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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|

MPA spearheading research into diversity and inclusion in GM Media Digital and Creative universe

There are plenty of national statistics showing the state of diversity and inclusion in business across the UK, but how does that pan out specifically in creative industries and on our doorstep? The MPA has collaborated with Planning Express, BIMA and Creative Resource to find out with the biggest ever study of diversity and inclusion of its kind across Greater Manchester. MPA Chair and MD at Manchester’s IF Agency Christian James explains "I’ve been challenged on this issue at an MPA event last year and I didn’t have any answers. I made a commitment to myself right there and then [...]

2019-10-09T14:53:49+00:00July 24th, 2019|MPA|

Give your opinion on diversity and inclusion for a chance to win £100 Amazon voucher

There are plenty of national statistics showing the state of diversity and inclusion in business across the UK. But what’s the picture like among the media, digital and creative businesses in Greater Manchester? In the first study of its kind, the MPA have teamed up with Creative Resource and BIMA and asked Planning Express to conduct the biggest ever study of diversity and inclusion in the industry across our region. We believe this is such an important issue and we need your opinions and experiences. Please feel free to forward to others you work with who have not received it. [...]

2019-10-01T21:39:34+00:00July 8th, 2019|MPA|

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|

How special forces tactics are being used to improve Manchester businesses

MPA Thrive bring in SAS veteran after research shows just 30% of workers are engaged by their job An SAS veteran has been brought in to coach Manchester business leaders after research revealed just 30% of workers in the region are engaged by what they do at work. This year’s MPA Thrive event will see former special forces veteran Martin Murphy employ proven SAS tactics to give Manchester businesses a better chance of success. Martin – famed for his From Mercenaries to Missionaries book - is one of a raft of elite business speakers at this year’s MPA Thrive event [...]

2019-10-01T21:41:31+00:00May 14th, 2019|MPA|