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Future offloads truck titles as it steers portfolio towards digital products

May 31, 2012
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Future, the Bath-based publisher, has sold Trucking, Britain’s leading road transport magazine, and the Truckstop News monthly newspaper, to Kelsey Publishing, where they joins a portfolio that spans motoring, rural and lifestyle titles. Future described the titles as non-core as it continues a move to developing digital products and exploiting overseas growth opportunities. Kelsey...

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Better by design for re-launched South West forum

May 2, 2012
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The South West Design Forum has re-launched itself as Design South West with a new identity, website and the mission of ‘Design, Better Connected’. The organisation, which is run by the industry for the industry, continues in its role as the regional body bringing together seven locally-based design forums. Chairman Tim Burley said: “We’ve...

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Creative Bath attracts big names behind Ab Fab and Cold Feet

April 18, 2012
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PR legend Lynne Franks and Cold Feet creator Mike Bullen are the latest big names lined up for Creative Bath events. Businesswoman, author, broadcaster and public speaker Ms Franks is often described as a PR guru, lifestyle advisor and visionary. She was the inspiration for Edina in the TV comedy Absolutely Fabulous and throughout...

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Journalists protest at closure of Venue listings magazine

April 18, 2012
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Protestors gathered last night to demonstrate against the closure of Bath and Bristol listings magazine Venue and swingeing job cuts at its sister publication Bristol Evening Post. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and supporters were outside the Galleries shopping centre in central Bristol where a low-key exhibition is taking place marking...

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Venue magazine is axed as owner Northcliffe announces latest round of cuts

April 16, 2012
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Venue, the long-running listings magazine for Bristol and Bath is to be axed – just over a year after its owner, London-based newspaper group Northcliffe, claimed to have ‘saved’ it. The magazine, first published in 1982, is to become a ‘digital-only’ product. Hundreds of readers protested in February last year when Northcliffe, which also...

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Former Sony marketing director takes senior comms job at Bath University

April 11, 2012
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Bath University has appointed former Sony marketing director Tim Kaner to the new post of director of marketing & communications. The role includes responsibility developing the university brand and managing its corporate communications, imaging design and print service, marketing and web services. Tim, who took up the post today, brings more than two decades’...

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Media: PR conference to focus on ‘reputation’

April 2, 2012
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A line up of first-class speakers, workshops and networking opportunities all focused on the theme of ‘reputation’ is promised at the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) West of England Communicators' Conference in May. Among the speakers will be Stefan Stern, previously of the Financial Times and now at Edelman, and Suzanne Moore of...

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Innovative motor insurance brand hits the road, thanks to Bath’s TheAgency

March 28, 2012
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Innovative motor insurance brand hits the road, thanks to Bath’s TheAgency

Bath creatives TheAgency have developed a new motor insurance brand – Fair Pay Insurance – for Motaquote and GPS firm TomTom. The new brand will allocate premiums based on driving ability and behaviour rather than the usual factors considered by insurers such as postcode, gender, age or vehicle type. The driver's behaviour will be...

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Bath-built app brings Bristol’s planned enterprise zone to life

March 19, 2012
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Bath-built app brings Bristol’s planned enterprise zone to life

Bath creative firm TheAgency has launched an augmented reality experience as part of its new campaign to promote Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The app, designed n partnership with Aurasma, the world’s first visual browser, and Bath-based augmented reality specialists MediaGrand, unites the campaign’s offline and online communications using 3D architectural maps brought to...

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iPad launch brings record numbers flocking to Future’s tech sites

March 19, 2012
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Future Publishing’s technology websites achieved a new record of 1.2m unique users in 24 hours with its coverage of the new iPad. The Bath-based publisher’s TechRadar.com, T3.com and Gizmodo UK proved to be the most-trusted destinations for tech enthusiasts eager to find out everything about the new iPad’s technology. TechRadar.com employed teams working through...

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