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The second annual Prolific North Awards has sold out, with 730 tickets sold for the event this Thursday.

With more than a 140 individual companies and organisations from the across the North of England represented, it will be, by some margin, the biggest single gathering of senior creatives in the region this year.

Sheffield digital agency, Rckt, is continuing its recruitment drive, with the appointment of Emma Cooper to head up its business development.

Cooper joins from the BAFTA-nominated “digital amusement specialists” Team Cooper, where she worked with broadcasters such as Nickelodeon, Sky, Radio 1 and CBBC.

Jane Macnaught, who produced Coronation Street and Stars in their Eyes, has died suddenly at her home.

During her long ITV career, she would be charged with leading some of the channel’s most high profile programmes.

McCann Manchester has been retained as the creative and planning agency for CrossCountry, following a multi-way review.

It was originally named the lead strategic and creative agency in 2009, before taking on responsibility for digital two years later.

Each week, Monday Moves collates all the recent job-related news on Prolific North, as well as running through all the new opportunities on our job board.

Vimto’s new £6.5m multi platform campaign, headed up by the Vimtoad got off to a successful start this weekend by becoming the UK’s number one trending topic on Twitter. Following its television debut on Saturday night, it also became the third most talked about topic worldwide.

Communisis in Leeds has bought Jacaranda Productions Ltd and Public Creative Ltd, adding design, video, film and digital production to its offering.

It acquired London-based Jacaranda on a cash free, debt free basis of £1.5m plus surplus cash. It will be paid for by £0.9m in cash and through the issue of 913,242 new ordinary shares (worth £0.6m). It’s bought Public Creative for £0.35m in cash.

TheEword has been appointed by Chester solicitors, Aaron & Partners following a 5-way competitive pitch.

The Manchester-based agency will manage the firm’s SEO and PPC over the next 12 months.

One Marketing Communications has been appointed by kitchen appliance firm Gorenje.

The Manchester agency has produced a campaign called Discover Gorenje, to promote the firm to both trade and consumers.

ITV has commissioned a 20x60minute series following Manchester-based celebrity therapists, Nik and Eva Speakman.

The Speakmans will follow the pair as they attempt to treat “ordinary people with extraordinary problems.”


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