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At Prolific North, we cover all the essential news and updates surrounding media, marketing, and the creative sectors. From digital to broadcasting, and print to publishing, we are proud to keep our readers up to date with all the marketing news in the North of England and Scotland.

A freelance photographer and writer from Manchester has been named on the shortlist for the Amnesty International Media Awards. Len Grant finds himself up against Channel 4 and The Guardian in the digital innovation category for his Life Without Papers blog.

The Selfish Giant is one of two Channel 4-backed films being taken to the Cannes Film Festival. Shot in Bradford over 6 weeks, the “contemporary fairy tale” is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story of the same name.

Taylors of Harrogate brought in Halifax agency, Limehouse, to promote Yorkshire Tea’s official partnership with English cricket and Michael Vaughan. The 3-year deal means the brand will become an integral part of the English Cricket Board’s marketing activity.

Clear Channel is highlighting its near-field communication (NFC) technology in a new nationwide campaign, which encourages people to tap or scan their smartphone on ads to win prizes.

It’s to promote the firm’s new mobile platform and which has launched on 10,000 Adshel and roadside panels.

Label PR’s founder, Lee Bloor, has announced the launch of a new division of the agency to handle clients in the “beauty” sector.

It coincides with the arrival of Halo Hair Extensions, a contract which the agency won following a 3-way pitch.

Former Coronation Street and Emmerdale producer Steve November has been confirmed as ITV's new director of drama. Yorkshire-born November will replace Laura Mackie, who is leaving the channel to set up her own company with Sally Haynes, controller of drama commissioning.

The Manchester operation of global marketing agency gyro has announced a calendar of events to commemorate its centenary year.

The agency started life in 1913 as CAS, a sole trader selling...

Manchester-based jobs website Oil and Gas Job Search.com has been acquired by US-based CareerBuilder for an undisclosed sum. The deal represents a second windfall for the Johnson family, who sold shares worth £140m in Warrington-based oil and gas recruitment company Fircroft Engineering Services last year to private equity firm Equistone.

Lion Eyes and advertising producer Tony Smith have joined forces in a strategic alliance to expand the Manchester company’s advertising and brand video production division. Smith, who has clocked up 25 years in the industry and over 1,000 broadcast adverts for brands such as Bupa, The Co-operative, Next and Holland & Barrett, moves from PSA Films.

A West Yorkshire publishing company has announced the launch of a new interactive magazine that it believes is the "holy grail" for print publishing.The new 100-page monthly glossy, iLove, will be posted to an initial list of 700,000 people when it launches in July, with data modelling used to create a "carefully selected audience" based on their interests, affordability and propensity to buy.

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