SINKING THE JANUARY BLUES WITH A CELEBRATION OF ALL GOOD THINGS IN 2016!
2017, what have you got in store for us? It may not be hoverboards and robots taking over as some people will have liked, but we still think it’s going to be pretty bloody exciting.
And why? Because we’re still riding high on 2016 and here are our highlights.
The beginning of the year saw us welcome Claire to the team as our brand spanking new Account Director, plus our lovely Graduate Account Executive Emma joined shortly after!
The Mirror Ball raved in March, with attendance from stars including Catherine Tyldesley, Shane Ward, Jamie Lomas, Nikki Sanderson, Helen Flannigan and Anthony Quinlan. The evening was a huuuuge success, and saw the total for Forever Manchester over its 6 year history raise to £350,000.
Shortly after, The Printworks appointed us as its new PR and Social media agency after a pretty competitive pitch process – and we were BUZZING. (We still are).
June saw us fill a paddling pool full of Manchester Gin, amongst other things, in aid of Forever Manchester Week, as well as the start of our initial project with skills, rehabilitation and employment specialist Seetec, in which we have so far received great coverage for, including a piece on BBC Radio Manchester.
We then brought on board brand new and revolutionary baby carrier brand Kiddihug, ahead of its October launch at the Baby Show. The product launch went national with pieces in Reveal, Now and OK! magazine.
August bank holiday. Manchester Pride 2017. Fleur East and Will Young. 801 pieces of coverage. £149,000 raised. The most successful Manchester Pride yet? Enough said.
Before she could even recover, MD Daisy then headed out to Ethiopia with fellow industry professionals from across the North of England, for a tough 80k trek in aid of Action Against Hunger, where they raised over 70k! Proud.
The end of the year did not fizzle, that’s for sure. After securing work with Flint plus Flint, Rum Festival 2017 and The Beauty Guru, we then went on to launch the first Shoryu Ramen outside of London, kitch Christmas pop up Miracle on Edge St and authentic beer hall The Bouncing Czech.
And basically, overall, every 2 out of 3 pitches we did we won….happy days.
Finally, to round it all off, four of our campaigns and clients featured in this fabulous 2016 overview from the MEN.
Now, 2017, lets be having you!