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MPA Blog Share: ‘First impressions of Manchester’s media industry’

As an advertising agency specialising in working with clients in the Arts and Culture sectors, the past two years have been especially turbulent for KMS Media. Despite the uncertainty, they knew that 2022 (their ten-year anniversary) would be a pivotal year for the company. They took the decision to take on a couple of bright young recruits to help push the business forward. Gemma and Rob stood out from the crowd due to their enthusiasm and willingness to learn, not just about the advertising industry but also KMS Media’s business philosophy and customer centric service. They have kindly written a blog on [...]

2022-01-17T11:20:57+00:00January 17th, 2022|Blog|

Welcome to our final MPA member spotlight of 2021

This final spotlight of the year comes from MPA board member, director and business owner of Peachy, Belinda Peach. To those of you who don't already know Belinda, we hope you find this interview an interesting insight into the work Peachy are involved in. Agency / Business name  Peachy  What do you do?  Peachy is a training and development consultancy. We deliver sector-specific business growth programmes that support and sustain the Creative Digital Media (CDM) sector. As an active member of both the MPA board, supporting the Talent and Skills agenda, and the Diversity and Inclusivity task group, we provide an industry-led [...]

2021-12-22T16:11:18+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Welcome to our latest MPA member spotlight

We've been so busy with all the excitement of live events coming back, that we're well overdue another MPA member spotlight! We can't think of anyone more appropriate to take this month's spot than director of events and creative communications agency Clear's, Caroline Moran. Agency / Business name Clear – Events, Video, Digital and Design What do you do? Clear are a well-established, experienced and trusted events and creative communications agency. We specialise in connecting audiences through immersive live, virtual and hybrid experiences and exciting creative content. We work with brands and businesses to help them deliver messages and tell stories in engaging and memorable [...]

2021-12-03T11:01:13+00:00December 3rd, 2021|MPA, News|

MPA Christmas Charity Support – We need your help 🙏

This is going to be a Christmas like no other. Never before has the emphasis needed to be more about giving. That’s certainly how we at the MPA feel and have heard that from so many of our members. To this end, this year the MPA want to support three key charities that really make a difference. Whether you are attending the MPA Christmas Party, or not able to be there this year, there are 3 ways for everyone to join in the giving with us this Christmas: Donate a raffle prize NABS and Prevent Breast Cancer will be supported [...]

2021-11-19T09:15:12+00:00November 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

WilsonCooke Brand Performance

After over 30 years of operation, we are very excited to begin our next chapter within WilsonCooke - Brand Performance. At WilsonCooke, as a Brand Performance Agency, we’re acutely aware that in order to truly change a business and to propel it to new heights, a balance of brand and performance marketing must be found. And that is what we do, we help drive your brand forward, and your business upwards. So, what do we do? We find and establish new paths to deliver, from acquiring and retaining customers to converting those same new customers into sales which in turn, [...]

2021-10-06T13:13:15+00:00October 6th, 2021|Blog|

One Minute Briefs launch their tastiest brief ever partnering with Coca Cola – and there’s £10,000+ prizes to be won

Coca-Cola joins forces with One Minute Briefs for 24-hour creative social media campaign Coca-Cola Freestyle is partnering with Manchester UK, based One Minute Briefs to give creatives across the globe the opportunity to create ads that bring to life the 100+ amazing drink choices fans can explore and pour through the innovative – and interactive – beverage dispenser. Coca-Cola Freestyle – previously named one of the coolest products of the decade – is offering One Minute Briefs’ BIGGEST EVER prize pot totalling £10,500 to spark inspiration, with a grand prize of £4,000 cash up for grabs for the winning ad, [...]

2021-09-17T13:30:37+00:00September 17th, 2021|News|

WilsonCooke/Holdings launch GAIN LINE.

We are very excited to announce our first new business within the WilsonCooke/Holdings group of companies - GAIN LINE. We have launched GAIN LINE as, whilst large corporates have embraced digital transformation, we see a need for SMEs to understand this changing digitised landscape, especially for them to use digital solutions to reduce operational friction and build business advantage.  For GAIN LINE, we have hired CTI Digital’s former Business Development Director, Jonathan Ward, as Commercial Director to be responsible for the new business’ revenue growth. Commenting on his recent appointment, Jonathan Ward said: “I’m hugely excited to join the team [...]

2021-09-09T13:14:28+00:00September 9th, 2021|News|

Welcome to our August MPA member spotlight

Introducing our 8th member spotlight of 2021 with Group Managing Director of WilsonCooke/Holdings, Mark Law, in the hot-seat. Agency / Business name WilsonCooke/Holdings, including WilsonCooke/Brand Performance and GAIN LINE What do you do? We’ve been in business for over three decades now and we’ve continuously evolved in line with the changes we’ve seen in industry. We started out as a traditional marketing firm yet in the last twenty years, we embraced digital and the opportunities it presented. We’re entering yet another exciting new chapter in our history, while staying true to our ambitions, ideals and values that have led us [...]

2021-08-31T13:43:41+00:00August 31st, 2021|MPA, News|

Member News: Exciting new developments from WilsonCooke

After three decades, WilsonCooke is entering an exciting new chapter in its history, while staying true to the ambitions, ideals and values that have led us to such success so far. After 31 years, we are proud to say we are still independent with the same leadership team. This continuation of the way we trade, how we work and the partners with whom we work, means that our clients still, and will always, stand out from the crowd. To allow WilsonCooke to develop further and look to the future in how we can help our clients and their businesses, we [...]

2021-08-26T14:32:12+00:00August 26th, 2021|News|

MPA continues to champion D&I with focus on our next generation

By Kai Ojo, MD of Planisware and MPA D&I Lead The events following the EURO 2020 Finals and the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone put a much needed spotlight on the gap between perception and reality on the topic of systemic racism in our society.  Every now and then, there is a feeling of ‘progress’ or at least a perception of progress.  But the way in which Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Lewis Hamilton were treated left me wondering about a lot of things; how much more has to be done and who needs to do [...]

2021-08-05T20:25:51+00:00August 5th, 2021|Blog, MPA, News|
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