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PHD Media has been appointed by Rubicon, the AG Barr-owned juice brand, as its 'ethnic media agency', replacing the independent ethnic media specialist Fantasia.

The trade title Broadcast has unveiled its annual ranking of the UK's leading independent producers. Lime, Red and True North are the three highest ranked indies head-quartered in the North, but the compilation also reveals a growing number of Northern bases being established around MediaCity.

The official launch of EON Reality's new European headquarters will take place this evening at a ceremony in east Manchester.

Nigel Jay, a presenter on the BBC's North West Tonight evening news programme for over 15 years, has died this week.

Cheshire-based fashion retailer Black White Denim is facing a battle for its identity and concept which it says has been stolen by a large South African distributor. The award-winning boutique has discovered that The Scottish Knitwear Group, which runs stores for Pringle and Ben Sherman, now plans to open an outlet called Black White Denim in Johannesburg.

Global Radio has launched a set of Android apps for its Capital, Heart and Classic FM stations. The commercial radio group, part of the Global Network, was the first to launch iPhone apps for its stations and claims they have since been downloaded nearly 10 million times.

Manchester-based online marketing specialists Genie and the Geek has identified fulfilment and delivery as major growth areas for 2013 after seeing monthly turnover hit £1million. In February alone, the five-year-old business processed over 80,000 parcels from its central distribution centre in Old Trafford, a rise of 35% year on year.

CSL will tomorrow roll out the first work from TBWA\Manchester since the agency won the £15million account earlier this year. The TV advert is set to run tomorrow night during the closing break of Coronation Street, followed by a series of 30-second and 10-second ads supported by press and instore point of sale.

Liverpool-based marketing agency Liquid has finished work on an online brand room for Warburtons. Warburtons Brand Room is an online portal which provides an overview of the brand, guidelines on how to represent the brand and an image library accessible upon approval for employees and agencies.

UTV Media, the owner of many of the region's radio stations including Juice FM, Wire FM, The Pulse and Radio Wave, has reported "robust" annual figures for the year to the end of December. The group’s revenues were slightly down from £121.6m in 2011 to £120.1m, while pre-tax profits were £21m compared with £23.3m the previous year.

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