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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|

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|

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|

MPA Blog Share: 🤯 ‘Manchester, how’s your head?’

By Liane Grimshaw, MD of Supareal and Host and Curator at Manchester Meditate. Let me cut to the chase… Meditation is a simple, yet powerful practice that has enabled me to cope with life’s challenges (better). And it played an important role in helping me overcome depression and anxiety. That’s why, with everything going on, I felt compelled to do something that might help people and raise some much needed funds for local charity Forever Manchester. That compulsion has now culminated in the launch of a unique online event, or should I say, series of events, under the banner 'Manchester, [...]

2021-01-28T11:22:07+00:00January 27th, 2021|Blog, 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|
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