Category Archives: Advertising

Bristol upmarket chocolate maker Elizabeth Shaw selects saintnicks for brand repositioning

Bristol’s saintnicks has been appointed as the lead agency for Elizabeth Shaw, one of the UK’s best-loved luxury chocolate brands and a business with its roots in the city. The appointment covers new brand repositioning and the development of campaign creative across press and digital media, supported by retail/experiential marketing activity.  Elizabeth Shaw is best known for its two iconic

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Digital advertising podcast launched by SearchStar to highlight latest industry news

SearchStar, the Bath-based digital media buying agency, has launched a new podcast for digital advertisers. Hosted by SearchStar managing manager Dan Fallon and marketing manager Nick Livermore, DANcast is a monthly discussion of the latest digital advertising news. The podcast aims to be an entertaining and informative look at the latest industry news. In the latest,second, episode Dan and Nick discuss:

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St Ives merges three West of England businesses to create Bath-based super-agency

International marketing group St Ives is to merge three of its West of England-based businesses to create a new Bath-based agency employing more than 200 staff. To be called Edit, the agency will bring together St Ives businesses Response One, Amaze One and Occam under one roof and a single brand in a move that will create one of the

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Brands must take a stand as well as innovate, says Grayling in its six comms themes for 2018

The Bristol office of international PR agency Grayling has unveiled the trends it says every communications professional will need to know this year. The six themes, which focus on brand values, urban influence, interactive story living and disruptive marketing, were presented to an audience of more than 40 communications and marketing experts from across the region at an exclusive breakfast.

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Call for creative firms to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018

Creative firms are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for the workplace and raising awareness of ethical trade issues amongst their staff, customers and peers. The awards

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Jobs saved at B2B marketing agency after managers buy it from administrators

A multi-award winning marketing agency with offices in Bristol and London has been bought out of administration by its management team, saving the jobs of all remaining staff. Rooster Punk, which was established in 2013 by serial entrepreneur and self-styled innovation junkie Paul Cash, was hit by a bad debt and the loss of some clients last autumn, triggering a

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Creative sector must face up to huge challenges, ITV chair tells launch of Centre for Cultural & Creative Industries

ITV chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette highlighted the importance of the UK’s creative industries during an inaugural lecture at the launch of Bath Spa University’s new Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries. Speaking to 60 members of staff and students from the university, the former president of the Royal Television Society and deputy chairman of the National Film School addressed the

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