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The Mediaforce Group acquire More Media Sales

The Mediaforce Group, one of the UK’s largest independently owned media groups, has today announced the acquisition of Manchester-based More Media Sales. The sales operation will sit alongside other Mediaforce businesses under the Media Concierge umbrella, offering multi-platform solutions to advertisers and agencies across an impressive publisher portfolio. More Media Sales was founded in 2014 and are a strong force in the regional market having expanded their portfolio over recent years. Clients include City AM, The National, Stylist and Time Out, with an impressive digital suite which includes, Adsquare, Loop Me and Datamixx. Mediaforce Director Simon Ridley-Thomas commented “We are [...]

2021-07-07T10:31:27+00:00July 7th, 2021|News|

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|

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|

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|
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