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Brahm launches SH! Awards in memory of young designer
In memory of designer Stuart Hocknell, who died of meningitis at just 28 years of age, marketing communications agency Brahm is launching its call to entry for Yorkshire’s top creative student awards, The Sh! Awards, for the sixth year running.
The awards, which have been specially designed for young creative talent in Yorkshire, provide the opportunity for design, digital and advertising students to be judged by some of the most influential industry names in the region.
Finalists will be interviewed by a judging panel made up of some of the leading creative and design heads from agencies in the north of England including; An Agency called England, B&W Studio, Brahm, Cool Pink, Elmwood, Iris Associates and Sense Internet. Brahm will be hosting the awards ceremony at their offices in Leeds on 19th June, when the finalists work will be on show to the general public and the prize winners will be announced.
It is hoped that the event will raise much needed funds for the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Entry details and further information can be found online at www.brahm.com/sh. There is no charge for entry to the awards - the deadline for entries is Friday 30 May. For further information email@example.com.
PR Coup as great northern sun makes an early appearance
Manchester’s weather is notoriously fickle, so when the Tangerine team announced the launch of Quiksilver’s new flagship store at Trafford’s Chill Factore would involve a beach party in early May, we couldn’t help but admire their optimism.
However the sunshine had its hat on and The Drum sported a fetching pair of shorts (not pictured) as Quiksilver welcomed guests, Shipwrecked and Hollyoaks stars and some of the UK’s top surfers.
The event featured a BBQ, alcohol, a surf simulator as the firm promoted its 35th store opening, a new summer range and sister brand Roxy.
Herman Semmelmann, retail manager for Quiksilver UK said: “The launch of our new Manchester Chill Factore store was a blazing success – in fact it was hotter than Bondi beach.”