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Welcome to February’s MPA member spotlight

Welcome to the second MPA member spotlight of 2021; An opportunity to meet one of our members, so you know who they are and what they’re all about. We hope you enjoy reading, and that some new member partnerships might flourish. This time, we are delighted to welcome Charlotte Ashcroft, Head of Sales at seventy7, who gives us some insight into seventy7 and what they're all about... Agency / Business name seventy7 What do you do? We are seventy7, a fully integrated creative agency. We are a team of digital, creative and photographic experts that work together for our clients, helping [...]

2021-02-23T17:31:14+00:00February 22nd, 2021|MPA, News|

Welcome to January’s MPA member spotlight

Welcome to our next opportunity to meet one of our members, as we put them under the MPA spotlight, so you know who they are and what they’re all about. Please have a good read and hopefully a beautiful partnership will develop.   his time, we are delighted to welcome Lisa Bhatti, Head of Regional at Hearst who gives us some insight into Hearst UK and what it’s all about... Agency / Business name Hearst UK What do you do? We are part of the commercial team who create premium purposeful campaigns and experiences that are underpinned through our data and insight. [...]

2021-01-26T12:06:36+00:00January 26th, 2021|MPA, News|

MPA Inspiration Awards 2020 Short List Announcement

The MPA, the leading not for profit membership organisation for Manchester’s Media, Digital and Creative sector, has confirmed their list of shortlisted entries for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2020. A high profile list of judges gathered on line this week to review all entries and to look at a shortlist of potential winners. A high profile list of judges gathered on line this week to review all entries and to look at a shortlist of potential winners. Chair of the Awards for 2020, Jane McMillan Head of Marketing Communications at Warburtons, said,  "It was a real pleasure acting as head [...]

2021-01-21T18:02:20+00:00January 21st, 2021|MPA, News|

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|

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 cindy@mpa.org.uk. 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|

We asked 3 of our judges ‘what makes a winning awards entry?’

And this is what they said … Marcus Hadfield, Chief Strategy Officer, Apadmi "The best entries have a clear objective, a standout idea and strong results. They also avoid cliché and waffle - remember it's a word limit, not a target ..." Holly Dewsbury, Agency Lead – Facebook & Instagram “Turn up the volume to get cut through on your award entry by saying it sharp and saying it well. Include the context but importantly what makes your entry have the X factor when it comes to the category and always be prepared to back up your statement with key [...]

2020-10-27T09:26:30+00:00October 15th, 2020|MPA, News|

Member News Bulletin: What’s coming next from the MPA!

We got our collective heads together during the summer months to review and update what content we can share to help you and your teams thrive. That’s why we’re proud to announce 5 new initiatives exclusively for our members. If you’re still on the fence about joining, now is a great time to become a member of the MPA getting access to all free events as well as discounts on all future events and training. In no particular order, here is just a little taster of some of the things coming your way: MPA Mentors We’re continuing our support for The Ideas Foundation by looking [...]

2020-10-27T09:26:40+00:00October 8th, 2020|MPA, News|

Dan Sodergren to champion MPA’s diversity and inclusion

Digital marketing and tech expert, Dan Sodergren is to head the MPA’s diversity & inclusion agenda across Manchester’s media, digital and creative industry. In this newly developed role, Dan will lead all direct or partnership initiatives including taking forward the MPA’s D&I research initiative that was launched last year. As a regular pundit on the BBC and ITV, as well as roles with Media City’s The Landing and personal development tool YourFlock, Dan is a well known figure across the Manchester digital and tech sector. Of his new role, Dan had this to say: "I am so excited to have [...]

2020-09-30T09:45:20+00:00September 29th, 2020|MPA, News|

MPA announces Chair of Judges for Awards 2020

The MPA, the independent voice of Manchester’s media and creative community, has announced its Chair of Judges for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2020.  Now in its 8th 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 Jane McMillan, Head of Marketing Communications at Warburtons, has agreed to be this year’s Chair of Judges for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2020”. Jane has worked at Warburtons since 2004 and was promoted to her current role in 2017. She has helped deliver campaigns featuring company Chairman Jonathan [...]

2020-07-23T11:12:37+00:00July 2nd, 2020|MPA, Uncategorized|
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