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Millions of reasons to advertise with I Love MCR®

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

I Love MCR® has generated a massive audience by caring about our beloved city and simply sticking to brand values. We’ve achieved our goals harnessing the power of community through social and digital media.

I Love MCR® is a positive and trusted 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

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 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 umbrella. Read on and enquire 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+

Manchester visitors

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

Our audience

According to Google Analytics, I Love MCR® receives on average 16 million hits per year. Most visitors are female, aged between 25-44, on their mobile coming from either social media or Google. Find out more about our audience…

16M+

Website visitors per year
(and growing…)

346K+

Social media followers
(and growing…)

80K+

Email subscribers
(and growing…)

Analytics

Traffic

Social media 45%
Organic SEO 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%

Behaviour

50+

Real time users
(minimum people on the site at any time)

04:30

Avg. session duration
(average time spent reading the website)

5

Pages per session
(people browse and click through to other pages)

0.77%

Bounce rate
(industry avg. is 40% proving our quality audience)

"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 346K followers

176K+

Facebook Likes
(and growing…)

87K+

Twitter followers
(and growing…)

82K+

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 production

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. Videography is fast becoming the highest engaging medium for marketing promotions. Video content is ranked highly on social media platforms and favoured by platform algorithms. The video content we create will bring your story to life and designed to support the rest of your campaign.

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…

   

“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

Advertise on our Digital Screens

Be seen on premium digital out-of-home media aka outdoor media screens with I Love MCR®

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

Seasonal Page
£295

Video
£1495

Site skin
£995

Pop-up
£995

£2,000pcm

Banners
Editorial
Competition
Newsletter
App feature
Social media interaction
Solus email
Seasonal Landing Page
Photography
Graphic Design
Video
Site skin
Pop-up.

£1495pcm

Banners
Editorial
Competition
Newsletter
App feature
Social media
Solus email
Seasonal Landing Page
Photography
Graphic Design
Video
Site skin.

£995pcm

Banners
Editorial
Newsletter
Competition
App feature
Social media
Solus email
Seasonal Landing Page
Photography
Graphic Design
Video
(OR site skin)

£695pcm

Banners
Editorial
Competition
Newsletter
App feature
Social media
Seasonal Landing Page
Photography
(OR solus email)

£495pcm

Banners
Newsletter (Banner)
App feature
Social media.

Please note: all our prices are excluding VAT and advertising requires a minimum of 3 months to guarantee results.

Agency commission: we give recognised agencies a 5% kickback

Outdoor media
(billboard/banner)
£POA

Broadcasting
(radio/podcast)
£POA

Event
management
£POA

Social media
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.

We're charitable

Give a little, help a lot! Our partner charity is the We Love MCR Charity whose main aim is to improve the lives and life chances of the people of Manchester.

Formerly known as the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal Trust, the charity adopted the look and feel of I Love Manchester ‘because of its association with the positive action’. Registered charity number 1066972.

Policy

I Love MCR® is a registered trademark since 2009. I Love MCR® only advertise what we endorse or has benefit to the community. I Love MCR® will not endorse gambling nor anything of a political or religious nature. I Love MCR® reviews are always impartial. I Love MCR® won’t be bribed by money or payment in kind. Paid for content is clearly marked ‘Sponsored’. Advertising requires a minimum commitment of 3 months to ensure maximum exposure. More on our policy: ilovemanchester.com/policy