Who are we?
Inspired by New York tourism, I Love MCR is an independent organisation which was launched in reaction to the infamous riots in Manchester (and Salford) during the summer of 2011. A catalyst to rise against anti-social behaviour, harness the energy of people and express our unconditional love of the city.
Out of the carnage came creativity. It all began with a social media and guerrilla marketing campaign and – with the help of Manchester City Council – the brand has become an incorruptible symbol of the city’s resilience, civic pride and a platform for people who love Manchester used to promote the city we love.
We’re as Manchester as it gets. A small band of incorruptible, like-minded individuals who are Manchester-born & Manchester-bred and who share the same passion; love and affection for our city. We are cool, cultured, cosmopolitan – just like Manchester. We love Manchester and we hope you do, too. Meet the team/family.
Our heart’s in the right place. Manchester.
What do we do?
The relationship we have with our captive readership is very important to us.
As a group of content marketing experts, it’s our responsibility to showcase the city of Manchester to the world. That work includes digital marketing, print, photography, video, or indeed any combination thereof. It could be an interview with a Manchester Bee such as Tom Bloxham, a video of a particular movement in the city, a cultural or restaurant review or a thought-provoking listing.
By encouraging people to enjoy the things our exciting city has to offer, we’ve been helping boost the local economy since 2011.
We love to shout about all the things that make Manchester one of the world’s greatest cities. We like to spread the good news and Manchester’s got plenty of it.
With the approval of Manchester City Council and using the power of unique and engaging content, we have become something of a trusted voice.
I Love MCR fearlessly and optimistically champions a better future for the city. Make love nor war.
Ultimately, we aim to show the world that the people of Manchester are proud of their city.
The iconic I Love MCR logo design is based on (ripped off) the New York State Tourism symbol (I Love NY) which was a marketing campaign influenced by pop-art.
DID YOU KNOW? The Northern Quarter has been used a stand-in for New York in blockbuster movies because of its resemblance to Manhattan!
Rainy city, sunshine people
It’s been all me, me, me on this page but we assure you, it’s not all about us. It’s the people of Manchester who make it what it is. People like you. Do you love Manchester? Of course you do. You wouldn’t be here otherwise, would you now? Please tell a friend, spread the love and leave people in no doubt that you love Manchester just as much as we do.
Want to join the movement? Be part of our continuing success story and advertise your company with us.
Call 0161 710 2665 or email email@example.com
- We only advertise what we endorse or has a benefit to the community.
- We won’t be bribed by money or payment in kind.
- We are incorruptible. Reviews are always independent and honest.
- Paid for editorial, whether by cash or in kind, is clearly marked as ‘Sponsored Feature’.
- Advertising requires a minimum commitment of 3 months to ensure maximum exposure.
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