bmedi@ is holding a re-branding competition

Over at bmedi@, where I am a director, they are holding a Rebrand Competition.
How good are you with words and pictures? Enter the competition and you can bask in the glow of creating a new brand for bmedi@!
bmedi@ is eight years old. Since it was launched as a thriving network of media and digital-related companies and professionals, the company has evolved beyond its original Bradford remit.
Today it has members from across West Yorkshire and beyond and has emerged as a network operating across the North of England.
With this in mind, and to maintain bmedi@’s success to date, the company is seeking to re-brand with a new name that reflects its diverse member network and its vision for the region.
In the spirit of bmedi@’s collaborative remit with its members and, with the current interest in social networks, they are throwing open the re-naming and re-branding of the network to competition – the winner will receive prominent credits on the bmedi@ website and all promotional materials, including press coverage. They will even throw in a new iPhone.
Criteria for entries:

  • The new brand and name should reflect the collaborative nature of the bmedi@ network of creative and digital professionals.
  • Its remit for sharing ideas and best practice in the creative, digital and media sector.
  • The “northern” nature of the network.
  • Our values of community, co-operation, optimism and openness
  • Be web proof with an appropriate URL

To enter simply send us your new name and brand in the form of a graphic logo (as a jpeg, pdf, etc) and you could win a new iPhone. Those entries short listed by the judges will be published on the bmedi@ website and members and non-members will be invited to vote on the winning entry.
Send your entry to Entries will close on July 31, 2008.

DISCLAIMER: The new logo and name will be secured under a Creative Commons Share-Alike License


Want to work for a top agency?

GREEN Communications is recruiting again. This time we are looking for an Account Director or highly talented Senior Account Manager with a sound knowledge of the consumer, lifestyle and business sectors to join our highly motivated team.
You will need to hit the ground running and have a passion for creative media relations, a desire to deliver outstanding coverage for your clients, the ability to think on your feet and manage an executive team.
The ideal candidate will need a broad spread of media contacts across consumer, lifestyle and business within the broadcast, national press, consumer press, online as well as freelancers. An interest in social media is also desired.
The work you will be required to undertake will have a broad consumer focus and will include working as part of a team to help implement high profile campaign activity. You will need to be a hot shot communicator and demonstrate your media knowledge to ensure you stay ahead at this agency.
Further information visit call Ian Green on 0845 4503210. Send CVs with covering letter to Ian at Green Communications, Wakefield Media Centre, 19 King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SQ or email:


We are doing OpenCoffee again!

Following the success of our first OpenCoffee event held in May, bmedi@ we are running another event on Thursday 19th June 2008.
The emphasis of OpenCoffee is very much on the internet and new media industries. These free events are informal and see a range of technology entrepreneurs, designers, bloggers, developers, geeks, investors and anyone else who's interested in digital media and technology exchanging ideas and striking up relationships that would otherwise never have flourished.
The philosophy of OpenCoffee is very much of an Open House of ideas and people.
OpenCoffee Bradford, is being sponsored by (WOW Hub) and the YoYo Bar & Restaurant.
Bradford's second OpenCoffee event will take place on Thursday 19th June at YoYo's Bar & Restaurant (Shipley) from 10am to midday.
The event is open to anyone who is interested in the region's digital, creative and new media industries. You're welcome to enjoy the coffee, the cakes and the company :- ) To book a place just e-mail We look forward to networking with you. You can also register at upcoming

Back in the saddle

Have been too busy to write recently. What with work, family and travel. Normal service will resume shortly...