Media

Future media group’s longest-serving director to step down after 13 years

October 1, 2013
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Future media group’s longest-serving director to step down after 13 years

Bath-based international media group Future’s chief financial officer and longest-serving board member Graham Harding is to leave the business. Mr Harding, pictured, who has been with Future for 13 years, two of them in his current post, will step down after the company’s preliminary results in November to pursue other career opportunities. He will...

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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

September 26, 2013
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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

Shares in Chippenham-based specialist IT and software firm SciSys fell sharply after it revealed a 19.8% drop in interim pre-tax profits and warned that its markets remained challenging. The group, whose blue-chip customers include the Ministry of Defence, European Space Agency and major broadcasters, blamed the decline in profits to £749,000 on contract delays. Chairman...

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Paralympics campaign puts Media Safari in running for top regional PR award

July 29, 2013
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Paralympics campaign puts Media Safari in running for top regional PR award

Bath-based specialist PR agency Media Safari has been shortlisted in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) PRide 2013 Awards for its work on a campaign for last year’s London Paralympic Games. It is the third consecutive year the agency, which specialises in tech and social media, has been nominated in the awards, which...

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Bath Uni to help BBC develop new innovative forms of content

July 19, 2013
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Bath Uni to help BBC develop new innovative forms of content

The BBC has teamed up with a number of universities across the UK, including the University of Bath, to research interaction and user experiences across its platforms. The partnership will explore the potential of new forms of content and interaction in a multi-platform world alongside new ways of producing media that will help make...

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The Guild gives Bath its long-awaited creative and tech co-working hub

July 18, 2013
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The Guild gives Bath its long-awaited creative and tech co-working hub

A new co-working hub for small-but-ambitious firms in Bath’s creative and tech sectors has opened, offering them modern office accommodation in the city centre. Based at the Guildhall – and aptly named The Guild – the 3,500-plus sq ft newly-redeveloped space offers breakout areas, conference rooms, a library as well as a number of...

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Business start-up scheme calls in Bath’s The Agency to power its growth

July 12, 2013
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Business start-up scheme calls in Bath’s The Agency to power its growth

Bath-based communications firm The Agency is working with Start-Up Loans, the £112m initiative helping thousands of young people launch their own businesses, to advance and re-launch its CRM (customer relationship management) platform. The system has been designed to allow extensive and secure data sharing between Start-Up Loans, which is chaired by former Dragons’ Den...

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First major Laura Ashley restrospective to be staged at Bath’s Fashion Museum

July 10, 2013
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First major Laura Ashley restrospective to be staged at Bath’s Fashion Museum

Award-winning journalist Felicity Green OBE, who first championed the Laura Ashley look more than 40 years ago, is to officially open the first major retrospective of the designer at Bath’s Fashion Museum. Ms Green, the Daily Mirror’s fashion editor as well as associate in 1970, described the Laura Ashley style as ‘soft-core femininity’ and ‘Victorian-type...

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BrandSoup: Shedding light on the dark side of Prism’s logo

July 9, 2013
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BrandSoup: Shedding light on the dark side of Prism’s logo

We thought BrandSoup was alone in having opinions about the advisability or otherwise of government agencies getting “creative” with logos (see our recent blog – Bonfire of the Quango Logos). But following revelations of the US NSA’s acquisitive attitude to everyone’s emails and Facebook postings, this thorny topic is now global headline news. The...

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Creative marketing drive gives motorway services brand new look

July 8, 2013
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Creative marketing drive gives motorway services brand new look

Chippenham Pit Stop, the motorway services close to M4 junction 17, has re-launched its customer loyalty scheme and completely re-designed its on-site point of sale and digital marketing strategy. Swindon-based agency Jazzbones Creative worked closely with Pit Stop management, stripping the company’s philosophy down to its essentials to create a new campaign using the...

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Hopes for dramatic rise in German tourists when Bath stars in top TV series

July 1, 2013
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Hopes for dramatic rise in German tourists when Bath stars in top TV series

Hotels and tourist attractions in Bath are hoping to benefit from a boost in visitor numbers from Germany when a new drama filmed in the city is broadcast on German TV’s prime Sunday night slot. London and Munich-based production company Gate TV, which specialises in dramas for British and German audiences, has been filming...

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