Millions of reasons to advertise with I Love MCR®

Advertise I Love Manchester

Advertise I Love ManchesterI 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, the positive independent 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®

“I Love MCR® is phenomenal. I’m a big Manchester supporter so it’s been good to see the brand grow with the city. It’s given our new and existing venues fantastic exposure."

R.I.P. Tim Bacon, Living Ventures

Why advertise in Manchester

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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.

2.7M+

Gtr Manchester population

Greater Manchester is the second most populous urban area in the UK with a population of more than 2.799 million people.

115M+

Tourists

Total visitor numbers to Greater Manchester stand at 115 million which generated £7.5bn to the local economy in 2014.

1.3M+

People in employment

99K+

Students

£62.8bn

Local economy

“Based on our report data, I Love MCR® gained us 192 covers in a month! Which, after tax, food cost and advertising costs gave us a good return on investment. We are pleased with how the campaign is working for us..."

Asha's Restaurant

Reach out to our community

According to Google Analytics, I Love MCR® receives a minimum of 12 million hits per year. Most visitors are female, aged between 25-44, on their mobile phone coming from either social media or Google. Find out more about our audience…

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16M+

Website visitors per year
(and growing…)

365K+

Social media followers
(and growing…)

50K+

Email subscribers
(and growing…)

Our analytics

50M+

Google impressions per year
(and growing…)

Traffic

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

Devices

Mobile 75%
Desktop 20%
Tablet 5%

Gender

Female 60%
Male 40%

Age

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

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"Great work, great team! We’ve been working with I Love MCR® for years now and not only has our group of hotels benefited hugely, they are delightful to work with. Thanks guys!"

Eclectic Hotel Group

Engage with our 365K+ followers

185K+

Facebook Likes
(and growing…)

90K+

Twitter followers
(and growing…)

90K+

Instagram followers
(and growing…)

“I Love MCR® is great. While getting to know Manchester we used the site a lot to find out what’s trending. It’s a great guide to a great city - thankfully our restaurant received a lot of attention”

Hawksmoor Restaurant

Video creation

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.

It's all tracked

We track the performance of your advertising campaign with various analytics tools before we send you full monthly statistical reports.

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 target a captive mobile audience. An audience that is responsive and impulsive.

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

We’ll put you on the map. Feature your best offering, experience or event for just £50 per month. We’ll even send a push notification to all of the members…

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“We have used I Love MCR® for Parklife. I always point people towards their App. They actually care about the city and support it, giving back to great causes. As an online food guide, I always look at it for recommendations. What sets them aside from some of their competition is that they actually get results for their clients! Great work. Great team."

Sacha Lord, Parklife

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Advertise on digital out-of-home media aka outdoor media screens with I Love MCR® and partners.

So, 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. Looking for brand awareness, more sales or event promotion, we’ve got you covered.

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

Banners
£495pcm

Editorial
£295

Newsletter
£295

App feature
£50pcm

Solus email
£495

Social media
£495pcm

Photography
£250

Competition
£295

Graphic design
£295

What’s On Page
£295

Video
£1495

Site takeover
£995

Pop-up
£995

£2,000/mo

✔️Fixed Banners
✔️Editorial
✔️Competition
✔️Newsletter
✔️App feature
✔️Pinned social media interaction
✔️What’s On Page
✔️Solus email
✔️Photography
✔️Graphic Design
✔️Video
✔️Site takeover
✔️Pop-up.

£1495/mo

✔️Banners
✔️Editorial
✔️Competition
✔️Newsletter
✔️App feature
✔️Social media interaction
✔️What’s On Page
✔️Solus email
✔️Photography
✔️Graphic Design
✔️Video
✔️Site skin
❌Pop-up.

£995/mo

✔️Banners
✔️Editorial
✔️Competition
✔️Newsletter
✔️App feature
✔️Social media interaction
✔️What’s On Page
✔️Solus email
✔️Photography
✔️Graphic Design
✔️Video or
✔️Site skin
❌Pop-up.

£695/mo

✔️Banners
✔️Editorial
✔️Competition
✔️Newsletter
✔️App feature
✔️Social media interaction
✔️What’s On Page
✔️Solus email or
✔️Photography
❌Graphic Design
❌Video
❌Site skin
❌Pop-up.

£550/mo

✔️Banners
✔️Editorial
✔️Competition
✔️Newsletter
✔️App feature
✔️Social media interaction
✔️What’s On Page
❌Solus email
❌Photography
❌Graphic Design
❌Video
❌Site skin
❌Pop-up.

Prices: all our prices are excluding VAT; priced per calendar month (pcm); advertising requires a minimum of 3 months to maximise results.

Photography: one video per quarter

Video: one video per quarter

Site takeover: one site takeover per quarter for 7 days

Pop-up: one pop-up per quarter for 7 days

5% charity discount: we give recognised charities 10% discount

5% agency commission: we give recognised agencies a 5% kickback

Out-of-Home Media
(billboards)
£POA

Broadcasting
(radio/podcast)
£POA

Event
management
£POA

Social media
ad management
£POA

Get in touch

Where the magic happens
426-428 Royal Exchange, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7EP

Give us a bell
0161 710 2665

Drop us an email
advertise@ilovemanchester.com

Office hours:
10am – 5pm Mon – Fri
Saturdays are for arts and culture.
Sundays are a day of rest and roast dinners.

Policy and Terms & Conditions

I Love MCR (we) only advertise what we endorse or has direct benefit to the community. We will not endorse gambling nor anything of a political or religious nature. All reviews will remain impartial. We won’t be bribed by money or payment in kind. We stick to the rules of the Advertising Standards Agency UK. Paid for editorial content is labelled ‘Sponsored’ to meet with ASA UK regulations. Online advertising requires a minimum commitment of three months to ensure maximum exposure. I Love MCR® is a registered trademark protected against unauthorised use for commercial gain of goods and services since 2009. Please read our full advertising Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy.

Advertise I Love Manchester

We stick to the rules of The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA UK)