This week at JAM towers we were very excited to find out that not only had Insider North West ranked us Jammers above some of the Manchester PR heavyweights, but the vote was based on the judgement of our peers, so a M-A-S-S-I-V-E thank you to those who considered us worthy!
In an effort to understand the region’s ever-changing PR and marketing scene, Insider had invited consultancies to rank the three agencies that they believed had done the best work in the North West over the past year, which were then put in a ranking table (see here for the full list).
This achievement for JAM comes hot on the tail of being placed 41st in The Prolific North Top 50 PR Agencies (see here for the full list).
Aside from giving us the chance to blow our own trumpet (not very British of us we know), we thought we would use this as an opportunity to review the thriving Manchester PR scene and congratulate all of our fellow agencies on doing such a sterling job.
Manchester PR is most definitely rivalling our London counterparts, with around 120 currently in business. Where once the capital city was where it was at when it came to PR (primarily because that’s where all the major media was) companies have now cottoned on to just how great Greater Manchester is and recognised that us northerners can generate amazing coverage and create one hell of a PR campaign. Illustrated by the fact that 22 out of The Prolific North Top 50 PR Agencies 2015 were based in our beloved city.
The arrival of MediaCityUK in Salford in 2007 and the consequent moving of large portions of the BBC, including BBC Breakfast and BBC Sport, (and hundreds of journalists respectively), has certainly helped matters as it has gone some way to ridding the media industry of the North-South divide. For some reason or another, it was believed that important and famous people wouldn’t travel.
Maybe it’s our friendly northern demeanours or the willingness to go that extra mile, but whatever it is we are certainly all doing something right.
The turn around in the economy has meant businesses are actively looking for help with publicity and with networking events going on all year in the North West, including Twitfaced and Thirsty Thursdays, there’s plenty of opportunity for PR professionals to immerse themselves in the industry. The number of North West PR awards is on the rise too, including CIPR Pride and PRMoment Awards to name but a few.
So if you’re looking for a PR agency, why not consider a Mancunian one?
If you think JAMpr could be the one for you, why not get in touch? Drop us a line on 0161 850 0565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.