The latest news from Global DataPoint. We will regularly update with news about partnerships, new updates to our technology, our company and industry news.
February 20th, 2013
Today Global DataPoint is launching a new content stream looking at Local Planning Applications information for digital and mobile platforms.
Data for all planning applications from each of the 412 councils in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is collated on a daily basis. The diverse and complex data is aggregated, indexed and organized into consistent fields and attributes including geocoded addresses, proposal, status, decision and dates for neighbourhood consultations.
Global DataPoint feels that the move to digital provision of this local data will be of benefit to councils, local residents and commercial entities such as property websites and construction databases; providing a uniform system to compare councils within a user friendly interface.
Further information can be found here or contact us directly by email@example.com.
December 6th, 2012
Take a test drive of our new White Label site at www.gdp-events.com. See What’s On in any location across the UK. This new site offers an Editor’s Picks front page for up to 50 cities and regions, plus a powerful search by postcode or town. The hyperlocal data can be browsed by category, genre or searched by keyword. Search results are ranked by distance, date or relevancy and displayed in a list view and map view. The site can be customized and branded for any website.
Just add your location and contact details to view the What’s On content offered by Global DataPoint. Try it out now.
November 13th, 2012
New listings package for Christmas 2012
Global DataPoint has created a new data package including all Christmas and New Year seasonal events for 2012. There are more than 7565 events across the UK including Christmas fairs and markets, festivals and pantos, family and childrens activities and New Year celebrations and special offers.
This package will be of particular interest to brands or publishers looking for themed content for a Christmas special and can be added to websites, mobile apps and promotional campaigns.
There are Christmas themed events happening all across the UK and this content will appeal to customers searching for entertainment and events to attend wherever their location.
German Christmas Market
Traditional, wooden, decorated chalets selling a range of food and drink.
09 Nov - 29 Dec 2012, Cabot Circus , Bristol BS1 3BX
A Victorian Christmas with Father Christmas
24 - 25 Nov 2012 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, English Heritage: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens , Morpeth, NE20 0DX
Westfield London Santa’s Grotto
Father Christmas pays a festive visit to the shopping centre.
22 Nov - 23 Dec 2012 Westfield London , London W12 7GF
February 10th, 2012
2012 is going to be a busy year for the UK. With the Olympics coming to London, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and a multitude of festivals across the England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Global DataPoint has made things simpler and better for our customers new and old with the addition of datasets for these events.
The new ‘Event Group’ attribute will allow the many thousands of disparate events to be grouped together. Websites and mobile applications will easily be able to browse all events related to the London 2012 Olympics whether it is part of the sporting competitions, the Cultural Olympiad festival or the Torch Relay. Other big festivals will have all related events tagged with this field. A full list is shown below and will be added to over time:
London 2012 Olympic Games Edinburgh Fringe
Brighton Festival The Big Draw
Queens Diamond Jubilee National Garden Scheme
Leicester Comedy Festival Ulster Bank Belfast Festival
Buxton Festival Cardiff Festival
Buxton Fringe Festival Swn Festival
Manchester International Festival Brecon Jazz Festival
Manchester Pride Camden Crawl
Manchester Literature Festival BBC Proms
Manchester Science Festival Canterbury Festival
Manchester Comedy Festival London Open House
Manchester Food and Drink Festival Cheltenham Music Festival
World Shakespeare Festival Thames Festival
Edinburgh International festival London Design Festival
BFI London Film festival Cheltenham Literature Festival
February 1st, 2012
Global DataPoint is pleased to announce the arrival of new Account Managers, Mike Meric and Ben Rainbow.
Ben brings with him 14 years of international management and sales experience. Previously he has worked at SPG Media, Datamonitor, Monster and VSW. He has not only dealt with media and market research sales, but has also managed teams as well as overseen consultancy projects. Some of the clients he has worked with include UPS, VW, BSkyB, Vodafone, UPS and British Airways. His last role saw him carrying out sales training for a contract publishers. Interestingly although his surname is Rainbow, Ben is actually colour blind!
Mike most recently, worked for a media owner selling a portfolio of unique and unmissable media within a newly created Direct Sales team. He was responsible for new business development, and the management of accounts. Key clients included major high street retailers, LLPs/ solicitors, estate agent groups, car dealerships, universities and councils. Prior to that he worked in financial services selling to mortgage brokers, IFA’s and wealth managers. He’s a keen chess player although not quite at Grandmaster level yet!
Both will report directly to Managing Director, Dominic Taylor and will liaise with existing clients such as London 24, Virgin Media and KM Group as well as new accounts. Dominic stated “I’m very happy for Mike and Ben to be joining our team. I’m sure their experience and media knowledge will aid Global DataPoint in growing our customer base and supporting current customers.”
If you would like information about GDP data and services please contact them directly:
Ben Rainbow - 020 7631 9958 or email on ben.rainbow (at) globaldatapoint.com
Mike Meric - 020 7631 9120 or email on mike.meric (at) globaldatapoint.com
September 15th, 2011
From September Global DataPoint added an additional dataset to our portfolio. The new Sports & Leisure category will feature more than 10,000 events from 2000 venues across the UK. This will include both sporting events for spectators and participatory local leisure listings.
Here is a list of the sub-categories covered:
Sport & Leisure (introduced from 5th September 2011)
- Cycling & Biking
- Disability sports
- Extreme Sports
- Fishing, Hunting & Shooting
- Highland Games
- Martial Arts
- Motor Sports
- Racquet Sports
- Rowing & Sailing
- Winter Sports
- Walking & Hiking
- Water Sports
Please contact us to discuss licencing options and pricing for this new dataset.
May 2nd, 2011
In its objective to hold the most comprehensive database of UK listings, GDP has added new categories of events. From today customers can have access to two new event categories each with sub-categories:
- Food & Drink
- Fair & Show
- Promotions & Offers
- Courses, Classes & Workshops
- Arts & Crafts
- Skills & Learning
- Health, Fitness & Wellbeing
- Food & Drink
- Promotions & Offers
The Courses, Classes & Workshops category alone has more than 50,000 unique activities making it a great resource for end-users and advertisers alike. Lucie Jurikova (GDP Project Manager) observed, “These additional categories expand our database significantly and are some of the fastest growing areas for live events and activities.”
April 7th, 2011
Kent Online today launched its new What’s On events service. The events search engine is developed and hosted by Global DataPoint. This turn-key solution delivers a comprehensive, rich and tailored local events and ‘what’s on’ channel for the Kent region and neighbouring counties.
The site comprises more than 10,000 local events including community and neighbourhood listings. As well as attractions, exhibitions, touring bands and theatre productions, the What’s On section has a comprehensive cinema listings guide.
Global DataPoint can provide fully hosted and designed white-label websites for a range of geographical regions.
Dominic Taylor (Managing Director of GDP) said “I’m very pleased to supply this established regional media company with this great service. The project and technical teams from GDP and KM Group have worked closely together to launch this service to customers in Kent.”
About KM Group
KM Group (formerly Kent Messenger Group) is an independent, family-owned media company serving the people and local communities of Kent and Medway.
Since the turn of the century, Kent’s most well established publisher has grown to become a leading multimedia company. Using print, broadcasting and the Internet to satisfy the needs and wants of both consumer and advertiser.
February 20th, 2011
Facebook and Twitter weblinks for entertainment venues have been added to the Global DataPoint database. From stadium venues such as Capital FM Arena Nottingham to London’s Koko, thousands of fans are following their favourite venues on social networking sites. These new attributes help media and entertainment listings sites to add new functionality and usability to their services. They can be integrated into mobile apps as well.
It’s not just the youth sector that is well served with social networking sites. More traditional and established venues are realising the benefits of communicating with their visitors through these services. Tourist attractions such as Oxford Castle and cultural institutions like the National Gallery both have active twitters streams and Facebook groups. Global DataPoint now offers these links in our xml data schema for any existing or prospective customer.
These new attributes are in addition to the other multimedia components in the data feed. These include video links, film trailers, music videos from muzu.tv, Ticketmaster affiliate links and images and a wide range of venue and event images.
Tom Matchett (Account Manager at GDP) commented, “These social media components show our commitment to staying at the forefront of content and data trends. Facebook and Twitter are essential to establishing and retaining audience for any entertainment and media brand.”
May 17th, 2010
Global DataPoint, the UK’s leading provider of entertainment event listings content, is pleased to announce new client partnerships with leading UK brands.
In addition to its existing relationships with major media groups such as Global Radio, Trinity Mirror Group Plc and Tourist Boards such as Marketing Birmingham and Visit London, Global DataPoint will now also supply an additional four new clients with its highly comprehensive datasets.
In the media sector, GDP is now working with quad-play pioneer Virgin Media, local media specialists NWN Media and the hyper-local site network The Activ Group. In addition, to these exciting wins in the media sector, Global DataPoint has further expanded into the Tourism sector and has been chosen by Visit Scotland to provide it with the very best in ‘what’s on’ data.
Global DataPoint is now firmly established as the premier source of high quality, comprehensive and granular data of this kind in the United Kingdom.