Twentysix Search has been appointed by DFDS Seaways UK as its SEO partner after a competitive pitch. The Leeds agency has been tasked with targeting the company's UK outbound passenger routes, including Dover to Calais and Newcastle to Amsterdam, and delivering a seven-figure sum of additional sales and revenue within the current financial year.

A private stand-up gig from Justin Moorhouse is the prize being offered in a new Facebook campaign by Ronseal. The comedian has been signed up by Manchester PR agency Brazen as it launches a new 'Deck Out Your Decking' competition for the Sheffield-based company's 25,000-strong Facebook community.

Headland Media, which supplies media and entertainment services and has offices in Liverpool and Leeds, has been bought by US investor KVH Industries for £15.5m. Headland, which was originally bought by Oakley Capital Investments from BSkyB in June 2008, provides training, news and media to sectors including cruise ships, retailers, supermarkets and gym chains.

A BBC Radio Stoke DJ was replaced during her farewell afternoon show after she started slurring her words on air and sounding drunk. Paula White started her final show at 1pm on Friday after six years as the station's afternoon presenter.

Granada Reports beat off competition from the BBC and Channel 4 last night to pick up a TV BAFTA for its coverage of the revelations presented by the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

Regional publisher Johnston Press has reported its first increase in operating profit in seven years - despite another sharp dip in revenue. The owner of the Lancashire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post and Blackpool Gazette announced that its total revenues were down 11.4% on a like-for-like basis for the 18-week period up to May 4.

AG Barr is to launch its first brand-led above the line campaign for drinks brand KA.
#AAAKA, or Access All Areas with KA is a competition for customers to play a key role in up-and-coming urban artists’ gigs, be that as a photographer, film-maker, singer, DJ, designer, producer, make-up artist, fashion designer, or music fan.

Paddy Power’s ad campaign in Liverpool lasted just a few hours, with Network Rail pulling the ad from outside Liverpool Lime Street Station.
Appearing on Europe’s largest full motion digital screen outside the station, the advert read: “Some Scouser has one wish left”, then listed the names Maggie and Fergie crossed out with, Liverpool to win the league beneath.

Video agency, Zut Media has moved from St Helens to Liverpool as it seeks to develop the live webcasting side of its business.
Managing director, Alan Gaffney explained that they would be setting up a studio and interactive video webcasting facility at their new home at Liverpool Innovation Park.

Zen Web Solutions in Rochdale has completed a new website for the Community Transport Association (CTA) charity.
It’s been designed so that passengers kind find their local community transport service anywhere in England.


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