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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 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.

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.

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