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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|

Canopy Media partner with The BT Phone Book

Canopy Media has been appointed to manage the inserts and classified advertising for The BT Phone Book. Established in 1880, The BT Phone Book has been used in homes and businesses for over 100 years. Printing 168 local editions and delivering to 21 million homes and businesses, The BT Phone Book is one of the UK’s most trusted and prominent household names. This combination of brand power and reach enables The BT Phone Book to connect people and businesses unlike any other advertiser. Canopy are delighted to present the trusted brand, which is home to over 100,000 advertisers, to their [...]

2020-11-26T13:42:12+00:00November 26th, 2020|News|

Manchester coworking space responds to Covid with incubator programme to help businesses build and thrive

Use.Space is aiming to support SMEs & Start-ups with its new Intensive Incubator Programme which will offer successful applicants £15K worth of business support. As the impact of Covid-19 continues to affect the business community, Use Space is creating a new initiative which aims to help businesses thrive with a full-service package. The Intensive Incubator Programme will offer applicants three months free access to Use Space, up to £15K worth of business support, which includes mentoring, advice for funding & investment, specialist expertise, business development, branding and networking, as well as, high-speed wi-fi, meeting rooms, car parking and close transport [...]

2020-11-19T15:58:12+00:00November 19th, 2020|News|

NABS regional Christmas market auction is LIVE!

A message from your regional NABS team   Ho Ho Ho ... Struggling for Christmas gift ideas? Bid for exciting presents on the NABS regional Christmas market auction! Thanks to our kind donors from the regional advertising and media world, we have a selection of exciting vouchers and items which would make fantastic Christmas presents! As you may already know, we have had to cancel our regional flagship fundraiser, The Fashion Show, this year and so this auction takes the place of our usual raffle. Please do take a look ... we need your support more than ever as NABS are [...]

2020-11-10T09:21:12+00:00November 10th, 2020|News|

Social Media Makes Sense launch marketing coaching club The Social Network Academy

MPA friends at Social Media Makes Sense are about to launch their marketing coaching club, The Social Network Academy. Before they do, they are asking fellow MPA members if they can help by filling in this questionnaire.  As a little fillip there’s a £100 prize to a random participant who fills it in by 15 November 2020! It would be a big help to get a picture of what people are doing now and what support would be useful. Director Jo Booth says, ‘It would be really helpful to get your feedback.  It’s only 5 minutes to do – honest!’ [...]

2020-11-02T10:28:42+00:00October 29th, 2020|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 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|
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