Category Archives: Advertising

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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Creative Business News photo gallery: The Long Lunch

Seventy five of the South West creative sector’s leading business owners, managers and directors gathered at Cowley Manor near Cheltenham for the eighth annual Long Lunch – an afternoon of lively conversation and delicious food. Organised by Mike Bennett, co-founder of independent news, what’s-on and reviews platform Bristol 24-7 and street art festival See No Evil, the Long Lunch brings

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Bank package funds more staff and new Bristol city centre home for Creation

Marketing agency Creation has relocated to Bristol city centre and continued to grow with the support of a five-figure finance package from HSBC. The full-service agency, which employs 30 people, moved from Ham Green on the outskirts of the city to St Georges Court in St Georges Road.   Creation, managed by husband-and-wife team David and Angela Wenn, has used

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US pop-culture products firm snaps up Bath animators Evilcorp for $4m

Award-winning Bath animation and design studio A Large Evil Corporation has been taken over by major US pop-culture products firm Funko in a $4m (£2.98m) deal. A Large Evil Corporation – also known as Evilcorp – was launched in 2006 and has created animated commercials for brands such as Gu, Greenpeace, Now TV and Kia Motors, working with blue-chip industry

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