Publishers of all types and flavours - from global news organisations to marketing agencies to individual bloggers - have been left wondering just how the new ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling will impact on their activity. Sarah Hartley takes a closer look.

On Prolific North News this week, we speak to Alasdair Gleed, Research Director at DJS Research. Following our story that DJS had grown annual revenues by 32%, he talks to us about how the company has succeeded in a recession, how it intends to sustain its rapid growth and whether there are any plans to sell up.

On Prolific North News this week, we speak to Michael Gibson, MD of Fat Media. Following our exclusive story that the digital marketing agency has been sold to Cumbrian entrepreneur David Durnford, he talks to us about how the deal came about, where the company goes from here and whether it has any plans to move from its Lancaster HQ.

Full coverage of last night's memorable Prolific North Awards 2014, held at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

We have all the winners, as well as a review of the night, pictures and tweets.

With the current rise of mumpreneurs and the increasing number of women having children at the age of 40, modern motherhood is a completely different ballgame and brands need to reassess the way they speak to mums to avoid losing them all together, writes Hayley Peters, account director at Weber Shandwick Manchester.

Londoner Michel has enjoyed a career spanning the Foreign Office, Nato, advertising, research and academia. She currently heads up the body charged with communicating the economic benefits of engaging with Cheshire’s varied delights. This East End girl has done good.

Known more for its history than digital creativity, York has spent the last decade quietly reinventing itself as a city ready for the super-connected digital future. Is it now positioned to be the UK's next tech startup success story?

The daily court round up and in-depth reports from the council chamber have been the bedrock of local news reporting for as many years as the human need to disseminate information has been with us. But has the proliferation of social media and other digital formats disrupted all of that? Sarah Hartley takes an in-depth look.

The journey from Leeds University to a prestigious new digital appointment at one of America’s leading museums has been eventful - but also unplanned. Sarah Hartley meets up with Nancy Proctor in Baltimore to find out more.

On Prolific North News this week, we speak to Rob Morrice, CEO (EMEA & Asia) of Stein IAS. He talks to us about the reasons behind the decision to merge IAS B2B with New York-based Stein, the impact it has had on the agency, and whether there are any plans to move its HQ from Cheshire to London.


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