Author Archives: Robert Buckland

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees is to meet Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon this week as the campaign to persuade it to locate its new national headquarters in the city is stepped up. Bristol faces intense competition from rivals such as Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield to bring the broadcaster and around 300 staff to the city.  But those behind

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Bristol stakes claim as world-leading centre for VR as landmark lab becomes a reality

Bristol’s position as a world-leading development centre for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) has underlined with the official opening of its VR Lab. The landmark new facility, in the Leadworks building in Anchor Square, pictured below left, has been operating for several months following a soft launch. During that time 20 start-ups, supported by global giants including The

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Funding for Bristol tech start-up aiming to revolutionise political opinion polls

Bristol tech pioneers who sold their last business to Twitter have received venture capital investment from two tech funds for their new company, which focuses on using messaging platforms to improve opinion polling. Poli harnesses the reach and immediacy of social messaging platforms to recruit larger, more representative panels and engage with them more efficiently. It was founded in 2016

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Digital marketing manager joins Empica to boost clients’ online presence

Empica, one of the region’s longest established PR agencies, has taken on its second new team member in less than a month with the appointment of Jo Laws as digital marketing and online manager. Jo, pictured, who studied Marketing Management in Cardiff, will head the agency’s digital team which delivers stories for clients on the web, manages social media accounts

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Slam dunk! Mr B & Friends scores another top sports rebrand campaign

British Basketball has appointed Bristol marketing agency Mr B & Friends to create its new brand identity as it targets additional funding. The agency, which relocated to Temple Quay from Bath 10 months ago and now employs 43 people, has a strong track record in sports branding, including working with Bath Rugby’s Junior Member Club, Bristol Sport, Fulham FC and

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Experienced client services director joins Armadillo CRM as it aims for further growth

Armadillo CRM, the Bath-based customer relationship marketing agency, has appointed Steve Jefferys as client services director – the first job it has created since its management buy-out in February. Steve, pictured, worked for 13 years in London agencies, including CHI & Partners, Kitcatt Nohr, Proximity London and TMW, before moving to the South West.  At Armadillo he heads the client

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All aboard: Engine Shed takes its drive to encourage the next generation of creatives on the road

Engine Shed on Tour, the latest initiative from Bristol’s highly successful innovation hub, has been launched to encourage young people to follow careers in the West of England’s tech, digital and low carbon sectors. Engine Shed on Tour will visit 16 schools and businesses across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset between March and July.

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