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Pandemic puts placements under threat

By Jeff McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing and Employability Lead, Manchester Metropolitan University During the MPA Board meeting last week we discussed how student placements are under threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. MPA Board members had been openly talking about the impact of the pandemic on either their own organisations or the many partners they collaborate with. In work terms, this period is testing us beyond anything we have previously experienced in our careers. No surprise given how many organisations are putting staff on furlough or having to make redundancies. Others are busier than ever before [...]

2020-05-18T09:10:37+00:00May 18th, 2020|Creative, Digital, Media|

MPA Inspiration AWARDS 2020 – Celebrating in our 100th year – Call for entries now live!

The MPA Inspiration Awards have grown significantly over the past 8 years from its early success back in 2013, which was the first ever awards from the MPA. The awards were created by the industry for the industry when the MPA asked their members what they wanted to see in terms of recognition of Manchester based businesses in the Media, Digital and Creative sector. Speaking about the announcement, Cindy Simmons, MPA managing director, said: “It was our aim in 2013 to create a ceremony that would capture the best work in the region and allow us to really showcase the [...]

2020-05-14T11:07:18+00:00May 14th, 2020|Creative, Digital, Media, MPA|

Last chance for ambitious Manchester businesses to apply for bespoke growth programme

GC Business Growth Hub is issuing a final call for applications to its exclusive Amplify programme as the October start date for its latest cohort approaches. The programme is designed to support Greater Manchester’s digital, creative, and tech businesses to successfully scale up. The nine-month programme, part funded by the Local Growth Fund, is aimed at businesses with the highest potential to generate and sustain growth. Working with partners Form, it will provide successful applicants with support and advice from industry leaders, as well as the training and tools necessary to take their businesses to the next level. The programme is also [...]

2019-10-09T14:29:20+00:00September 17th, 2019|Creative, Digital, Media|

Media Agency Group scores with FIFA world cup Quatar 2022 campaign

Media Agency Group (MAG) is spear-heading a global digital campaign to build momentum and awareness of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, on the back of the release of the emblem. The @roadto2022 #seeyouin2022 digital activity is running internationally, including in the USA, UK, Germany and Mexico and sees pre-selected social media influencers create and share bespoke content which reflects their personality and tone of voice. Featured at the heart of the campaign is FIFA world cup’s 2022 launch promotional video which will be shared across channels including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. John Kehoe, CEO of Media Agency Group said: “We [...]

2019-10-09T14:29:52+00:00September 12th, 2019|Creative, Digital|

seventy7 reveals new website for Creative England

Seventy7 were appointed in September 2018 to help Creative England tell more stories of success that inspire and motivate people to success. Creative England is a not-for-profit organisation supporting the creative industries in England across games, film, creative and digital media and production services. seventy7’s branding and digital team were challenged to create something that targeted a diverse range of people and ensured they could navigate to the support offered by Creative England. Paul Casey, head of digital at seventy7 said, “Creative England came to us with a clear vision for their organisation, something our team could really get their [...]

2019-10-01T21:38:02+00:00July 31st, 2019|Creative, Digital|

MPA announces Chair of Judges for Awards 2019

The MPA - the independent voice of Manchester’s media and creative community - has announced its chair of judges for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2019. Now in its 7th year the awards were created for the industry by the industry. Cindy Simmons, managing director of the MPA, said “We are delighted to announce that Liz Bielinska, founder of Planning Express, has agreed to be this year’s chair of judges for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2019. “Liz Bielinska has been a brand strategist for 25 years. She is a former board director of TBWA Manchester and of Martin Williams Advertising in [...]

2019-10-09T14:25:11+00:00June 19th, 2019|Creative, Digital, Media, MPA|

MPA Inspiration Awards 2019 – Your judges for 2019

We have once again brought together a stellar judging panel with leaders from both industry bodies and national and regional businesses for this year's MPA Inspiration Awards. There are some new faces on the panel this year, which has been selected to reflect the wide range of membership types that the MPA represents. (N.B. A judge is not permitted to judge a category in which their competitors sit - they are excluded so there is no conflict of interest). The full list of judges can be found here. All information on the MPA Awards can be found here. The online entry form [...]

2019-10-01T21:40:39+00:00June 10th, 2019|Creative, Digital, Media, MPA|