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7 Positive Steps to Successful Creative Content Marketing

Marketing for Creatives Digital exports are a major growth point for the creative industries. A Creative Industries Federation report estimated that they were worth £46bn in 2016, a figure which is probably considerably higher in 2020, despite Covid-19.  In addition,the … Continue reading

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7 Positive Steps to Improving Creative Distribution

Distribution Will Covid and the new mass use of digital networks change content distribution for UK creatives.? Traditionally, distribution systems were dominated by the few big players in the creative industries. From major integrated studio networks in film, television and … Continue reading

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5 Positive Steps to Increasing Creative Content Development

The Lockdown during the Covid crisis has produced an explosion of creativity not only in the UK,  but also globally. This has ranged from performers in their own homes e.g. One World Together to Grayson Perry’s Art Club and innumerable … Continue reading

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Money for Creatives: Part 1 – Where to find the Information?

As part of BCre8ive’s work on developing support for creatives in the UK this is the first in a new series of blogs  linked to our series on local creative cluster development. In an online world,  with digital connectivity a … Continue reading

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How to Support Creatives?

In this third blog of the series on developing local creative micro-companies and freelancers we look at the various existing resources available to support creatives and what needs to be created to improve the situation. Why is this so important? … Continue reading

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Finding Your Local Creatives

Over 90% of the creatives industries in the UK are micro-companies under four people or freelancers.  Many do not show up in government statistics, many are University graduates from the numerous Arts and Media courses, most are struggling to survive, … Continue reading

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The Future of Indie Film in UK & Ireland.

The last month has seen the UK’s bfi and Ireland’s Dept of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht (DCHG) both publish plans for the film industry’s future. The bfi’s Commission on UK Independent Film focuses exclusively on this sector, while the DCHG … Continue reading

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Do you need to build your own Creative Cluster?

Creative Clusters are now at the the heart of new funding for the Creative Industries in the UK. As was pointed out in the previous blog on opportunities for investors, there will be more money at seed level i.e. up … Continue reading

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What Will the Sector Deal Ever Do for You – Investors?

In this, the third of three blogs on The Creative Industries Sector Deal, which was published recently by the UK Government, we set out the opportunities and questions for Investors in the UK’s Creative Industries.  The Deal sets out a … Continue reading

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What Will the Sector Deal do for You – Universities and Major Companies/Institutions?

The Creative Industries Sector Deal, published recently by the UK Government, sets out a range of goals and actions designed to help the creative industries and its partners. However, in the light of the famous Monty Python line “What have … Continue reading

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