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72Point

We are 72Point. PR surveys and news stories are our heritage.

Part of SWNS, the UK’s largest independent press agency, we have access to an exclusive newswire filing page-ready copy and rich media to national and regional news titles.

Our family of companies offer all the in-house expertise and tools needed to create original and topical stories and visual content for our clients. We have the team and the skills to distribute and promote that content to a wide and demographically diverse audience.

In short, we will tell your story and share your campaign via survey-led news, case studies, video and animations, infographics, interactives, and radio days.

We help increase brand and campaign exposure for our clients. We’ve been doing it for a long time, and we do it particularly well.

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Brazen

Home to big brands, big ideas and big results, our 40-strong international team of PR, social media and digital content experts delivers highly creative, strategic, results-driven campaigns for clients including Wilko, Magnet Kitchens, Disney, Madame Tussauds and Dr. Oetker Chicago Town Pizzas.

With a promise to ‘Own the Screen’ for our clients – we provide six core services to help make their star quality shine through, including PR, Social Media, Content Production, Events, Influencer Marketing and Paid-For Media.

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Business Growth Hub

Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company, is a community of specialists with a passion to help businesses across Greater Manchester to realise their ambitions.

We support businesses at all stages of their growth journey with our broad range of services. We offer expert one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, events, specialist programmes, funding and much more.

Since its launch in 2011, Business Growth Hub has helped thousands of start-ups, scale-ups and established businesses across Greater Manchester.

Contact us to find out how the Hub can help you unlock your business potential.

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CIM

For over 100 years, CIM has supported, represented and developed marketers, teams, leaders and the profession. We’re the world’s leading professional marketing body with over 28,000 members worldwide, including more than 3,000 Chartered Marketers. We believe marketing is the critical factor in driving long term organisational performance. Our mission is to create marketing advantage for the benefit of professionals, business and society.

In a world of increasing competition, transparency and change, finding a valued business advantage has never been as challenging. CIM strives for business leaders and opinion formers to recognise the positive contribution professional marketing can bring to their organisations, the economy and wider society.

With 130 CIM study centres, in 36 countries, delivering our world-renowned qualifications and over 90 training courses, we’re uniquely able to improve marketing capability at an individual and business level.

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Digital Gurus

One pokey spare room. Three ambitious guys. Like many start-up success stories, this is where we began.

A global business. 10 years later and a continued love of the process – we are now one of the most trusted and successful digital recruitment agencies, with offices in London, Manchester, Sydney and Dubai.

A community of the brightest minds in digital. With 150,000 social followers and a legacy database of 25,000 candidates – we have an unparalleled reach.

Thought leaders. Our team of Gurus are passionate, intelligent and work hard to build personal, honest relationships. Most importantly, we are true experts in our fields.

Google loves us. We proudly hold Google’s #1 ranking for ‘Digital Recruitment Agency’.

The expert choice. If you’re ready to move forward in digital, our award-winning team of Gurus specialise in the following areas: Creative & UX | Technical | Project Management | Client Services | Search & Marketing | Social Media & PR | Ad Tech & Sales | Mobile | Big Data.

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Knight Corporate Finance

Since Knight CF formed in December 2008 it has completed over 80 transactions, worked on an on-going basis with numerous retained clients and undertaken a number of strategic reviews and projects.

Knight founders Paul and Adam have both spent long periods of their careers in senior commercial and operational roles in the TMT sector including Martin Dawes Telecommunications, Opal Telecom (Talk Talk Business), Cellcom and V Networks, as well as corporate finance roles in Gartner and PWC.

Knight is now a team of 10 professionals operating from offices in Warrington and London, and our unique sector experience has been bolstered by key hires with private equity, banking, transactional services and accounting expertise. This blend of experience allows Knight to see opportunities from multiple perspectives and ultimately deliver the best possible solution to our clients.

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Network Marketing

Network Marketing – Recruitment, Done Properly

For over 20 years, Network Marketing has played an important role in helping businesses grow across the North of England. From our offices in central Manchester our focus has always been to help NW agencies and marketing departments to find the best people for the job.

Our Manchester team headed up by Andrew Haldenby, manage a diverse range and level of marketing roles. At the senior end we have been successful recruiting Marketing Directors through to heads of marketing agencies. Of course, we have a team that are equally comfortable recruiting across all levels of marketing, digital and creative positions.

We’re a straight forward bunch and our core ethos and approach is “Recruitment, done properly”. We know our industry inside out which ensures we always offer the best recruitment experience possible, focusing on finding quality people and clear communications.

If you would like to discuss any recruitment needs for your business or you are interested in exploring opportunities for your own career progression then catch up with Andrew and the team over a beer, wine or soft drink at the drinks reception at Prolific North Live. We hope to see you there.

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PRCA

Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 55 countries around the world.

We represent in excess of 24,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

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The Bulletproof Agency Network

The Bulletproof Agency Network provide events, tools and resources specifically for digital creative businesses, helping them to build highly profitable and bulletproof agencies. We bring together experienced industry advisers and agency owners to offer insights and advice on what it takes to build a thriving agency. At PNL 2018 we will showcase some of Manchester’s most successful agency owners and industry experts and ask them probing questions on the key drivers of success for agencies.

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Think Box

Thinkbox is the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, in all its forms. It works with the marketing community with a single ambition: to help advertisers get the best out of today’s TV.

Its shareholders are Channel 4, ITV, Sky Media, Turner Media Innovations and UKTV, who together represent over 99% of commercial TV advertising revenue through their owned and partner TV channels. Associate Members are Discovery Networks Norway, Disney, London Live, TAM Ireland, Think TV (Australia), thinktv (Canada), TVN Media (Poland),TV Globo (Brazil), TV2 (Norway) and Virgin Media. Discovery Networks UK & Ireland, and STV also give direct financial support.

TV today has more to offer advertisers than ever before, not least because this growing medium remains at the heart of popular culture and advertising effectiveness. From understanding how audiences engage with TV advertising, uncovering what the latest technological developments mean, explaining innovative and affordable solutions, and encouraging creativity to providing the rigorous proof of effectiveness that advertisers need, Thinkbox is here to help businesses meet their marketing objectives.

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UKFast

Combining cutting-edge technology and award-winning customer service, UKFast supports the internet fortunes of some of the world’s biggest brands and most innovative startups.

UKFast delivers dedicated server hosting, cloud services and colocation to more than 5,000 clients, with a wide-ranging product portfolio including Infrastructure as a Service, DR as a Service and its cloud offering, eCloud®. UKFast also partners with some of the North’s most exciting digital agencies to help accelerate their clients’ growth.

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Wavemaker

WAVEMAKER is a content, media and technology agency designed to flex into the future. We have a clear purpose – bound together by our Purchase Journey approach, we help clients translate audience behaviours and insights into smart decisions today, for a prosperous tomorrow.

Together we are dealing with many exciting and challenging forces of change that are disrupting the media and marketing industry. WAVEMAKER builds on our foundational media capabilities to bring more content, technology and data solutions to our clients in service of their growth.

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