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Justin Leigh to leave the BBC (January 2009)

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LL
London Lite Founding member
Apparently Holly is off to ITV Meridian as Simon Parkin's replacement.
RD
RDJ
New logo for BBC West for use on Twitter and Facebook. Would be a good brand to use on screen.



BK
bkman1990
Here is their Twitter profile image with a red background.

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Newsroom24 and Mr D'Arcy gave kudos
LL
London Lite Founding member
It appears the budget for Inside Out SW doesn't include covert cameras. The 'covert' filming inside a care home appeared to be somebody getting their iPhone out and leaving it on portrait.
PE
peterrocket Founding member
It appears the budget for Inside Out SW doesn't include covert cameras. The 'covert' filming inside a care home appeared to be somebody getting their iPhone out and leaving it on portrait.


As basic as it sounds, it’s a very easy way of doing it. The key to undercover recording is how you can easily get away with it rather than cost.

If you need to film in a care home, getting in to do it and set the cameras up is obviously not something you’ve hours to rig, plus staff may go “that clock wasn’t there earlier”.

The joy of phones is that they’d produce an image far greater than covert cameras plus people wouldn’t think twice about a phone sitting out.
Newsroom24 and London Lite gave kudos
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Those new BBC West logos have a very familiar feel - was one of the early idents based on a similar concept?
WO
Worzel
Here is their Twitter profile image with a red background.

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Is that BBC Reith? Doesn't look like it.
JA
JAS84
Looks like Helvetica. One of the fonts Reith was meant to replace.
VM
VMPhil
It's Helvetica Neue.

This is what it would look like with BBC Reith:

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WL
W1LL
Strange to see many of the BBC regions suddenly adopting their own online identities all at once. The Belmont version of Look North recently updated their social media headers to this wonderfully off-brand image:

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WM
WMD
I'm sure there's a brilliantly W1A reason why they're reintroducing regional brands (when was the last time we had that?) while making the local radio 'station sound' as bland and generic as possible.
CI
cityprod
WMD posted:
I'm sure there's a brilliantly W1A reason why they're reintroducing regional brands (when was the last time we had that?) while making the local radio 'station sound' as bland and generic as possible.


Or it could be that this is phase 1 of a regional/local rebranding project and the local radio stations will follow later.

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