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  • TIGA and BIMA Call for Tax Relief Scheme for the creative industry

    Posted by bridget.beale on October 27, 2014 // 1 Comment
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    We’ve joined forces with TIGA, the trade body for games developers and digital publishers, to call on the government to launch a training tax relief scheme for small to medium size businesses in the creative industries.
    We believe the launch of a pilot SME Training Tax Relief (TTR) scheme to promote skills, training, and productivity is
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  • Skills gap – meeting with the Schools Minister

    Posted by bridget.beale on July 8, 2014 // No Comments
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    BIMA attended a round table with the Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, on Monday to discuss the skills gap and raise our views on how Government can help tackle the issue. The discussion covered a lot of ground with our 3 key points being:
    1.    Careers advice: our research shows that
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  • SXSW re-run x2

    Posted by bridget.beale on March 25, 2014 // 1 Comment
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    Missed SXSW 2014? Our Executive member Gareth Jones (DigitasLBi) was there and he’s put together this re-run of key trends and insider advice for newbies and old-hands alike.

    Gareth says: It’s become something of a cliché to talk about the disruptive power of technology, but this doesn’t make it any less of a truism. And
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  • SXSW re-cap: breakfast briefing take outs

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    With Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the bill for SXSW 2014, privacy and internet freedom were always going to be high on the agenda. Gareth James (Chief Creative Officer at TMW), who spoke first at our breakfast briefing last week, distilled this by saying that SXSW 2014 had a more serious
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  • Data-driven design: breakfast briefing take outs

    Posted by bridget.beale on February 24, 2014 // No Comments
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    “It’s not about big data, it’s about big questions” was the message from Alex Loveless to a capacity crowd at our first breakfast briefing of 2014 last week. Alex (Head of Data at DigitasLBi) went on to say that the real value of data lies in the analysis and strategy that sits on top of
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  • BIMA appoints first Managing Director

    Posted by bridget.beale on January 22, 2014 // No Comments
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    I’m delighted to share the news that I’ve been appointed as the new Managing Director of BIMA, the organisation’s first MD in its 30-year heritage.
    This comes at an exciting time for BIMA and for the industry. UK digital leads the world and BIMA has been there since the beginning, with our members looking to
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  • Top tips for 2014 from BIMA Award winners

    Posted by bridget.beale on January 20, 2014 // No Comments
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    We’ve asked BIMA Award-winning digital leaders from the likes of AKQA, Channel 4, TH_NK, M&C Saatchi, Grand Visual, WCRS and AMV BBDO to share their insights for the year ahead. Key themes to emerge include the changing nature of client-agency relationships, personalised storytelling and targeted distribution.
    Geoff Northcote, General Manager for Business Invention at AKQA, suggests
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  • Going agile: benefits & challenges

    Posted by bridget.beale on December 12, 2013 // No Comments
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    Waterfall vs agile. Scrum masters, sprints and backlogs. Whether these are familiar concepts or uncharted territory, there were learning points for everyone at our evening masterclass on ‘Going Agile’ last week.

  • Creative competition – BIMA Awards 2014 campaign

    Posted by bridget.beale on October 25, 2013 // No Comments
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    Come up with an idea for the BIMA Awards advertising campaign for 2014, send it to us by Friday 29 November and if we pick your concept to develop into our campaign you’ll win a prize package that confers instant profile and prestige across the industry, not to mention free drinks and party invitations. Check
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  • New Chair for BIMA – welcome to Adam Graham & thanks to Justin Cooke

    Posted by bridget.beale on October 4, 2013 // No Comments
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    We’re delighted to announce that Adam Graham, CEO of Weapon7, was last night appointed as the new chair of BIMA. Adam takes up the chairmanship as Justin Cooke steps down after four and a half years leading BIMA. Jen Topping, Business Manager at Soho Productions, Microsoft Studios, was also confirmed as Vice Chair.
    The appointments were
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