Category Archives: Digital

University’s starring role for Bristol film buff who launched world’s biggest movie website

The Bristol-based founder of IMDb – the world’s number one movie website – has been honoured by the University of Bristol for his achievements. Movie buff Col Needham, pictured, launched IMDb (Internet Movie Database) in 1990 as a hobby while working as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard in Bristol.  Her then started collaborating with other likeminded film fans to

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Bottle Yard’s green screen comes in handy for Andy’s Safari Adventures as series returns to film in Bristol

Filming for 20 new episodes of acclaimed kids’ TV series Andy’s Safari Adventures is underway in Bristol as its producers once again harness the Bottle Yard Studios’ industry-leading digital CGI and green screen technology. Made by the BBC’s world-renowned Natural History Unit Natural History Unit – also based in Bristol – Andy’s Safari Adventures is a co-commission from CBeebies in

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Redrow Homes extends PR and social media contract with Purplefish

Bristol communications consultancy Purplefish has been appointed as media relations partner for Redrow Homes’ West Country division. The agency will work with the housebuilder in Devon and Cornwall to communicate its key messages and promote its developments through PR and social media.  Purplefish has worked with Redrow’s South West branch, which covers most of Somerset, South Gloucestershire and parts of

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Former YouGov chief takes up non-executive role at Future

Future, the Bath-based global media group, has appointed the former chief financial officer of YouGov as a non-executive director. Alan Newman, who spent nine years at the international internet-based market research and data analytics firm, brings with him significant media and plc experience. His previous roles were at accountants Ernst & Young (now EY) and KPMG and he has also served as international

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Development funding brings £6.5m young people’s creative enterprise hub step closer

Bristol’s Creative Youth Network, which supports young people in reaching their potential through creative expression, has come one step closer to creating a hub for Creative Enterprise. The organisation has received £300,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop the designs and vision with young people over the next 18 months.  If successful, it will receive £4.5m towards the

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100% growth target for new owners of Bath specialist agency following management buy-out

Bath-based customer relationship marketing agency Armadillo CRM, which works with brands such as McDonald’s, hotels.com and Disney, is looking to double in size following a management buy-out (MBO). The firm, which celebrated 25th anniversary last year, has been acquired by chief executive officer James Ray, executive chairman Chris Thurling and chief financial officer Andy Brown, who have all taken a

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Fit for purpose. Creatrix PR staff pacing themselves ahead of team effort in Bath Half Marathon

Staff from Bath PR agency Creatrix are hitting the road to get super-fit as they prepare for a team effort in the Bath Half Marathon in support of a local charity. Four of Creatrix’s five employees will take part in the event on March 4 to raise much-needed funds for Age UK B&NES, an independent charity which provides services to

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