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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 Dani Briers, managing director of PHD Manchester. He argues that the use of gamification techniques in the modern office is an effective way of attracting and retaining staff.

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 Ashley Byrne, chair of the RIG Nations & Regions Committee and creative director of Made in Manchester. Amid the publicity surrounding the BBC's devolution away from the capital, he says the impact on the independent radio sector has been shockingly low.

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 Howard Simms, co-founder and director of mobile app developer Apadmi. With 90 per cent of apps abandoned within the first year, he argues that too many companies are building apps simply for the sake of it - and without thinking about who it's actually for.

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 Chris Brereton, sportswriter at Trinity Mirror Sport Media. He lifts the lid on his role in ghostwriting 'Second Wind', Jimmy White's new and controversial autobiography that is released today.

This week's Points North is edited by Leigh Purves, associate director at Good Relations. She argues that the time has come for greater age and gender equality in our TV newsrooms.

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 Andrew Daniels, managing director of Degree 53. He explains why he has changed his mind about the point of wearable technology.

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 Chris Thorpe, founder of I Can Make and the former CTO of Mind Candy, who will be speaking at Beyond The Screen, Beyond Social: What’s Next for Media and Marketing? on November 26. He asks what the advent of 3D printing means for brands.

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 Sinead Rocks, who was recently confirmed as the new controller of BBC Learning. She explains why the corporation's educational department is taking a more central and explicit role in its output.

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 Glen Conybeare, chief commercial officer at digital marketing agency, Stickyeyes. With the recent news that Google has been awarded a patent to link internet devices with television listings, he wonders what implications this has for broadcasters and content creators in the North.

In the wake of the galvanising if unsuccessful campaign for Scottish independence, Michael Taylor, co-founder of Discuss and chairman of business lobbying group Downtown Manchester, asks what kind of North we want now.

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