— The latest news, talks, awards & opinion from MANIFEST 📖

— News

Manifest appoints Dentsu Creative EMEA COO Ete Davies and Sarah Waddington CBE as Non-Executive Directors

Campaign

Omio selects Manifest as its Global PR Agency

Roast Brief

Manifest announces B-Corp status and urges brands to ditch fossil fuel agencies

B&T

Manifest promotes Helen Kenny to Chief Operating Officer

Campaign

Manifest, Freuds and Grayling among agencies backing launch of PR Mums

PR Week

Manifest Group appointed as creative agency of record for ethical accessory brand TRIWA

Media Week

Jameson selects Manifest UK for Creative Campaign brief

Roast Brief

Manifest expands U.S. presence to LA

Campaign

Manifest has announced its partnership with the global non-profit tech community Techfugees as the agency continues to focus its growth on purpose-led work.

Media Week

Manifest has become the first agency to retain full Blueprint status in the industry diversity mark scheme

PR Week

Eastern Standard Times appoints Manifest Group as its global creative agency of record

Media Week

Meta Senior Creative, Katie Harrison, joins Manifest as creative director

PR Week

Manifest wins 3rd International Agency of the Year award in 4 years

PR Week

Manifest has announced two senior appointments and revealed that revenue at the consumer comms agency increased by 50 percent in 2021.

PR Week

WPP creative Kosatas Karanikolas has been hired to lead the Unified Creative Agency’s global creative team

Campaign

Manifest has opened an office in Melbourne – the group's fifth after London, Manchester, Stockholm and New York.

PR Week

Manifest is the first agency to secure Blueprint status - a kitemark to promote racial diversity in the communications industry.

PRovoke

Manifest has opened its second UK office in Manchester and appointed Bec Chelin as Manchester managing director.

PR Week

Manifest has been named in the top 5 of Campaign's Best Places to Work

Campaign

Manifest has promoted Ali Maynard James and Jessica Becker to the new roles of managing partner at the agency's London and New York offices respectively

PR Week

— Awards

Campaign Agency of the Year

Silver

Muse Creative Awards

Best Small Agency

Best PR Agency

Best Advertising Agency

Prolific North Marketing Awards

Best Social Purpose Campaign

Girlguiding — What Girls are Made of

Prolific North Champions

Independent Agency of Year: Large

Manifest

PR Week Global Awards

Global Professional of the Year

Alex Myers

International Agency of the Year

Manifest (Highly Commended)

Ad Age Best Place to Work

Best Place to Work

Manifest

The Drum Agency Business Awards

Most Innovative Agency of the Year

Manifest

Best Global Development Strategy

Manifest

Creative Moment Awards

Creative Independent Agency of the Year

Manifest

SABRE Awards EMEA

Consumer Products Winner

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

Marketing to Women Winner

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

In2SABRE Awards

Innovator of the Year (Agency)

Alex Myers

PR Week Global Awards

Campaign of the Year

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

Brand Product Development

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

International Agency of the Year

Manifest

Campaign Global Agency of the Year Awards

Agency Leader (Creative) of the Year

Alex Myers

Webby Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign

ecoATM — A Good Call

PR Moment (South)

Independent Agency of the Year

Manifest

Integrated Agency of the Year

Manifest

Brand Film Awards

Best Branded Programme

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

The Drum Awards for Content

Most Innovative or Creative Use of Content

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

Best Creative Content Idea Using Video

Grand Prix

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

Creative Moment Awards

Creative Agency of the Year

Manifest

Rebrand of the Year

Hans & René

Branded Content of the Year

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

Creative Film of the Year

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

The Drum Agency Business Awards

Independent Agency of the Year

Manifest

CEO of the Year (Highly Commended)

Alex Myers

Prolific North Champions

Advert of the Year

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

Large Integrated Agency of the Year

Manifest

The Drum Marketing Awards

Best Branded Content

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

Chair Award

Tommee Tippee — The Boob Life

PR Moment Awards (South)

Integrated Agency of the Year

Manifest

PR Moment Awards (North)

Boutique Agency of the Year

Manifest

Integrated Agency of the Year

Manifest

Independent Agency of the Year (Silver)

Manifest

Campaign Best Places to Work

Top 5 Global Agencies

Manifest

PR Week Best Places to Work Awards

Diversity & Inclusion Champion

Manifest

Global Social Media Awards

Best Low Budget Campaign

Hotels.com — Room 101

Global Sabre Awards

Campaigns of the Year

Show Stigma the Finger — Hot Octopuss

PR Week Global Awards

International Agency of the Year

Manifest

Global Professional of the Year

Alex Myers

Creative Moment Awards

Social Influencer Campaign of the Year

The Co—Lab series — Samsung KX

PR Moment Awards

Boutique Agency of the Year

Manifest

Independent Agency of the Year

Manifest

Integrated Agency of the Year

Manifest

Campaign Best Places to Work

Top 3

Manifest

PRmoment Awards

Stunt of the Year

WWF — Stop Animal Trafficking

PR Week Global Awards

International Agency of the Year

Manifest

Drum PR Awards

PR & Comms Agency of the Year

Manifest

Best Event, Stunt or Promotional Activation

WWF Stop Animal Trafficking

Not for Profit

WWF Stop Animal Trafficking (Highly Commended)

Creative Moment Awards

Creative Agency of the Year

Manifest

PR Week Awards

Not-for-profit

WWF — Stop Animal Trafficking (Highly Commended)

Small Consultancy of the Year

Manifest (Highly Commended)

The Drum Agency Awards

Agency of the Year

Manifest

PR Agency of the Year

Manifest

Best Agency to Work for (Highly Commended)

Manifest

Global Sabre Award

Campaigns of the Year

BrewDog — Bar on the Edge

The Drum marketing awards

Marketing Agency of the Year

Manifest

PR Week USA Awards

Consumer Launch of the Year

Bring Your O Game for Hot Octopuss

PRmoment Awards

Integrated Agency of the Year

Manifest

Emerging agency of the year

Manifest

Community engagement campaign of the year

Rize up

Integrated communications campaign of the year

Rize up

PR Week Best Places to Work

Gold

Manifest

PR Week Awards

Small Consultancy of the Year

Manifest

Sabre Awards EMEA

Publicity Stunt of the Year

Innis & Gunn — Sky.P.A.

Holmes Report

Best Agencies to Work For

Manifest

PRmoment Awards

Integrated Agency of the Year

Manifest

Sabre North America

Best Guerilla Campaign

Hot Octopuss

Sabre EMEA

Best Pan-European Campaign

Uniplaces

PRmoment Awards

Consumer PR Campaign of the Year

BrewDog

Integrated Agency of the Year

Manifest

The Sabre Awards

Food & Beverage

BrewDog

The Best Awards

Writing

BrewDog — #sorrynotsorry

Digi CorpComms Awards

Best Use of Video: Consumer

Les Mills — Lesley Miller –  reject the fitness myth

The Drum Dream Awards

PR Campaign of the Year

Manifest X BrewDog

CorpComms Awards

Best Campaign (Consumer)

BrewDog — Hello, my name is Vladimir

PRmoment Awards

Best Use of Video

Morphsuits — Fright Mob

Digi CorpComms Awards

Monsterati Trophy

Manifest

The Drum Network Awards

PR Consultancy of the Year

Manifest

The Grocer Marketing Advertising PR Awards

Consumer PR Campaign of the Year

BrewDog — Hello, my name is Vladimir

PR Week Awards

Small Consultancy of the year

Manifest

The Golden Hedgehog PR Awards

Communications Professional of the year

Alex Myers

New Agency of the Year

Manifest

The Drum Marketing Awards

Grand Prix

BrewDog— Equity for Punks

Digi CorpComms Awards

Best Integrated Campaign

BrewDog— Equity for Punks

Grand Prix

Manifest X BrewDog

Marketing Week Engage Awards

PR sponsored by How to TV

BrewDog— Equity for Punks

Digi CorpComms Awards

Best Agency with Integrated Digital Expertise

Manifest

— Articles & Talks

‘Are they serious with this one?’ – Creative Hits and Misses of the Week with Martin Farrar-Smith

PR Week

To celebrate National Inclusion Week, Daisy Phillips shares her favourite inclusive work

Creative Brief

Tope Onanuga shares five key ways the industry can move toward greater inclusion

Creative Brief

'It goes to show the power of beautiful creative' - Creative Hits and Misses with Myfanwy Kramer

PR Week

How do you solve creative writer's block? Beg, borrow and steal!' - Creative Q&A with Myfanwy Kramer

PR Week

The “honeymoon phase is over” for Threads — Lee Benecke on the features that could bring brands back

Campaign

Son Pham & other LGBTQ+ PR pros offer 23 words of advice to the industry from Pride Month 2023

PR Week

PRWeek 30 Under 30: Son Pham, Manifest

PR Week

'A Little Bit Rubbish' — Creative Hits & Misses with Daisy Phillips

PR Week

Are female targeted campaigns hitting the mark? by Katie Harrison

PR Week

How I Became: Lee Benecke, Digital Strategy Director, Manifest Group

Prolific North

Manifest founder Alex Myers on breaking down creative barriers

Creative Moment

Dynamic Duos: Manifest Melbourne’s Isabel Thomson-Officer and Jessie Bowers

Mumbrella

‘The great resignation could easily become the great redundancy’ – Alex Myers on the Beyond the Noise podcast

PR Week

Influencer strategy 2023: brands need to leverage creator direction over creative direction

Corq

'I could drown in my cutting room floor' – Creative Q&A with Daisy Phillips

PR Week

The next big thing for 2023: Senior industry experts give their predictions

Prolific North

‘Forget labels and focus on ideas’ – Creative Q&A with Katie Harrison

PR Week

Manifest achieves Blueprint diversity mark first

PR Week

Alex Myers, founder and global CEO of Manifest on the PRmoment Podcast

PR Moment

Top PR tips for using TikTok

PR Moment

‘The aim is to shift culture’ – Creative Q&A with Kostas Karanikolas

PR Week

IWD Twitbot furore shows brands must practice what they preach on gender equality

PR Week

‘We don’t hire for a cultural fit, we hire for a cultural add’ - how to be an ethnically diverse PR employer

PR Week

Is it OK to recycle old PR ideas? Tom Winterton discusses.

PR Moment

Ali Maynard James: Is the four-day working week a pipe dream or reality?

The Drum

Honey, I Blew Up The Business Podcast — A problem shared... with Alex Myers

Spotify

Martha Moore: Specialist agencies are dead - and that’s a good thing for creatives

Prolific North

Lee Benecke: I was lucky - but the creative industries are still far too elitist

Prolific North

Career Confessions with Isabel Thomson-Officer, Manifest Melbourne

Mavens

Bec Chelin on The PRWeekly podcast: Euro campaigns and take the knee

PR Week

Digital City Festival Keynote Session: Solving Bias in the Digital World

YouTube

'She presents her endlessly twisted view of the world' - What Inspires Me, with Manifest's Helen Kenny

PR Week

Balancing the Grind with Isabel Thomson-Officer, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Manifest Melbourne

Balance the Grind

Digital Download Podcast: Trolling & Online Abuse w/ Julian Obubo

Spotify

What I've Learnt: Bec Chelin, Managing Director of Manifest Manchester

Prolific North

Why it's time for a new brief — Alex Myers on the Uncensored CMO Podcast

Spotify

Alex Myers on How to get your start-up off the ground

Evening Standard

'Their curiosity is untarnished by prejudice or fear' - What Inspires Me with Manifest's Julian Obubo

PR Week

PR Hub Podcast — Becoming the world’s first global small agency

Spotify

New York's Annie Gordon on 'What Does an Agency Happiness Officer Do?'

Adweek

Martin Farrar-Smith @ Glug Leeds #19 - “What I’ve learned after (almost) 15 years working in (kinda, sorta) one agency.”

YouTube

Podcast — The PR Show: The diversity problem

Audio Boom

Agency leaders: 'Climate strike is a starting pistol, PR must become a catalyst for change'

PR Week

Balancing the Grind With Jessica Becker, Managing Partner at Manifest New York

Balance the Grind

Stop drinking one's own Kool-Aid' - Julian Obubo on what sector must do for growth

PR Week

Jessica Becker on the Valuable Traits To Look For In New Team Members

Forbes

The website looks like a GCSE project': PR pros' take on launch of The Independent Group

PR Week

How Manifest are tackling Mental Health & staff wellbeing in the workplace

PR Week

On the dangers of nostalgia. Martin Farrar-Smith on why nostalgia shouldn’t be looked at through rose-tinted spectacles.

Creative Review

— Fresh Meet

EP01

Room for More: Black Women in Comms

EP02

Lost Talent: Missing Women ft. Manifest x PR Mums

EP03

Artificial Imagination: What's next for AI?

EP01

Trends in Creativity: How trends are shaping the way we develop great campaigns and projects

EP02

Once Upon a Time: What brand storytelling looks like in 2022

EP03

The Next Ten: How creative will evolve in the next decade.

EP04

Safe sex, risky business: How an intimacy-focused brand thrived in a world of distance and isolation.

EP05

Game Changers: Inspiring understanding through football.

EP06

The Power of a Voice: Understanding it and how to make our voices heard.

EP07

Search & Deploy: How share of search is changing global culture

EP08

B Here Now: How positive impact brands thrive during economic downturns

EP09

Breaking Bad: Challenging beauty biases

EP10

Green is the New Black: Going beyond greenwashing

EP01

Sorry seems to be the hardest word: A discussion on the purpose & art of saying sorry.

EP02

Under the influence: What’s the state of influencer relations and what does the future hold?

EP03

Same same but different: A comparative analysis on the practice of PR in the US & UK.

EP04

The 'D' Word: Assessing the status quo of diversity in the PR industry.

EP05

Hard Work & Hustle: How to get started in the PR industry.

EP06

From Success to Significance: The evolving role of brands in the digital age.

EP07

Power to the People: How are brands harnessing community to build for the future?

EP08

Ground by the Grind: A conversation on finding purpose in work

EP09

Anatomy of an idea: Breaking down the DNA of creativity

EP10

The Brand as Activist: A model for the future or a flash in the pan?

EP11

So that was an interesting week... How the comms industry is coping during a global pandemic