Film event will connect budding filmmakers with industry professionals

April 5, 2017
Inside Film event will connect budding filmmakers with industry professionals

Aspiring filmmakers are being invited to meet top industry professionals and other young creatives during an action-packed ‘Inside Film’ day at The Watershed this Saturday, April 8. With talks from BBC, children’s television production company Drummer TV and Wildseed Studios, which specialises in animation production, attendees will be able...

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