Wednesday, 6 February 2008

ACME News Update

Welcome to the latest edition of the ACME News Service. Please follow the links to read more about a particular feature.

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HaveYouGotTheNerve Need Your TV Ideas
At the end of 2005 Liverpool based, Mark Bowness, created a business called Tribewanted, the project was launched and was in media around the world.

Business Workshops: Do You Wish for Business Growth this Year?
Give your business a kick-start for 2008. BusinessLiverpool and the International Centre for Digital Content (ICDC) combine to bring you a brilliant series of business workshops that will help you make 2008 the year of growth for your business.

New Culture Media and Sport Secretary
Andy Burnham was made Culture, Media and Sport Secretary in January 2008. Andy served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury from June 2007, as part of Gordon Brown's first Cabinet.

Free Business Advice
Merseyside ICT is to provide free marketing advice to its 700 member companies to further support and develop the regions' information and communications technology industry.

The Jamm Factory Launch New Services for Musicians
The Jamm Factory have extended their services for musicians. These now include:Studio Recordings Graphic design - all your logo‚ poster and promotional needsWebsite hosting and managementMyspace & Facebook Design and Management.

Skillset: Free Production Crew...
Skillset accredited Media, Writing and Production course at The University of Bolton has focused, motivated, industry savvy students who are looking for production placements starting now until May 2008.

City's New PR Head on Six-Month Contract
Liverpool City Council have appointed a new senior "spin doctor".Jon Brown, managing director of Factory Communications, is now also interim director of communications on a part-time basis for six months.

Merseyside Innovation Awards - 2008
January sees the launch of this year's Merseyside Innovation Awards. The Awards recognise, reward and encourage the use of innovation as a means of boosting growth and profitability on Merseyside.

Double Pitch Win for Uniform
Design Consultancy Uniform is delighted to announce two recent pitch wins. The first, a competitive pitch for FACT Liverpool, to design and produce an architectural design guide for architects, planners and health professionals developing new health centre buildings across Liverpool.

Exclusive Design Studio Desk Spaces for Hire
Product design consultancy Jab Design is offering a small number of serviced, flexible desk spaces for hire in its attractive studio in waterfront/central Liverpool.

Become an Amplifi Ambassedor
What is Amplifi?Amplifi is programme for young people on Merseyside to gain new skills and experience through training, work placements and career development within the Creative Industries.

Think PR Need Musicians and Bands
Calling all local bands, DJs and music producers, Think Publicity a leading PR and marketing agency, needs your help.

Hope Street LTD: Performing Artists Wanted
Hope Street would like to increase the amount of arts/organisational activity that goes on in and around the the 08 Roadshow Bus.

Want to Make The Most of London 2012 Opportunities?
Northwest companies have the opportunity to access new business that will be created from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; leading up to, during and after this prestigious event.

The Design Show Liverpool: Call For Exhibitors
Design Show Liverpool will run from 19-22 June 2008, and is set to be the most exciting design event the northwest has ever seen.

'Business Start Up Bursary Scheme
Due to the success of the Business Start Up Bursary Scheme run by the School of Art and Design at John Moores University, a new round of bursaries are now available.

Mocha and Sparkle Media Receive Unanimous National Praise for 'Liverpool: The Musical' Short Films
Mocha TV and Sparkle Media worked in close collaboration with Liverpool: The Musical's directors and production team to produce 90 minutes of film for the opening events for Liverpool's European Capital of Culture celebrations and the launch event for the new Echo Arena.

Design Agency Spreads Word About Holocaust Exhibition
Merseyside design agency Bolland & Lowe has been helping promote an international festival in Liverpool, Anne Frank + You.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation: New Funding Approach
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new funding approach.The majority of their funding will now be channelled through the Main Fund which will be an open, less prescriptive way of working, through which they will listen to ideas.

Featured Business: Tribewanted
Mark Bowness is the man behind the idea for Tribewanted. Tribewanted is a unique community tourism project that is simultaneously based on Vorovoro Island, Fiji and online.

Graduate Recruitment Event - February 28th 2008
Merseyside Acme will have a stand at February's Graduate Recruitment Event and would like to invite Merseyside's creative professionals to join us.

Design Initiative: Make Me 2007
Design Initiative and Inner City Living are delighted to bring you Make Me 2007, a series of unique retail opportunities and showcasing events featuring the best of contemporary design from the North West region.

i-start 1st Anniversary Event
Thursday 29th November 2007 "Whose Identity is it Anyway?".i-start is a network event for digital media businesses, budding entrepreneurs and graduates.

Sparkle 07: Mersey Jewellers and Metal Artists Network
mjman in collaboration with Design Initiative presents a stunning selling show of highly individual jewellery, accessories and art created by the best designer makers on Merseyside.

CreativeEntrepreneurs: Thursday 7th February
The Liverpool Centre for Arts Development in partnership with Blackburne House is offering the CreativeEntrepreneurs course to help Merseyside people gain the practical business skills to set up as a self-employed entrepreneur in the fast-growing arts and cultural sector.

Welcome to the latest edition of the ACME News Service. Please follow the links to read more about a particular feature.

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