Category Archives: Social media

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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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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IBM praises Bath agency’s African tech-led humanitarian aid project

A tech-based project to improve humanitarian aid efforts in Africa has earned Bath‐based multi‐service marketing agency Edit recognition from IBM. Edit’s solution speeds up the mapping process so that teams can quickly provide humanitarian assistance and also address issues such as female genital mutilation, early marriage, and gender‐based violence that hold back some African communities.  The project was praised by

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Future acquires Music Week publisher for £9.7m in second takeover in two weeks

Acquisitive Bath media group Future  has hit the takeover trail for the second time in two weeks, snapping up US-based information and events business Newbay Media, the publisher behind Music Week magazine. Future, which recently bought five titles from rival publisher Haymarket, including the world’s biggest football magazine FourFourTwo, is paying $12.25m (£8.62m) in cash and $1.55m in shares for Newbay.

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