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Building a Buzz 2 - what makes a good PR campaign

Beyond promos, how do you build a buzz around the nation’s hottest television events such as Game of Thrones, Death in Paradise and Cold Feet? Press interviews? Social media? How about a news-grabbing stunt in the middle of central London? Public relations campaigns use a variety of eye catching techniques to grab attention, but can they match advertising in generating audience interest?

The Dawn of Broadcast TV

80 years ago this month, in November 1936,  the BBC started its television service from Alexandra Palace in North London. Following initial transmissions of interview and magazine programmes, it started to experiment with other types of show and tried out drama formats along with entertainment and factually-based productions.

IBC Review 2016 - in association with the IET

The IET welcomes the RTS to the recently refurbished Savoy Place on the banks of the Thames as they collaborate on this important update on new technologies and trends from IBC. Every September in Amsterdam the IBC Exhibition and Conference cover the entire supply chain of broadcasting and media content creation, management and delivery from acquisition to audience. This year's theme is Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, Strategy, Creativity in Media and Entertainment.

Televising the London 1948 Olympics: A Talk by Norman Green

The London 1948 Olympics were officially the Games of the XIV Olympiad, and the first to follow a 12 year hiatus caused by World War II. Dubbed the Austerity Olympics, due to the aftermath of the War, no new venues were built. The Empire Stadium and Empire Pool at Wembley Park were among the main venues. 

The BBC bought the rights for £1,000 - around £73,000 in today's money - and broadcast to to a service that was officially only available in the London area.