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Hits Radio Launches in Manchester

Today sees the launch of Hits Radio, the first major commercial digital radio station to broadcast out of Manchester. The new station kicked off this morning with the breakfast show hosted by Gemma Atkinson, Gethin Jones and ‘Comedy Dave Vitty’.

Hits Radio is the reincarnation of Key 103, the heritage FM station for Manchester. It will incorporate Bauer’s other much-loved local heritage brands, including Nottingham’s Gem, Newcastle’s Metro and …

  • Posted: June 4, 2018

TCS attends Kinetic Academy Training Day

Yesterday Patricia and I attended Kinetic Academy: a full day of events introducing new starters in the media industry to the world of Out of Home advertising.

The day began with a brief introduction to Kinetic. This touched on its position in the OOH market and all its various specialist business units – including TCS’s OOH partner Zone.

We then discussed the strengths of OOH as a channel. This included …

  • Posted: June 1, 2018

TCS Attends Mintel’s Data Privacy Briefing

With GDPR coming into force this Friday, Mintel hosted a ‘Bitesize Briefing’ on consumer attitudes towards data sharing and privacy.

Matt King, Mintel’s Category Director for Tech and Media, spoke about the conflict between consumers’ desire for services built on data sharing and their underlying concerns about privacy and security. Unsurprisingly, marketers often struggle to find the right balance between the two.

Many consumers don’t fully understand how their data is being …

  • Posted: May 22, 2018

Royal Wedding Tops 2018 TV Viewing Figures

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding was the biggest TV event of the year thus far, with 13.1 million people watching on the BBC and 3.6 million on ITV.

The level of exposure was remarkable both domestically and globally, and a major coup for the performers involved. The cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who played a frankly astonishing set including Ave Maria, saw his album rise …

  • Posted: May 21, 2018

TCS enjoys 100% pass rate for the IPA’s Foundation Certificate

Congratulations to David Baxter, Patricia Hytonen, Candice King, Dominic Draper & Rayhan Uddin who all passed this year’s IPA Foundation Certificate.

This is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates our continuing commitment to learning for all our employees, as well as our support of the IPA’s CPD programme.

Well done to all five candidates who worked hard to achieve this success.

David Price
Managing Director

  • Posted: May 10, 2018

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