Bristol Media has announced the launch of its new, super-glossy, 250 page creative guide – ‘0117 Made In Bristol’ – which celebrates Bristol’s range of media and creative talent from the digital media specialists and designers, to film makers, a
0117 is the first annual publication of its kind in the UK and will be officially launched and showcased at the Bristol Media Christmas Party on the 4 December, taking place at the Paintworks. This festive event will bring together 350 of the region’s top creative talents in the region.
Bristol Media, the organisation that provides news, events, job information and business networking for the local creative industry and media, has grown over the last 18 months to become one of the city’s biggest professional networks.
With more than 3000 members from over 1400 businesses, the industries range from the biggest media and creative companies such as the BBC, Aardman, some of the UK’s leading digital and marketing agencies, to start up design companies and aspiring student talent.
Bristol Media, chief executive, Mike Bennett, said: “There is an amazing buzz about Bristol at the moment and this is supported by the sheer variety and depth of stunning work being created here. There are so many new creative businesses and initiatives, which we need to promote and tell the world about, hence the ‘Made In Bristol’ strap line and the reason why 0117 came about.
“It’s taken nearly two years to get off the ground primarily because we’ve been working hard to deliver something really special that showcases just a slice of the city’s creative talent."
Bristol Media, which has been supported by Bristol City Council and the Regional Development Agency, and the Watershed throughout the project, will be distributing thousands of copies regionally, nationally and internationally, to all the major brands, marketing directors and TV commissioners, as well as leading media businesses across the country.
Mike Bennett added: “We want it to have a real impact on the creative industry here by help individual companies win more new work and helping attract more creative and innovative people to come and pursue successful careers in Bristol.”
The first edition includes in depth features of over 30 of the city’s leading creative companies and entrepreneurs. One is Carol Whitworth. She founded and runs the award winning design agency, Home in Lawrence Hill, which has an annual turnover of £1.5m.
Whitworth said: “I am delighted to appear in 0117 and I hope it’s a great success for us and all the other people included.
“We’ve waited a long time for something like this to appear. Bristol isn’t just about Wallace and Gromit, there’s a lot more creativity here than meets the eye and 0117 will show that to an international audience.”