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Meet MillK – Manchester’s freshest new film content company

There is no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, in business and across our creative industries, so to choose to launch a start-up amidst a global pandemic is a bold move. For MillK, this was exactly the case and a move that has paid off as they approach their first anniversary. Founder Karen Milligan says, ‘I made the decision to take the plunge and set up my own independent production company early in 2020, pre-Covid. Nobody could have predicted what was to follow, yet we have been so fortunate as the demand for film content and production [...]

2021-06-24T12:29:37+00:00June 24th, 2021|News|

MPA Blog Share: ‘Building a successful regional team as part of a global business’

By Paula Norris, Regional Sales Director, Captify A year into my tenure at Captify, the regional business had gone from strength to strength. It was Captify’s first foray into a remote office and I was extremely privileged to be the guinea pig for future expansion. It was time for me to recruit a righthand partner to help me divide and conquer. As a team of two covering a vast geographical landscape it was important that this employee shared the same values, dedication and had the same relationships I did. Both working remotely from different locations, coupled with being out on [...]

2021-06-24T08:19:43+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Blog|

MPA awards 2021 – ‘What the judges are looking for – 5 top tips’

by Cindy Simmons, MD, MPA As you are busy getting your entries ready for this year's MPA Awards, we thought we would share some top tips, as well as mistakes to avoid, when finalising your entries. So, in no particular order, here are 5 key tips for you when completing your entry: Always stick to the word count that is stated on the entry form - sometimes people ignore this and get marked down. Answer the questions on the entry form succinctly and don’t over complicate your answer - judges need to understand why you have entered. Always include some [...]

2021-07-07T12:33:32+00:00June 17th, 2021|MPA|

Have you been reading our blogs over the last year and thought “I could do that” ?

Or maybe you're already a seasoned blogger? Either way, if you are an MPA member and would like to take the opportunity to connect with our 3,000+ followers of like-minded creative, digital, media professionals via our 'MPA Blog Share', we'd love to hear from you. And don't forget, MPA members can also send through their news to share. Contact us here MPA team

2021-06-16T13:28:58+00:00June 16th, 2021|Blog, MPA, News|

Welcome to our 5th MPA member spotlight

Introducing our 5th member spotlight of 2021. We hope that you are enjoying reading our monthly interviews with fellow members, and making new connections - we are certainly enjoying sharing them. We're delighted this time, to put Stuart O'Donnell, Director and Co-Founder of Boardwalk Studio, in our hot seat.  Agency / Business name Boardwalk Studio What do you do? We are a design focussed, motion graphics, video production and post production studio. We create TV commercials, brand films, corporate communications and content for live and virtual events. We are approaching our 10th birthday and remain a small, dedicated team of innovative, [...]

2021-06-09T10:15:59+00:00June 9th, 2021|MPA, News|

Help shape future careers and win a £50 Amazon voucher and a free Hearst magazine subscription

The MPA is launching a vital Future Careers initiative to support those in the early stages of their careers in our industry here in Greater Manchester. More than ever, we are committed to helping them on a positive journey in their careers. To understand what they need from us, we are launching this very simple 2 minute survey: is it more networking, social meet ups, careers guidance, mentoring, health and wellbeing support? etc. Click here if you're in the first five years of your career in creative/digital/tech/media/social/PR. Or if you work with/know people who are less than 5 years into [...]

2021-06-08T08:40:15+00:00June 8th, 2021|MPA, News|

MPA Blog Share: Return to the office, hit the hills.

By Mark Kelly There’s lots of discussion in agencies about when’s the right time – and in what format – for businesses to fully return to the office. I’ve been part of some of those discussions myself with agency clients. Whilst there are some examples of long-term remote working agencies, I believe that there’s no substitute for face to face meetings and the culture that builds from having a permanent physical space as a company hub (even if everyone isn’t in there all day every day). A hybrid approach may be the way forward for many, certainly in the near [...]

2021-05-05T15:49:32+00:00May 5th, 2021|Blog|

Welcome to our latest MPA member spotlight

Introducing our 4th member spotlight of 2021. We hope that you are enjoying reading our monthly interviews with fellow members, and making new connections - we are certainly enjoying sharing them. We're delighted this time, to put Leigh Herbert, Client Services Director, Republic of Media in our hot seat. Agency / Business name Republic of Media What do you do? We’re one of the UK’s fastest growing independent media planning and buying agencies, with a USP we’ve defined as ‘Freethinking’. Put simply, it’s a cultural underpinning that enables staff total freedom to come up with the most effective media ideas and [...]

2021-07-07T12:33:45+00:00May 4th, 2021|MPA|

Manchester Metropolitan University: ‘Providing local talent for local business’

Despite the end of term creeping closer, we still have plenty of opportunities for employers to access our students and graduate talent. We were recently branded “A powerhouse of creative industry talent” by Christian James at the MPA Awards, where three of our students won the Student Award and Apprentice Award. Get in touch today to find out how we can help connect you to our student and graduate talent. Build Back Better – Funding for SMEs in Greater Manchester We know times have been difficult in recent months. That's why we want to support employers with the opportunity to employ our students [...]

2021-04-28T13:39:43+00:00April 28th, 2021|News|

WilsonCooke wins big in lockdown

By Nicole Whittingham, Brand Performance Director At WilsonCooke, we’re always looking ahead at the next opportunity to help our clients grow, and during lockdowns 1,2 and 3 we’ve been busier than ever! We’ve been working hard to show our clients support during these challenging times and show the world what WilsonCooke can do - that’s why we are proud to be supporting UK manufacturing with three new wins: Tenmat, Multiwood and Paul Bristow. Tenmat, a leading manufacturer of advanced materials and components with a legacy surpassing 100 years, sought WilsonCooke’s help across all areas of brand performance and marketing to [...]

2021-04-27T11:01:56+00:00April 27th, 2021|News|
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