Awards/Events

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 Chris Brereton, sportswriter at Trinity Mirror Sport Media. He lifts the lid on his role in ghostwriting 'Second Wind', Jimmy White's new and controversial autobiography that is released today.

Following the highly successful debut of our 2014 Digital SWOT conference we are pleased to announce the 2015 conference will be held on Tuesday 27 January. The objective of Digital SWOT is to examine the digital landscape from a business point of view: essentially a SWOT analysis of how companies and public organisations and/or their agencies should evaluate, benchmark and enhance their commercial performance from a digital point of view.

This week's Points North is edited by Leigh Purves, associate director at Good Relations. She argues that the time has come for greater age and gender equality in our TV newsrooms.

Early bird tickets for our superb half-day conference, Beyond The Screen, Beyond Social: What's Next for Media and Marketing?, are available until this Friday.

The event promises to offer a unique insight into tomorrow's world - and what it means for media folk and marketers.

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 Andrew Daniels, managing director of Degree 53. He explains why he has changed his mind about the point of wearable technology.

Over 360 of the North's finest marketers came together at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club last night for a celebration of quality, creativity and general hard graft.

With headline sponsors Click Consult and Bytemark Hosting, the second running of the Northern Marketing Awards had seen a marked increase in entries on last year, as companies, organisations, institutions and agencies vied for a total of 18 big purple 'N's - eight sector specific categories, six broader campaign categories, three team/agency awards and a Grand Prix winner.

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 Chris Thorpe, founder of I Can Make and the former CTO of Mind Candy, who will be speaking at Beyond The Screen, Beyond Social: What’s Next for Media and Marketing? on November 26. He asks what the advent of 3D printing means for brands.

Here is the full list of winners from last night's Northern Marketing Awards, held at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

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 Sinead Rocks, who was recently confirmed as the new controller of BBC Learning. She explains why the corporation's educational department is taking a more central and explicit role in its output.

There are just 10 days to go until the Northern Marketing Awards 2014 - which means time is running out to book tickets and tables for what will be the North's largest single gathering of marketers and marketing agencies this year.

The awards dinner on 16 October, at the Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club, will be co-presented by Andy Crane and Emma Jesson.

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