Advertising is everywhere: on the TV you sit in front of whilst munching your cereal, on the radio you listen to in the traffic jam or the bus shelter you hide under from the rain. And the advertising agencies which make this stuff are everywhere too, but the biggest in the UK? Those you’ll find in London – or Manchester.
There’s a type of agency here to suit everyone’s needs, whether you be a client or Creative. From big power-house campaigns that shout from the rooftops to smaller pieces which are meticulously crafted, whatever you want to work on or made can be found here.
Manchester is home to agencies such as BJL, TBWA, McCann, Havas Lynx, Dinosaur and Love Creative. The list goes on and on, so you’re sure to find something which suits you. But you don’t just have to take our word for it; the biggest brands come here for work too, including Aldi, Nestle, NHS, Paddy Power, BetFred, Co-op, Adidas, to name a few.
As well, there’s a thriving creative hub powered by The Drum, an online platform focusing on the latest advertising news and goings-on. It organises a number of flagship industry awards ceremonies annually which helps bring the industry people together from wherever they are based.
At Trunk, we’re a small team of just ten, but already in our first year we’ve made work for big brands, charities and agencies. Our work includes film, animation, TV ads, games, illustrations and interactives – we’ve also gone viral online! Our office is a creative environment which relies on skill as much as it does team efforts, and everyone’s voice is always heard. We’re looking forward to our year ahead here in Manchester.
So, if you happen to be looking for a creative job, whether it be your first or seventh, save a thought for Manchester’s growing industry – it just might surprise you.