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A new project for the BBC’s 2016 Shakespeare Festival

8th February, 2016

We have some very exciting news!

This year, as part of the 2016 Shakespeare Festival that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we’ll be launching a brand new digital project with the BBC.

Our appointment came about through an open call from BBC Learning that saw around 60 creative responses submitted. We were delighted when we were shortlisted to pitch our idea and even more delighted when our concept was selected as the successful project. 

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mN hire Juice Academy social media intern

5th January, 2016

To kick off the new year, we’re excited to announce that we have a fresh face in the mN studio: our brand new social media intern, Amy.

First though, a bit of background:

At the end of 2015, we headed over to The Juice Academy determined to discover some fresh social media talent. Primarily introduced as an apprenticeship programme, Juice Academy creators, Tangerine PR, now seek to provide opportunities for recent graduates to get a foot in the door of the digital industry through paid practical experience in a digital working environment.

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magneticNorth celebrate fifteenth anniversary with UTC@MediaCityUK

17th December, 2015

This year… we’re fifteen!

Over our lifetime, we have seen unimaginable change in the tech sector and in the kind of work we create. Since 2000, we have evolved continuously in order to achieve our ambitions of creating a world-class digital portfolio, with creativity and technology always sitting at the heart of what we do.

So, we decided to celebrate our birthday by looking to the future of the digital industries. And what better way than by looking to the generation of talent who are also celebrating their fifteenth birthdays, to the people who have spent their ENTIRE life with the Internet and for whom digital devices are an everyday occurrence?

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Malcolm, Kasper & Design Manchester

17th December, 2015

Design Manchester is an ‘originative week-long festival celebrating creativity, collaboration and inclusivity in art, design, film and music’. The theme for this year’s festival, ‘the how, the what and the why’, brought together a rich programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions, screenings and debates, with a full weekend celebrating the love of print with the Manchester Print Festival at the People’s History Museum.

Two of the key players behind Design Manchester, Malcolm Garrett & Kasper De Graaf, were kind enough to share some thoughts with us…

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‘Archive Explorer’ launches at M&S Company Archive

26th November, 2015

Over the last few months, we’ve been working with Marks & Spencer on a new project for their exhibition in Leeds. To help them share the collection’s highlights with visitors, we created ‘Archive Explorer’, an interactive digital display that celebrates the stories behind each item in the archive. We are delighted to announce, it’s now live! Now where’s that bottle of M&S champagne..?