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MPA Awards 2023: A few words from this year’s judges

We hope you are busy getting your entries selected and preparing them to enter the MPA Awards 2023. Our Chair of Judges Nicky Unsworth has offered some top tips to get you started: "Set the scene and be clear about the problem you are trying to solve. Tell the story in a way that brings the case study to life and shows the passion and insight that’s gone into it. And finally make sure you state your objectives clearly and that your results relate back to your objectives." Our esteemed judge Richard Aldiss, MD of McCann Manchester, has also shared [...]

2023-03-29T12:24:13+00:00March 29th, 2023|MPA, News|

New podcast launch – ‘Inside Stories from MPA’

by Kate Cocker, Purposeful Podcasts “Inside Stories from the MPA” is the new podcast from the MPA that shares stories from the personalities behind the news, events and initiatives in the communications industry in Manchester. You can hear the first episode here. Produced by Purposeful Podcasts, we asked the production team to explain a bit about why a podcast will matter so much to the MPA members.  What does podcasting have in common with the MPA?  They’re both ALL about connecting communities.   The MPA represents the entire breadth of media, digital, and creative businesses in Manchester. It connects your community [...]

2023-03-23T12:31:11+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Blog, MPA, News|

MPA Charity Netball Tournament is Game On!

The MPA, with an amazing group of volunteers, have launched the date for the first ever netball tournament in aid of Manchester charity Prevent Breast Cancer. After a few attempts to get the event off the ground, thwarted by the pandemic but spurred on by MPA member interest and support, a date has been set for a winner takes all round robin tournament at the Sugden Sports Centre on 30th March. Whether you’re a GA ninja or an absolute beginner, it promises to be fun, friendly and for a great cause. It’s all-in, so every gender, age, size and level [...]

2023-02-02T09:51:40+00:00February 2nd, 2023|MPA, News|

Graduate recruitment and skills survey 2023

One of the key initiatives for the MPA in 2023, is ‘Next Generation’ - a focus on future talent for our sector. In light of this, the MPA are proud to invite you to complete this Graduate Recruitment and Skills survey 2023. This survey represents a unique collaboration of six industry bodies [MPA, Chartered Institute of Marketing North West, DMA, IAB, McrDig, and pro-manchester], led by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. Hiring the right talent is essential for any sector, and Graduate recruitment is a well-established hiring route for many employers. Your voice is essential in understanding what we are doing [...]

2023-01-16T11:32:27+00:00January 16th, 2023|News|

MPA member spotlight – Danny Turnbull, Agency Consultancy Services

First up for our member spotlight series for 2023 is Danny Turnbull, owner of Agency Consultancy Services. Danny is a specialist Non Exec Director focussed exclusively on the independent agency space, not just here in Manchester where he has his roots, but all over the UK and beyond. Having spent a lifetime (30 years) in agencies and half of them running large agencies in the North of England, London and Europe, Danny decided during 2020 to finally hang up his MD boots and to pursue a long standing dream to work as an NXD/consultant in the agency space. Almost 3 [...]

2023-01-11T13:15:12+00:00January 11th, 2023|News|

MPA launches ‘Netball for All’ – a charity tournament raising funds for Prevent Breast Cancer

The MPA and an amazing group of volunteers are busy working behind the scenes securing court time, bibs, balls and umpires for their first charity tournament, in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer. Manchester based PBC is the only UK breast cancer charity funding ground-breaking research solely aimed at preventing the disease for future generations. Whether you’re a GA ninja or an absolute beginner, it promises to be fun, friendly and for a great cause. It’s all-in, so every gender, age, size and level are welcome on 30th November 2022, around 6pm. Teams are to be made up of at least [...]

2022-09-15T11:38:06+00:00September 15th, 2022|MPA, News|

Introducing our latest member spotlight

Welcome to our latest member spotlight; an opportunity for our members to introduce themselves to one another, make connections and spread the word about your business. Next up is Director of not-for-profit enterprise North West Media, Lee Dinsale. Working with young people and communities across the region, Lee explains what North West media is all about in our interview below. Agency / Business name North West Media What do you do? North West Media is predominantly involved with ‘social mobility’. It is an independent, not-for-profit social value enterprise that owns Unity Radio which has broadcast on FM since 2010 and [...]

2022-09-14T09:15:49+00:00September 14th, 2022|News|

Emma Slater, Regional Managing Director of Wavemaker UK, announced as first keynote speaker for MPA Charity Lunch

After a hugely successful sold out event last year, the MPA is delighted to be partnering with the inspiring Prevent Breast Cancer again this year for their month of fundraising during October. PBC is the only UK breast cancer charity funding ground-breaking research solely aimed at preventing the disease for future generations. It’s lining up to be a super-tasty, super-stylish affair with amazing food, and wonderful speakers from the Creative, Digital, Media industry as well as supporters of the charity, with the first keynote speaker announced as Emma Slater, Regional Managing Director of Wavemaker UK. Last year Emma took guests on [...]

2022-09-12T08:06:11+00:00September 12th, 2022|MPA, News|

MPA launches campaign to celebrate diverse role models

When the MPA conducted its Diversity & Inclusion survey, one of the key reasons we don’t have enough diverse candidates looking to join our industry was identified as the fact that there are a distinct lack of visible role models within the sector. To combat this, the MPA are launching our ‘A Place for You’ campaign which aims to champion and celebrate the truly diverse array of role models who are currently flourishing in our sector. We want to spotlight how our enterprising City embraces and promotes diversity through role models of various ethnicities, genders, faiths, abilities, sexualities and social [...]

2022-07-15T11:26:58+00:00July 15th, 2022|MPA, News|

Introducing our May member spotlight

Grab a coffee and have a read of our May member spotlight, introducing new members - Pink Mustard Entertainment and their founder Carly Barantini. An opportunity to make new connections and spread the word about your business to the wider membership - if you would like to feature, please drop us a message. Image by @asupremeshot Agency / Business name Pink Mustard Entertainment What do you do? I am founder/director and Head Agent at Pink Mustard HQ in Salford, Manchester We represent talent including dancers, models and actors for TV, film, print and commercials through the agency and [...]

2022-05-12T09:07:20+00:00May 11th, 2022|MPA, News|
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