Digital Agency News

Over the past few years the world of digital has exploded in the North of England - with some of the most influential digital agencies operating from the region. With that in mind, Prolific North is proud to keep you updated with the latest news, insights, and reports from digital companies and agencies across the North of England including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

Liverpool digital agency Rippleffect has led the redevelopment of the new Arsenal website. The site, which took around nine months to build, was based on designs from London-based agency Ostmodern.

The Big Chip Awards are stopping off in Liverpool tomorrow on the first leg of a roadshow tour aimed at prospective entrants. Members of the digital community in Liverpool are invited to come and find out more about the awards, how to enter and what makes a winning entry.

Leeds digital agency Branded3 has appointed David Crawford, former digital director for BJL and head of digital consultancy for McCann Erickson Birmingham, to a new position of managing director. Crawford, who has also been running his own consultancy for the last four years, will take over some of the responsibilities currently held by CEO and founder Vin Chinnaraja.

Leeds search marketing agency Twentysix Search has been appointed by BNP Paribas Real Estate as its UK SEO partner. The agency will develop and implement a search and content strategy with the aim of increasing BNP Paribas Real Estate’s online visibility, as well as raising awareness of its service offering.

Hospitality giant Hilton Worldwide has appointed Leeds-based Stickyeyes to develop a creative digital programme. The digital marketing agency has been tasked with delivering a bespoke influencer and blogger engagement campaign focused on increasing the online visibility and brand awareness for a number of Hilton hotels across the UK including Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham.

The Futureproof Summit in Liverpool has confirmed some key names to talk to delegates about the digital and gaming sectors.

Colin Macdonald, the former Grand Theft Auto producer and now Channel 4’s commissioning editor for games, will join Red Bull brand experts, Michael Henderson and Robbie Dean; Miles Jacobson of Sports Interactive (the company behind Football Manager); Robin Wilson, the director of PR and social media at McCann Manchester; and a representative of Liverpool FC at the event.

Code Computerlove has completed the latest part of Brother UK’s £1.5m label marketing campaign.

The digital campaign features a spoof video of an over-organised office manager, who labels everything she possibly can.

Retail advertising agency Gratterpalm has announced the launch of its Gratterpalm Mobile sub-brand.

It will be led by James Lodge, formerly of Velti, a global provider of mobile advertising technology for Vodafone, EA Games and JustGiving.

Sheffield is targeting start-ups, particularly in the digital sector to take part in a new fast track funding scheme.

The dotforge accelerator is backed by Creative England and a number of private investors in Yorkshire.

The Crewing Company, which has its Northern office in Manchester, has set up a games division to target opportunities across the UK.

It’s brought in Paul Wilkes, the former sales and marketing boss at Escape Studios to run the department.


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