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TalkSport is working with AdsWizz to enable advertisers to geographically target its international listeners.

Last year, its parent company, UTV Media signed a global commentary rights deal to broadcast all Premier League matches outside of Europe and this technological first will enable advertisers to target their messaging, in real-time, to each of TalkSport’s international broadcast partners.

Bafta is to award Michael Palin with its highest accolade, the Fellowship, at this year’s television awards. Born and raised in Sheffield, he started out as a writer for The Frost Report before making the move in front of the camera.

Twentysix in Leeds has confirmed that it’s just one of 6 digital agencies to make it onto the Government’s creative framework. The Framework Agreement runs for 2 years, with an option to extend, with the chosen agencies working across all government departments, including the Cabinet Office, Department of Health and Ministry of Defence.

International poverty charity, VSO, has brought in Warrington-based Ixis to “revitalise” its web presence. The company, which specialises in Drupal will also migrate the site over to the open source content management system.

Words&Pictures in Yorkshire has appointed Steven Murgatroyd as its digital insight leader. He joins the Otley-based agency from KCOM, where he was group internal communications and social media manager. Before that he was Asda’s social media and communications manager.

John Simons, Real and Smooth Radio’s group programme director, is to leave the company after 13 years. Previously at BBC Radio 2 and Talk Radio, he joined the (then) GMG Radio in 2000 as it launched its first Real Radio station in Cardiff.

A new digital and public relations agency has been established in Wakefield. B42 Digital has been set up by Steve Browett, a former freelance web developer, with more than 14 years’ experience in the digital sector.

Rule 5 is working with the production company behind Police Interceptors and Road Wars.

Based in Soho, Raw Cut has employed public relations support to promote itself as a company, but also some of its production slate.

Inflammable Films in Yorkshire and the Newcastle-based Third Films are on a list of 20 companies which will receive funding and support from the British Film Institute. More than 170 film and animation companies applied for the BFI Vision Awards, which have been set up to grow strong and sustainable UK film businesses.

Fantastic Media has been appointed by tile retailer, Travertine Direct to handle all of its marketing activity. The Leeds-based agency will be working to increase trade and consumer sales of the company’s product range and identifying new routes to market.


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