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Will Channel 4’s move to Leeds change the region’s PR landscape as well as its TV?

Will Channel 4's migration up the M1 deliver opportunities specifically in the PR sector by allowing more regional voices to be seen and heard? We take a look at at exactly what Channel 4 is offering the region's PR and communications sector.

The announcement that Channel 4 is to make Leeds its new home has rightfully been met with huge enthusiasm across the region. Within a week there were further announcements that a raft of independent production companies, that wouldn’t normally be seen outside Shoreditch or Salford, would also...

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Posted on Wed 21st Nov, 2018 in: Industry Comment, Influence, Public Relations by Tim Downs

Aberfield is All In. Leeds

Aberfield talks All In. Leeds. A collaboration of agencies, sparked by the Leeds' bid to become the new home of Channel 4 outside London.

The pitch process for Channel 4’s new home has been whittled down to the final three cities; Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. Manchester has BBC. It also has ITV. Leeds wants Channel 4. To make this happen, we’ve joined up with All In. Leeds, a collaboration of over 50 Leeds-based ag...

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Posted on Fri 14th Sep, 2018 in: Industry Comment, Influence by Chloe Matthbury

How do we make sure tech companies are doing enough to tackle fake news?

Social media tech companies are finally beginning to step up in the fight against fake news. But how do we make sure they are doing enough to combat its spread? We take a look at a couple of possible solutions.

Social media tech companies are finally beginning to step up in the fight against fake news.Last week saw the likes of Facebook, Youtube, Apple and Spotify remove content by American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars brand. It’s the latest, and one of the most significant develo...

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Posted on Mon 13th Aug, 2018 in: Advice, Influence, Public Relations, Social Media by Tim Downs

Southgate’s communication revolution creates an England United

Whether or not England's 2018 World Cup campaign ends in glory or disappointment, the manager's positive media management will have a long-lasting impact

England’s progress through the FIFA World Cup has had the country buzzing, but for those of us in communications the transformation off the field has been just as impressive as the transformation on it. In particular, the changes Gareth Southgate has made to how the England squad deals with t...

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Posted on Wed 11th Jul, 2018 in: Influence by Phil Reed

Mindful Employer conference

One of the services we provide at Aberfield is full events support. Here's a look at our recent events work for Leeds-based mental health charity Leeds Mind, attended by 150 HR managers, business owners and line managers in the city.

We recently worked with Leeds Mind to organise a conference for its Mindful Employer initiative aimed at employers across Leeds, helping them to support their employees and achieve sustainable mental health and wellbeing at work practices. The bi-annual event was held at Cloth Hall Court, a dedicat...

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Posted on Mon 9th Jul, 2018 in: Events, Influence, Planning by Chloe Matthbury

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