Interview with Martin Cozens, Managing Director of Banc Digital – Marketing in the Time of Covid-19

Our latest Marketing in the time of COVID-19 series is an interview with Martin Cozens, Managing Director of Banc Digital, a digital marketing agency based in Old Trafford, Manchester. Over the past decade, Banc Digital have grown from a team of two huddled in the corner of another business’ office to a thriving agency of 30+ specialising in web dev, organic search, paid search and content creation. Banc Digital work across a broad range of B2B and B2C industries, helping small businesses grow their web presence and large multinationals maximise…

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UN Women launches new UK chapter of advertising alliance to fight gender-based stereotypes in the industry

Convened by UN Women, the United Nations entity for women’s empowerment, a new advertising coalition to tackle harmful stereotypes in UK advertising and media content launches today. The initiative will focus on encouraging diverse, inclusive and non-stereotypical representations of marginalised groups, initially focusing on the experiences of women of colour. The Unstereotype Alliance, a thought and action platform, launches its UK National Chapter with a core group of 28 leading UK advertisers and creative agencies, with the objective of securing commitments from over 100 brands. Ingrained inequalities in the UK…

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LCRF receives £12m cash boost for ‘game-changing’ coronavirus fund

A fund which helps charities cope with the impact of coronavirus has received a £12 million cash boost – as one organisation to benefit hailed the ‘game-changing’ support it offers. City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, has pledged £5 million to the London Community Response Fund (LCRF), which is helping organisations keep providing vital services through the pandemic. Meanwhile, the fund, which has helped almost 1,000 organisations across the capital since being set up by City Bridge Trust in March, has been awarded a further £7…

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New £92million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage launches

The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is providing £92m with grants from £10,000 up to £3m available for heritage organisations in England. Funds will be distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). “For many heritage organisations this funding will be the lifeline they have been waiting for and I urge them to apply as soon as possible.”  Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund,…

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Signs of wasted food in UK homes increasing as lockdown eases WRAP warns

The easing of lockdown measures could see increased levels of wasted food in the UK, warns WRAP. Research conducted in June 2020 shows that although people have found ways to manage their food better, self-reported waste has increased by 30% compared to the early stages of lockdown. While concerns about going to the shops and running out of food motivated people to waste less in April, those motivations are weakening with restrictions lifting. Combined with the added time pressures of some ‘normal’ life resuming, such as more people returning to…

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