Creative Corner: Media round-up

A round-up of stories involving creative, digital and media organisations from across the North West. This week: Northern Monkey Creative Media, Brazen, Tunafish Media and more.


Northern Monkey Creative Media (pictured) has set its sights on recruiting additional staff and expanding its services in the coming year after celebrating its tenth anniversary. The business recently moved to new offices at St Georges Park in the Lancashire town of Kirkham.monkey article

A Huyton-based entrepreneur involved in Liverpool business accelerator Spark Up, set up by the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, has developed a series of mobile apps to help schools communicate with parents. Kevin Clayton, who launched in 2014, designed his first app for St Anne’s Catholic Primary School but has now created apps for ten more schools across Merseyside while a further 20 schools have since signed up.

The World Summit on Media for Children Foundation has chosen Manchester as host city for its next world summit in December 2017. More than 1,500 delegates from around the world are expected to descend on Manchester for the 8th World Summit on Media for Children, with Marketing Manchester and Conference Partners creating the successful bid and BBC Children lined up as lead content partner.

Restaurant brand Harvester has hired Manchester-based PR agency Brazen to launch a national campaign promoting family dining. Brazen plans to support Harvester’s new Feel Good Dining campaign, which is fronted by This Morning’s Sue Atkins, by implementing a number of traditional PR tactics.

A new app that gives players the chance to experience life running a backstreet pub or high-street bar has been launched by Congleton-based entrepreneur Paul Austen. The Pub Landlord, which is available on the App Store, enables users to select stock levels, hire staff and run events.

Manchester-based animation studio RealtimeUK has embarked on a major documentary series project for Sky channel Yesterday. The business has joined forces with production company Impossible Factual and Canada-based Saloon Media to create the six-part documentary series Mummies Alive.

TunafishMedia has teamed up with the Oldham Education and Skills Commission to work on GROW Oldham, a content marketing campaign aimed at engaging with young people and understanding their aspirations for the town. The Manchester-based media production and digital marketing agency’s campaign will include a series of filmed interviews, animations, a website and social media activity.

Sale-based One Marketing Communications has been selected by Ellis Furniture to reposition its student accommodation offering. Ellis Furniture makes furniture for a variety of residential and contact clients, including universities, hotels, hospitals and care homes.

Manchester-based digital marketing consultant Rob Illidge has launched a digital consultancy that seeks to bring together the city’s freelance community to help businesses expand. Elrelo has already secured accounts with brands including B2B marketing agency BDB, Melanoma UK, MANFLU, Mumkind, Uvistat and Dalivit.

Origin Creative has used super slow motion film techniques in a multimedia national advertising campaign for Superdrug. The Manchester-based creative agency commissioned Hollywood director Chris Cottam and Chief Productions to support it in producing a series of commercials shot on location at the Bolton Superdrug store and in typical customers’ homes.

Eclipse Creative Consultants, which is based in Chester, is celebrating its 25th birthday. Full-service marketing agency Eclipse offers a range of services to clients including web design and build, advertising, graphic design, PR and social media.

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Richard Frost

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