The Landing’s former partnership director has set up her own consultancy within digital enterprise hub she helped create at MediaCityUK. Ann Darby had been a key member of The Landing’s senior management team since its inception in 2012. As strategic partnerships director, her primary role was to support The Landing’s 100+ tenant companies and freelancers, […]
MediaCityUK-based production company Shine North is producing a new online campaign for Jaguar starring Idris Elba. The videos will document Elba's 750-mile journey from London to Berlin in the new Jaguar XE.
The Landing, MediaCityUK’s digital enterprise hub, has added analogue testing facilities at its SPACE Interactive Media Labs following the installation of traditional copper connectivity to add to its existing dedicated fibre footprint. The SPACE Labs are some of the most sophisticated user-experience (UX) facilities in the UK. This install is in response to an increasing […]
BBC Future Media has launched a recruitment drive for a "wide variety of roles" as it announced it will be showing off its work at an open evening in December. The department already has almost 500 technologists developing BBC Online in MediaCityUK and has plans to grow in 2015.
SIS, which is based in the Blue Tower at MediaCityUK, has appointed David Johnson as its head of digital rights. He joins the sports data and content provider from Perform Group as SIS plans to secure key partnerships in sport and to develop new products online. “I’m thrilled to be joining SIS at such an exciting time in the […]
The Landing unveiled its new website today, designed by Cheshire agency, Vibe. Based in the Blue Tower at MediaCityUK, it appointed Vibe following a competitive pitch in April. The brief was to develop a “contemporary website that is accessible via multiple devices, showcasing the Landing’s diverse event space and hot-desk facilities as well as celebrating […]
Carbon Digital at The Landing, has produced a trailer for Red Kite Games’ new title, Firefly Runner. The Huddersfield developer will be donating 15% of all revenue to two video game charities. “We were delighted to work alongside Simon Iwaniszak and Andy Payne to help support two amazing charities,” said managing director Sue McHugh. “Paul, (husband and co-director […]
Online publishing and events company GovToday is aiming to increase staff levels to 80 by the end of next year after securing a cash injection of £500,000, its third significant investment in 18 months. The MediaCityUK-based company, which delivers government policy news and opinion through its online portal as well as a programme of public sector-focused […]
Analytics start-up Formisimo has announced plans to increase headcount at its MediaCityUK base to 14 after winning £350,000 in venture capital investment from a syndicate led by The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. Formisimo measures and analyses consumer behaviour in online checkouts and forms and has acquired 1,000 customers since launching last May. Brands already […]