Author Archives: Chris Thurling
After a short Summer hiatus, the Digital blog from Bristol returns!
What better way to kick off our next installment of digital life from the ‘creative capital of SW England’ than to tell you about the launch of Bristol’s Creative Directors’ Network (CDN), set up by yours truly at 3Sixty and those creative types at Bristol Media (http://www.bristolmedia.co.uk/).
Hats off to Justin Staple who has just launched a fantastic new website showcasing Bristol’s street artists www.bristol-street-art.co.uk
If you’ve got a spare 5 minutes I thoroughly recommend you take a look. Justin’s done a great job – the Google maps integration is a particularly nice touch.
Jo, Iwein and I, plus 897 other people crammed in to the Wills Memorial Building at the University of Bristol last night for a Bristol Festival of Ideas lecture on The Shifting Global Economy by Will Hutton—or, as he put it, “How did we get in this mess and how are we going to get out?”
Why are there a disproportionate numbers of agencies based in London?
Probably part of the answer is the same explanation as to why there were so many cotton mills in Manchester – geography. The cotton mills were near raw materials. London agencies are near to an unrivalled (in Europe) array of production resources.