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Premier League Predictor

BBC Sport Predictor returns for the Premier League

12th August, 2016

We’ve been missing football fever here at mN since Euro 2016 ended last month, but luckily for us the Premier League season is about to start! We’re really excited about this and not just to support our favourite team…

The response to our Euro 2016 Predictor was overwhelming and because of its success we are very happy to announce we’ve worked once again with BBC Sport, this time to produce a Premier League Predictor.

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In conversation with Design Manchester: partnerships & DM16

10th August, 2016

“Design thinking is the key to making the best of the emerging digital world”

As an official supporter of DM 16, we’re excited to see that this year’s festival is going to be bigger and better than ever. In the months running up to DM 16 (12-23rd October), we’ll be sharing a series of articles sharing the story behind the festival.

In our first piece the Design Manchester team discussed the impact of Brexit on the creative industries and the steps that need to be taken to ensure we continue to innovate and grow.

In the second part of our series, we chat to them about the importance of collaboration and partnerships for Design Manchester and this year’s festival.

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In conversation with Design Manchester: Brexit & the creative industries

28th July, 2016

“Now is the time to do something.”

Malcolm Garrett, Design Manchester co-founder and creative director at Images&Co, could be talking about a new city-wide initiative here, but he’s not. He’s talking about the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Malcolm reflected on the result in a chat with us, and he had plenty to say. 

“You’ll have seen that I wrote a tweet immediately saying that now is the time more than ever for creative industries to actually stand up and do something,” he says. “It’s all our responsibility. That has been the most re-tweeted of our tweets so we know there is an appetite for the creative industries in Manchester, or the followers of Design Manchester because let’s not forget Design Manchester was always about balancing the UK. It’s as important to London as it is to Manchester and the North.”

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Kicking off Euro 2016 with the BBC Sport Predictor

7th June, 2016

This week, we’re dusting off our flags ready for the first game of Euro 2016.

The mN team are extra excited this year because the tournament is kicking off with the launch of a new product we’ve delivered for BBC Sport. Go team!

Predictor is a new game available on the BBC Sport website and app that invites players to predict match results throughout the month long tournament.

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ShakespeareMe launches!

13th April, 2016

Back in January, as celebrations around the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death were being announced, you may have spotted a couple of rumblings in the press about a project we’ve been working on with BBC Learning. Headlines including ‘BBC Enlists Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Emojis’ from The Telegraph hinted at the role of our project in the BBC’s Shakespeare Festival. According to Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, they have “never done anything as daring, as adventurous, as [they’re] doing now” for the Shakespeare Festival. Exciting times.

We are proud to announce that as of this week, the project – ShakespeareMe - has gone live! ShakespeareMe is a web-app, concepted, designed & built by us, that celebrates the language and emotions within Shakespeare’s work in a playful, personalised way.

The web-app – which is available at – uses emojis to connect Shakespeare with new audiences, and invites them to explore and share the Bard’s work. With ShakespeareMe now launched and being played with by lots of people including BBC Radio 1’s Greg James, now seems like the perfect time to share the story behind the project.