Latest Creative News & Digital News

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 latest marketing news and digital marketing news in the North of England, from Stoke to North Wales, the North West and South Yorkshire, all the way up to the North East.

Warrington-based design agency gtcreate has picked up two public sector contracts. Following competitive pitches, the agency has been appointed to both Bolton Council's creative design framework and the University of Huddersfield’s design and print panel. Both contracts run for 3 years.

A new venture headed by former GMG Radio executives John Myers and Billy Anderson has bought two rock magazines from Future plc in a £10.2million deal.

Warrington-based MumPanel has set up the Big Mum Opinion, the first ever in depth study of British mums to find out their views on the products and services offered to them by brands.

Launching this week, it will get the views of mums “in their natural environment, from the school gates to the parenting, toddler and children’s clubs as well as online.” It aims to speak to around 4000 mothers, with children between 0-18 and mums-to-be.

Re:Systems, the Derbyshire-based digital communications agency has opened an office in Manchester which will specialise in mobile technology and software. It will be headed up by Nick Gallon, formerly head of mobile platforms at BBC Future Media.

England’s World Cup qualifier with Montenegro marked the end of an era. The final time that the team would walk out in Umbro kits.

The brand has been part of the England set-up since 1954, with just a ten year break in the 70s and 80s when Admiral took over. It was an England wearing an Umbro kit, which picked up the World Cup in 1966.

Cube3 has created a website for the 4 star Hotel La Tour in Birmingham. The Manchester agency is also employing a pay-per-click campaign to increase traffic to the site. It’s based around a video which highlights the 4 key areas of the business: the restaurant, bar, conference rooms and bedrooms.

The Blackpool Gazette is promising “a new look, a new outlook” ahead of its relaunch on April 8th. The Johnson Press title is celebrating its 140th year in 2013, with its first ever edition hitting the news-stands on April 3, 1873. That was a weekly with the daily version arriving in 1929.

Ten Alps has raised £1m through a share issue placing and shareholder loan. It placed 24,125,000 new ordinary shares at 2p each and in addition, its largest shareholder, Heraldn Investment Trust has agreed to provide more than half a million pounds through a loan.

63,000 jobs have been created in the North West through high-growth industries, including the digital and creative sector

These are according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics, which have been collated regionally by The North West Fund.

The North’s creative sector could benefit from a series of new tax breaks which come into effect from 1st April - but they will only be available to "high end" productions. They have been designed to support home-grown television, animation and video game production, with companies able to claim a payable tax credit from HMRC against production costs.

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