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.

The new Super League season kicks off on Saturday, but it does so without a title sponsor. According to RFL chief executive, Nigel Wood, that’s not a major problem.

“The partnership packages we have in place, and the ones we are still discussing, will help ensure that the monetisation of Super League’s sponsorship portfolio is greater than it was in both 2012 and 2013,” said Wood.

Shane Meadows’ The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is to be released to cinemas in the spring/summer of this year.

Meadows was granted unprecedented access to the band for almost a year, from the press conference where they announced their reunion through to private early rehearsals, Heaton Park and their European tour.

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 North West Evening Mail has undergone its first cover-to-cover redesign in more than 10 years.

Launched on Monday, it has increased the number of news pages, added new features and reorganised content.

UTV Media has promoted Michael Dobson, the former station director at The Pulse in Bradford, to the role of ILR group sales director.

He’ll now work across the company’s 13 local radio stations including Signal Radio in Stoke, The Wave and Juice FM in Liverpool.

Kellogg’s has moved some of its Manchester-based marketing department to Dublin and Geneva as part of a restructure.

It follows the $2.7bn (£1.72bn) acquisition of Pringles from Proctor & Gamble in February last year.

LFJpr has been brought in by NoChintz to handle its 2013 communications programme.

The interior design and branding studio has turned to Leanne Forshaw-Jones's agency to help implement a multichannel public relations strategy to get into new markets and raise its profile in Manchester and beyond.

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.

The National Union of Journalists has claimed that Trinity Mirror's proposed restructure will "hugely undermine journalism" on its regional titles. The newspaper publisher today announced it would be cutting 92 posts from 800 editorial staff as part of a new focus on digital and shared content.


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