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Written by James Cheetham on 15th April 2014


Now on it’s fourth year, Game of Thrones is still managing to hit new viewing figures, and with last night’s second episode of the new season bumping off yet another character at another wedding (now dubbed the Purple Wedding,) it pulled in a strong 6.3 million viewers over in the US. 

This is on top of last week’s episode which reached a series peak of approximately 6.6million viewers and racking in HBO’s largest audience since The Sopranos finale back in 2007.  

As Throne's recent episode comes in at a 48% rise from the third seasons’ second episode, the Thrones TV Powerhouse shows no signs of lagging just yet. It's never been one to revel in subtly, so is the best tactic to scoring the highest viewing figures to gradually maim the cast and bump them off?   

The similarly popular, Walking Dead has also been hitting viewing records this year, another one on its fourth season with its recent season finale coming in at 15.7 million.

The Walking Dead is now America’s most viewed TV programme outside of Sport as TBIVision recently reported, and the writers are far from the kindest to their cast as they continue to have loved and pivotal characters thrown to the hordes of chomping zombies.

So I ask you, is it simply blood and guts modern audiences tune in for? Mad Men isn't scoring these kind of figures and is equally as acclaimed. Are we becoming a masochistic audience who secretly enjoy the pain of watching our favourite - or least favourite - characters slaughtered for a rating spike?   

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Written by James Cheetham on 2nd April 2014

Along with our website launch last week, we also had the pleasure of heading to the IVCA Awards 2014 where we were one of the evening's sponsors!

As well as having our nifty new logo on show, our Managing Director Cathy Alford was there to present the Recruitment & Induction Award.

The IVCA Awards took place on Friday 28th March and are there to celebrate the Visual Communication sector and have paired with eventia which represents the live event world.

The evening was a celebration of all the leading professionals, agencies and freelancers working in these fields, and we’d like to congratulate all those who participated in each category and all those who won.

A big congratulations to Wordley Productions who won the Gold for the Recruitment & Induction Award for their Nationwide Pride campaign for Nationwide Building Society.

Silver went to Straker Films for their Haircut campaign which was also for Nationwide and finally Bronze to Casual Films for We Mean Energy for TAQA Brantani.

A special Congratulations also goes out to MerchantCantos who won Production Company of the Year!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the 2015 Awards!