Posts tagged ‘Creative Sector’

The Big Debate: Opening Up

I’m a little slower to post my thoughts after the Big Debate than the excellent analysis and follow ups from the likes of Dave Harte and Paul Bradshaw or the instant (and spot on) post from Andrew Brightwell. That’s what comes of being a corporate comms type, wanting to have your thoughts structured and every dot and comma in their perfect place.

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Continue Reading November 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

Why the Creative Industries Matter to Birmingham

The Creative Birmingham Partnership Board – which brings together public agencies supporting the creative industries and private sector representatives – commissioned its second baseline study of Birmingham’s creative economy in May. The report, undertaken by BOP Consulting and funded by Birmingham City Council, is close to completion.

Continue Reading October 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

The Big Debate

Urban managing director, Kevin Johnson, has penned his first ‘official’ blog for the Birmingham Post ahead of the Big Debate on 2nd November 2009.  Please click here for Kevin’s musings on the current state of our region’s creative industry.

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September 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Welcome to the Revolution

Still having doubts on the impact of social media? Watch this short video clip below and the statistics will hopefully convince you of a major shift in how people are now consuming the media.

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September 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Official Blogger for the Big Debate

Urban director, Kevin Johnson, has been invited to be one of the official bloggers for the Birmingham Big Debate. We’ll carry his posts on this website too.

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September 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Hollywood copycat or just imitation flattery

Jane Fonda has recently hit the headlines for her website’s uncanny similarity to that of Delete’s, a leading UK digital creative agency.  The coincidences in the website’s design features include site images, backgrounds and button styles.  There is no suggestion that the Monster-In-Law star has done anything illegal, but it certainly raises some vital concerns around how protected online creative work is as the world that we know slowly migrates online.

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August 4, 2009 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

Digital Britain

The final Digital Britain report was published earlier this month by Lord Carter, the Communications Minister, outlining the government’s vision to secure the UK’s position at the forefront of the global digital economy.  The report contains actions and recommendations to ensure first rate digital and communications infrastructure to promote and protect talent and innovation in our creative industries, to modernise TV and radio frameworks, and support local news.  It also introduces policies to maximise the social and economic benefits from digital technologies.  To find out how this report will affect different sectors within the media, please click on the image below.

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June 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

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