Advertising you to Greater Manchester and beyond...

I Love MCR has grown together with the city region of Greater Manchester and become a trusted symbol of civic pride and resilience reaching millions.

Why advertise in Manchester?

Manchester is the centre of the universe. It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe with millions of residents and visitors as the UK’s second city.

The UK’s second-biggest economy, Manchester’s enormous growth has been fuelled by its diverse industry base.

With internationally acclaimed organisations specialising in creative and digital technology, media and professional business services, and more besides, Manchester is an economic northern powerhouse.

The city centre itself is a diverse and cosmopolitan collection of retail spaces, theatres, galleries, museums, bars and restaurants, regularly drawing in its 2.7m urban population and the 115 million tourists visiting the city every year.

There are many ways to advertise in Manchester but we believe we’ve got them all covered under one (much needed) umbrella. Read on and enquire about advertising today.

£62.8 billion

(GVA) The local economy has tripled in size since 1996

Voted best UK city to live in, Greater Manchester is the second most populous urban area in the country with a population of more than 2.799 million people. What’s more, total visitor numbers to the city region stand at 115 million which currently generates £59.6 billion to the local economy.


Greater Manchester population


Visitors per year


People in employment


Manchester students

Millions of reasons to advertise with I Love MCR

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I Love MCR is Greater Manchester’s most-loved brand.

After unprecedented reach on social media and brand awareness with outdoor media, our perpetually positive platform has captivated a massively engaged audience by standing by our people and caring about the reputation of our beloved city.

By incorruptibly sticking to brand values, and harnessing the power of the community through social and digital media, we’ve continuously helped boost economic prosperity across the city region.

Whether it’s online advertising and digital marketing or outdoor media and out-of-home advertising you’re looking for, I Love MCR is a positive and influential voice that can connect your business to a captive audience – which just so happens to be the UK’s second-biggest economy – and beyond.

Our heart’s in the right place.

Choose love, Manchester.

Choose I Love MCR.

Overview of our online community


Website impressions per year
(and growing every year)


Social media followers
(and growing every day)


Email subscribers
(and growing every day)

*Email subscribers are segmented by direct mail and interests, in compliance with GDPR. 
Read our full Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Get to know our community

Your advertising depends on our analtics. Our consistent traffic numbers and our ever-expanding demographic…


Average impressions on Google per year


Google / Organic 45%
Social media 35%
Direct 15%
Referral 5%


Mobile 75%
Desktop 20%
Tablet 5%


Female 60%
Male 40%


18-24 10%
25-34 30%
35-44 40%
45-55+ 20%

Promoted listing

I Love MCR will, quite literally, put your business on the map.

Create a free Manchester listing to put your place of business, charity, offer, event or property on the Manchester map and get noticed.

What’s more, you have the option to promote your company above all other (free) listings to maximise your Manchester profile. It’s only £100 per year = which is less than £9 per month.

Have a story to tell or a product to sell?

We like the good news, and Manchester has plenty of it. We can tell your story and promote your product to a wide audience, across Greater Manchester and beyond.

Social media interaction

#ILoveMCR are amongst the movers and shakers, ever-present in the city. We will post, share and interacted with you on social media.

We have over 500K followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and they’re waiting to hear all about your business.

Video creation

6 out of 10 people would rather watch online videos than television. (Google)

When we live in a city as magnificent as Manchester, it’s easy to capture on film.

Some of our videos have reached over 1M views. Video is now the highest engaging medium for marketing promotions. Video content is ranked highly on social media platforms and favoured by platform algorithms. The motion content we create will support your advertising campaign by bringing your story to life.

Appy Days!

The I Love MCR app is the ideal way to get savvy with Manchester’s truly mobile market. Many of our clients are keen to gain exposure and mobilise a targeted mobile audience with listings and push notifications. App subscribers who are responsive and impulsive.

The app features a handpicked range of Manchester’s best deals, experiences and events as well as a newsfeed of our Manchester news and stories.

Enquire now and let us prompt our app audience with push notifications…

We track everything.

We track the performance of your advertising campaign with various analytics tools before we send you full monthly statistical reports, so you can see exactly how well your campaign is going.

You're in good company

Some of the companies and brands that we’ve worked with in recent years…

Event coordination

We’ve been positively mobilising groups of people across Greater Manchester for more than ten years. Getting people together for the cause is what we do.

We can:

♥ Book and coordinate a venue

♥ Organise food and drink operators

♥ Book entertainment

♥ List and advertise the event to build anticipation

♥ Invite the right targetted people

♥ Guestlistost and host

♥ Capture the event with video and photography

What our partners say...

Be seen on a digital billboard advertising in Manchester. With internationally acclaimed organisations specialising in creative and digital technology, media and professional business services, and more besides, Manchester is an economic powerhouse. I Love MCR is the facilitator of digital connectivity in the out-of-home aka outdoor media world.

What's the damage?

Whether you’re a start-up, an established business, or an industry leader, our digital and social assets put you in the right company, in front of a huge community who want to hear your story. Whether you’re looking for brand awareness, more sales or event promotion, we’ve got you covered.

And we guarantee to beat, if not match, any other Manchester advertising rate pound for pound.

Package Prices

An advertising package can offer you a sustained campaign to build momentum on reach and engagement, and save you some money, too.

Prices per calendar month…


Promoted Listings

App Feature

Squared MPU Banner

Newsletter Feature

Leaderboard Banner

Social Media Interaction


Solus Email



Graphic Design

Video Production

Billboard Banner

Out-of-Home Media