Millions of reasons to advertise with us…

Manchester is booming. It’s the UK’s second city, the economic hub of the north. In the last decade, the population of Manchester city centre has increased from 5,000 to 25,000. 

Total visitor numbers to Greater Manchester stand at 115 million, generating £7.5bn for the local economy. That’s visitors’ spend on food, drink, entertainment, shopping, transport, and accommodation in Greater Manchester every year.

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 harness the energy of the 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 logo which has become a symbol of our city’s resilience and a platform for people who love Manchester to promote the city we love.

We love Manchester and we hope you do, too. We’re as Manchester as it gets. A small band of incorruptible, like-minded individuals who are Manchester-born and and who share the same passion for our city. We are cool, cultured, cosmopolitan – just like Manchester. 

Do you want your business to reach a cool, cultured, cosmopolitan, engaged, ABC1 readership? The kind that loves to read about food and drink, culture, fashion, nightlife, health and beauty, and what’s going on in Manchester 24/7? 

I Love MCR is a positive trusted voice which can connect YOU to over 500,000 people in the north west who use our platforms every month. Our brand awareness and message is prolific.

Choose I Love MCR.


I Love MCR reaches an average of over 500,000 unique users every month, and has a combined audience of more than 150,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube.

Average stats 2016/17:
avg. visits per month
150,000+ social media followers
50,000+ newsletter subscribers

I Love MCR offers connection to over 500,000 users every month. The population of Manchester city centre has boomed in the last decade from 5k to 25k people. But Manchester has over 115 million (recorded for 2014) customers – people who live and work in the city, plus the thousands of tourists and transient punters who visit and enjoy our city every year.

We are proud to give companies the opportunity to be a part of our continuing success story.

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Join the movement. Be part of our continuing success story and advertise with I Love MCR.

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  • We only advertise what we endorse or has a benefit to the community.
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  • Advertising requires a minimum commitment of 3 months to ensure maximum exposure.

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