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Journalists at Key 103 are to offer companies “bespoke crisis public relations and media training” in partnership with the University of Salford. Developed with the University’s subsidiary, Salford Professional Development ltd, the training will take place at the MediaCityUK campus and Key 103’s studios.

Digital agency, PushOn has linked up with Magento to deliver the first major seminar on the ecommerce platform outside of London. Taking place at The Hive in the Northern Quarter, there will also be sessions from SagePay and Postcode Anywhere who will talk about “easing the user journey” and maximising conversion.

Carolanne Bamford has joined Rule 5 as senior account manager after a year in a similar role at Smoking Gun.

Prior to this Bamford spent 18 months in London with Hill+Knowlton working for brands such as Robinsons, Dairylea, Tango and Bombay Sapphire.

BJL will take the lead on reviewing and redesigning the Swinton Insurance brand following a competitive pitch against local and London agencies. The long-term contract as lead strategic and creative agency is to “evolve and reinvigorate the brand,” starting immediately to address its brand strategy.

Ofcom has confirmed that YourTV Manchester will run the local television station for Manchester. The licence is awarded for a period of up to 12 years and Ofcom hopes that some channels will be on air before the end of the year.

The Fresh Group has won a competitive pitch process to deliver Halfords’ National Conference later this year.

The one-day event will bring 550 senior managers and store managers to the Millbrook Conference Centre and incorporates a full day’s conference, awards ceremony and evening entertainment.

Preston’s Motionlab has completed the rebrand of all 4 divisions of the John C Wilkins Group.

Coinciding with the Group’s 20th anniversary, Motionlab has renamed and repositioned each element of the business, in order to achieve nationwide brand awareness.

Manchester-based indie, Urban Canyons, has moved into post production on its latest history documentary.

Samurai Head-Hunters will form part of the channel’s Untold History strand of ancient warrior drama documentaries and has been co-financed by the Smithsonian Channel, ZDF / Arte, UKTV and ZDF Enterprises, with additional funding from the European media fund.

While the Super League remains bereft of title sponsor, elsewhere, the RFL has had a busy few weeks of signings and today it's confirmed that the Championships and Championship One competitions have signed a 2 year deal with Kingstone Press Cider.

Liverpool’s Ph.Creative has secured £1/2m funding from the North West Fund to double its workforce. Currently employing 24 staff, it plans to employ 40 by the end of the year to become one of the country’s leading digital agencies.


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