We are proud to be the official destination marketing agency for Manchester, the original modern city – where graphene was isolated, where Rutherford split the atom, where Rolls met Royce and where Alan Turing aligned computer technology with the human brain.
Our colleagues within the Manchester Growth Company include MIDAS and the Department for International Trade whilst other Manchester Growth Company units deliver business development, employment and skills services. We’ve tapped into the bigger picture and in this respect the Manchester Growth Company is truly unique.
We have gained a reputation as a trusted delivery partner for international campaigns and deliver a coordinating role as the international northern gateway into the UK. A key funding partner is Manchester Airport Group and we align and deliver their international marketing programme for Gateway to the north of England, to the UK and the rest of Europe. We employ in-market marketers in China and US and we work partners in our key markets across the world.
Manchester boasts the combination of strong creative digital and tech sectors, Europe’s largest cluster of life science business, research and academic hubs as well as having world class advanced manufacturing credentials, being the birthplace of 2D materials. We tell this story.
Working in partnership with specialist sector teams across the city , we proactively identify international and national conferences and pull out all the stops to facilitate event bid proposals. Over the past three years Marketing Manchester has directly supported 169 conferences with a value of over £75 million including major conferences such as the EuroScience Open Forum and Soccerex.
We operate leading edge marketing and PR campaigns, which includes online, social and e-marketing channels. These are developed to enable us to target international audiences across leisure, business, trade and investment markets.
our staff are skilled place communicators and marketers, including digital and research specialists who continuously strive to exceed targets to communicate Greater Manchester’s story, always looking for the creative edge that will stand out in the increasingly competitive destination market place.
Collaboration and partnerships
Marketing Manchester has firmly established itself as a trusted delivery partner for international campaigns and press activity across a number of projects, cementing Greater Manchester position as the international northern gateway into UK for tourism, business and the knowledge economy.