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Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Sam Walker, who this week began as the new drivetime presenter on BBC Radio Manchester, and also co-presents the weekend breakfast show on Radio 5 live. She argues that even in the age of global news apps and social media, local radio has a significant role to play.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Aamer Naeem, editor in chief of Wakefield-based British Muslim TV. He explains how he reconciles his repulsion at seeing Mohammed ridiculed with his belief in the value of freedom of speech.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Steve Downes, digital and social media strategist. Facebook is beginning to squeeze brands for more money - and it's inevitable, he says, that us users are next.

There's just days left to buy early bird tickets for our compelling one-day conference on January 27.

Following the highly successful debut of our 2014 Digital SWOT conference, the 2015 conference will be held at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and will examine the digital landscape from a business point of view.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Rakhi Sinha, is head of marketing north west for Eventbrite. Christmas is coming - but she's pining for a time when it wasn't all about material possessions and John Lewis ads.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Sue Benson, managing director of retail specialist The Market Creative. She looks at how the high street handled Black Friday and Cyber Monday and asks what these American imports could mean for our shopping habits.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Dani Briers, managing director of PHD Manchester. He argues that the use of gamification techniques in the modern office is an effective way of attracting and retaining staff.

Prolific North is partnering the launch of a prestigious new initiative which aims to celebrate the success and growth of the knowledge sector across the North of England. The sector includes 33 Universities and a series of leading arts, music, legal, teaching and other Higher Educational institutions. We are delighted that The Telegraph Media Group has agreed to partner the initiative.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Ashley Byrne, chair of the RIG Nations & Regions Committee and creative director of Made in Manchester. Amid the publicity surrounding the BBC's devolution away from the capital, he says the impact on the independent radio sector has been shockingly low.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Howard Simms, co-founder and director of mobile app developer Apadmi. With 90 per cent of apps abandoned within the first year, he argues that too many companies are building apps simply for the sake of it - and without thinking about who it's actually for.

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