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This week's Points North is from Thom Hetherington, CEO of Holden Media, Buy Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary.

Art and the creative sector have always enjoyed considerable crossover, but he argues that our cities in the North could be doing much more to take advantage.

This week's Points North is from Richard Barnes, founder and creative director at Buffalo7.

Ever suffered death by PowerPoint? He argues that there's a place for the much-maligned presentation tool.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it’s Simon King, weatherman for BBC stations including Radio 5 live and 6 Music. Ten years on from the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, he's travelled to America to make a programme for 5 live about how the science of forecasting has changed.

This week's Points North is from Rick Guttridge, managing director and co-founder of Smoking Gun PR.

In our data-driven times, he argues that the PR industry must raise its game to earn more respect.

This week's Points North is from Hedley Aylott, co-founder and CEO of Summit.

After the recent launch of Apple Pay, he argues that a consistent brand experience in-store and online is now more important than ever.

This week's Points North is from Dan Jackson, Production Manager, Drama, at ITV Studios.

Fresh from recognition for Coronation Street having the "lowest possible environmental impact”, Jackson explains why sustainability should be a no-brainer for the industry throughout the region.

This week's Points North is from Darren Thwaites, Editor-in-Chief of Trinity Mirror North East.

He explains why merging Trinity's two major online brands in the region was the "obvious way forward".

This week's Points North is from Brian Whigham, managing director of Venn Digital.

With job candidates increasingly not up to scratch, he asks what the Northern digital and creative sectors can do to reverse the widening skills gap.

This week's Points North is with Adrian Lloyd, Head of Design for The Foundry Agency.

With Liverpool's creative and digital sector predicted to outpace Tokyo and Berlin, he calls for the return of some old-fashioned values to keep the city on track.

This week's Points North is from Peter Salmon, Director, BBC England.

Four years since BBC North moved to MediaCityUK, the man who led the project reflects on the progress so far.

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