Category Archives: Social media

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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Global engineering group calls in Mr B & Friends to build new brand

Bristol-based brand, design and digital agency Mr B & Friends has created a vibrant new identity for global engineering consultancy Hoare Lea which aims to dispel common myths about its industry.  The agency, which relocated from Bath to Bristol last summer, developed the bold new marque and contemporary design style in collaboration with Hoare Lee, a £80m turnover international business

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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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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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Global recipe sharing platform grows Bristol team with four senior staff hires

Cookpad, the Japanese-owned online recipe sharing and cooking community, has added four senior staff to its global HQ, which opened in Bristol last year. The four new arrivals, who include Mark Wheatley, co-founder of innovative Bristol music/audio platform Audiogum and former Mumsnet head of community Rebecca Mears, are the latest to join the firm as it continues its major recruitment

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