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A million reasons to advertise with us

I Love MCR® has grown together with the city and become a trusted symbol of civic pride.

After unprecedented brand awareness in outdoor media and reach on social media, our positive platform has generated a massive audience by caring about the reputation of our beloved city and simply sticking to brand values.

Together we’ve boosted the local economy by harnessing the power of community through social and digital media.

Whether it’s online advertising, digital marketing or outdoor media you’re looking for, I Love MCR® is a positive and influential voice which can connect your business to a captive audience within the UK’s second-biggest economy and beyond.

Our heart’s in the right place.

Choose love, Manchester.

Choose I Love MCR®

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.


Local economy has tripled in size (1996-2018)

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

What they say...

Reach out to our audience


Website visitors per year
(and growing every day)


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. 
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Drilling down our analytics


Average Google impressions 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%

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 to a targeted, mobile audience. An audience that is captive, responsive and impulsive. We took this feedback on board, did the research and decided to develop the I Love MCR App.

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

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

Be seen out of home

Be seen on a big digital billboard 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 (minimum of 3 months) to build momentum on reach and engagement and save you some money, too.