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MPA blog share: ‘6 crucial leadership skills to navigate our changing world’

By Jon Minchin, Director at Form With the pandemic still with us, continuing economic uncertainty, and climate change at a critical point, the world is undoubtedly changing. It can feel like around every corner there’s a fresh test, every day well-laid plans are disrupted, and the way society operates ever-shifts. As a leader, this environment of uncertainty can be daunting. But there is hope on the horizon, and with change comes new opportunities. Our leadership journey is never complete and new perspectives and approaches can help us navigate uncertainty. So what skills can we work on to help us get [...]

2021-01-14T14:56:39+00:00January 13th, 2021|Blog|

Welcome to our December MPA member spotlight

Opportunities to meet up and collaborate are somewhat limited right now, so we thought we’d do our bit to fix that. Every month, we’re going to shine the MPA spotlight on one of our members, so you know who they are and what they’re all about. Then, like after any good intro, it’s up to you to follow it up and hopefully a beautiful partnership will develop.    Next up, we are delighted to welcome Jonathan Ashworth , Founder of Mighty Giant who gives us some insight into Mighty Giant and what it’s all about. Agency / Business name Mighty Giant What do [...]

2020-12-16T10:56:46+00:00December 16th, 2020|MPA, News|

Merry Christmas from The MPA

We are so disappointed not to be with you all this evening at the legendary MPA Christmas Party. We will miss you all and the fun and frivolity that makes it an event to be remembered. We felt however it was important to bring some festive cheer to others this year. So, we are supporting two very special causes that are close to all our hearts and asking you to choose which one best suits you and your team. Hits Radio Mission Christmas 2020 has changed everything. As families unexpectedly face poverty, more and more children could be waking up [...]

2020-12-09T10:37:00+00:00December 9th, 2020|MPA, News|

Canopy Media partner with The BT Phone Book

Canopy Media has been appointed to manage the inserts and classified advertising for The BT Phone Book. Established in 1880, The BT Phone Book has been used in homes and businesses for over 100 years. Printing 168 local editions and delivering to 21 million homes and businesses, The BT Phone Book is one of the UK’s most trusted and prominent household names. This combination of brand power and reach enables The BT Phone Book to connect people and businesses unlike any other advertiser. Canopy are delighted to present the trusted brand, which is home to over 100,000 advertisers, to their [...]

2020-11-26T13:42:12+00:00November 26th, 2020|News|

Manchester coworking space responds to Covid with incubator programme to help businesses build and thrive

Use.Space is aiming to support SMEs & Start-ups with its new Intensive Incubator Programme which will offer successful applicants £15K worth of business support. As the impact of Covid-19 continues to affect the business community, Use Space is creating a new initiative which aims to help businesses thrive with a full-service package. The Intensive Incubator Programme will offer applicants three months free access to Use Space, up to £15K worth of business support, which includes mentoring, advice for funding & investment, specialist expertise, business development, branding and networking, as well as, high-speed wi-fi, meeting rooms, car parking and close transport [...]

2020-11-19T15:58:12+00:00November 19th, 2020|News|

Do you need an extra pair of hands to help support with ongoing workload? Manchester Met’s 100 hour Internship Programme could be for you.

MPA supporters Manchester Met have developed an internship programme to support both businesses and their graduates alike. If your organisation is looking for a flexible approach to sourcing short-term resource for your team or project, their 100 hour Internship Programme could be your ideal solution. Your intern can be an extra pair of hands to help support with ongoing workload, or work on separate ad-hoc projects that could add value to your organisation. Benefits to your organisation: Access to highly focussed students with specialist knowledge and up-to-date professional skills from a variety of business areas. Design an internship opportunity that [...]

2020-11-18T13:57:55+00:00November 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

NABS regional Christmas market auction is LIVE!

A message from your regional NABS team   Ho Ho Ho ... Struggling for Christmas gift ideas? Bid for exciting presents on the NABS regional Christmas market auction! Thanks to our kind donors from the regional advertising and media world, we have a selection of exciting vouchers and items which would make fantastic Christmas presents! As you may already know, we have had to cancel our regional flagship fundraiser, The Fashion Show, this year and so this auction takes the place of our usual raffle. Please do take a look ... we need your support more than ever as NABS are [...]

2020-11-10T09:21:12+00:00November 10th, 2020|News|

Social Media Makes Sense launch marketing coaching club The Social Network Academy

MPA friends at Social Media Makes Sense are about to launch their marketing coaching club, The Social Network Academy. Before they do, they are asking fellow MPA members if they can help by filling in this questionnaire.  As a little fillip there’s a £100 prize to a random participant who fills it in by 15 November 2020! It would be a big help to get a picture of what people are doing now and what support would be useful. Director Jo Booth says, ‘It would be really helpful to get your feedback.  It’s only 5 minutes to do – honest!’ [...]

2020-11-02T10:28:42+00:00October 29th, 2020|News|

Claim your place as ‘MPA member of the month’

Our brand new initiative launches this week and we need you! 📢 Calling all members of the MPA now is your time to shine 📢 The MPA has always been about collaboration. With an aim to drive that and raise the profile of our brilliant members, we can’t wait to start showcasing your profiles. We want to know all about you and your business in order to inspire, support, collaborate, create referrals and grow our businesses. Let’s get to know each other! Nominate yourself by emailing We’ll follow-up with our member of the month questions that will help you shout about [...]

2020-10-27T09:25:56+00:00October 27th, 2020|MPA, News|

MPA Blog Share: “Let’s get ready to OMBLE”

"How we took our real-life event online" By Nick Entwistle, Founder & Creative Director at the Bank of Creativity & One Minute Briefs "One of the last ‘real-life’ events I was involved in was with the MPA. My ‘Inside Stories’ interview with Andy Johnson shared an insight into my career as well as telling the story of how I came back from a heart attack that I suffered at another MPA event, their annual football tournament. It was a very important event for me as I was able to talk about overcoming problems and creating work that was seen around the [...]

2020-10-27T09:26:20+00:00October 20th, 2020|Blog|