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Badger & Combes appointed as MediaCity’s official digital partner

Digital media production company Badger & Combes has been appointed by Peel Media as its official digital production partner as the growing company relocates to a new bespoke premise within the heart of MediaCity.

Peel Media first supported Badger & Combes in early 2020 by providing a base in MediaCity’s original incubator hub – The Greenhouse, for founder Colin McKevitt to launch an enterprise with ambitions to support production post-graduates in gaining hands-on experience on real life projects within the industry.

In just two years more than 80 students from The University of Salford, University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) and other institutions from across the North West have passed through its doors working on projects for clients including: Lancashire Cricket, BBC, Betfred Super League, Steamforged Games and Peel L&P. Central to Badger & Combes’ ethos is providing a talent pathway for post graduates while also growing a core team of 15 who are permanently based at MediaCity.

As RTS award winners in 2021 for its streaming of United we Stream, Badger & Combes has again been shortlisted for the forthcoming RTS award this year for its work with Lancashire County Cricket Club in the Best Digital Creativity category.

Colin McKevitt, Badger & Combes Founder said: “We’re immensely proud to work alongside Peel Media, not only creating amazing digital content but also playing an integral part in MediaCity’s ecosystem by providing a credible talent pathway to industry in the North West and beyond. There is an incredible amount of talent passing through our doors and our cohorts are going on to secure some fantastic opportunities.”

Caroline Aikman, MediaCity’s Head of Marketing said: “As a hub for creative, tech and digital innovation it’s important our digital content reflects the quality and profile of MediaCity’s output. Badger & Combes will support the MediaCity marketing and place team in creating high quality content which showcases reflecting what MediaCity is all about. Our partnership is especially significant as it helps support the next generation of talent meet their potential.”

Badger & Combes appointment will see the team deliver MediaCity’s series of industry-led Spotlight on events as well produce digital content and manage MediaCity’s network of screens including the giant screen in the Piazza.

Badger & Combes is based on level one of The Garage.

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