Category Archives: Digital

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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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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Bath tech firm’s app will help city’s Minerva’s Owls sculpture trail soar to new heights

Innovative Bluetooth technology developed by Bath firm Blispa will make this summer’s Minerva’s Owls public sculpture trail in the city the UK’s first fully interactive attraction of its kind. Beacons from the firm will allow visitors to interact with the super-sized owl sculptures that will perch around Bath and surrounding towns between June and September.  Visitors will be able to

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London calling for Bath web designer as he prepares to make his marathon debut

Bath-based web and graphic designer Craig Gill has swapped his Mac for trainers as he prepares to run next Sunday’s London Marathon for the first time. Craig, pictured, who works at Bath PR agency Creatrix, is taking on the challenge in memory of his grandmother Audrey, who died earlier this year from cancer. He will be raising funds for Cancer

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