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One Minute Briefs launch their tastiest brief ever partnering with Coca Cola – and there’s £10,000+ prizes to be won

Coca-Cola joins forces with One Minute Briefs for 24-hour creative social media campaign Coca-Cola Freestyle is partnering with Manchester UK, based One Minute Briefs to give creatives across the globe the opportunity to create ads that bring to life the 100+ amazing drink choices fans can explore and pour through the innovative – and interactive – beverage dispenser. Coca-Cola Freestyle – previously named one of the coolest products of the decade – is offering One Minute Briefs’ BIGGEST EVER prize pot totalling £10,500 to spark inspiration, with a grand prize of £4,000 cash up for grabs for the winning ad, [...]

2021-09-17T13:30:37+00:00September 17th, 2021|News|

WilsonCooke/Holdings launch GAIN LINE.

We are very excited to announce our first new business within the WilsonCooke/Holdings group of companies - GAIN LINE. We have launched GAIN LINE as, whilst large corporates have embraced digital transformation, we see a need for SMEs to understand this changing digitised landscape, especially for them to use digital solutions to reduce operational friction and build business advantage.  For GAIN LINE, we have hired CTI Digital’s former Business Development Director, Jonathan Ward, as Commercial Director to be responsible for the new business’ revenue growth. Commenting on his recent appointment, Jonathan Ward said: “I’m hugely excited to join the team [...]

2021-09-09T13:14:28+00:00September 9th, 2021|News|

Welcome to our August MPA member spotlight

Introducing our 8th member spotlight of 2021 with Group Managing Director of WilsonCooke/Holdings, Mark Law, in the hot-seat. Agency / Business name WilsonCooke/Holdings, including WilsonCooke/Brand Performance and GAIN LINE What do you do? We’ve been in business for over three decades now and we’ve continuously evolved in line with the changes we’ve seen in industry. We started out as a traditional marketing firm yet in the last twenty years, we embraced digital and the opportunities it presented. We’re entering yet another exciting new chapter in our history, while staying true to our ambitions, ideals and values that have led us [...]

2021-08-31T13:43:41+00:00August 31st, 2021|MPA, News|

Member News: Exciting new developments from WilsonCooke

After three decades, WilsonCooke is entering an exciting new chapter in its history, while staying true to the ambitions, ideals and values that have led us to such success so far. After 31 years, we are proud to say we are still independent with the same leadership team. This continuation of the way we trade, how we work and the partners with whom we work, means that our clients still, and will always, stand out from the crowd. To allow WilsonCooke to develop further and look to the future in how we can help our clients and their businesses, we [...]

2021-08-26T14:32:12+00:00August 26th, 2021|News|

MPA continues to champion D&I with focus on our next generation

By Kai Ojo, MD of Planisware and MPA D&I Lead The events following the EURO 2020 Finals and the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone put a much needed spotlight on the gap between perception and reality on the topic of systemic racism in our society.  Every now and then, there is a feeling of ‘progress’ or at least a perception of progress.  But the way in which Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Lewis Hamilton were treated left me wondering about a lot of things; how much more has to be done and who needs to do [...]

2021-08-05T20:25:51+00:00August 5th, 2021|Blog, MPA, News|

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|
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