Hello! We’re McCann Manchester. When it comes to marketing communications agencies, we're a bit different.
You’ll find us on a unique country house campus in rural Cheshire. This is home to 370 hugely talented people with skills in just about every marketing specialism you’ll ever need - and it also comes with its very own on-site pub and a gaggle of ghosts. But don’t be deceived by the rural idyll. We work with many of Britain’s best-known and best-loved brands. Our campus creates an environment that nurtures great thinking and great ideas.
Our digital offering, McCann Connected, is a top 30 digital agency and its 140 specialists span the paid, owned and earned landscapes, including content production. We help our clients make sense of the complex journeys consumers make and develop marketing solutions without bias or borders. We help connect consumers with brands, technology, and, of course, each other. Customers don’t live or shop in digital silos, so we don’t operate in them, and we recognise that today’s customer journeys are more complex than ever. Our response is to create digital solutions to your business challenges that exist without borders or boundaries.
It doesn’t matter if it’s advertising, PR, digital, media, search or social media, a great idea that helps our clients grow their business is always a great idea. As we say, where we work is very much part of how we work. And how we work is by helping brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. If you’re meaningful, you’re relevant and have a clear role. And if you’re relevant and have a clear role, you’re more likely to be valued, loved and most importantly used by and bought by consumers.
We create meaning by harnessing the power of truth. When H K McCann established the company more than 100 years ago, he came up with a compelling idea; find a truth and tell it well. It’s a philosophy that has stood the test of time. More than a century later, we are still guided by the thinking of our founder. We call it Truth Well Told.
We're an agency of 370 people across 3 sites, each full of ingenious, smart and mischievous people. At McCann Manchester diversity and inclusivity isn’t an initiative, it’s part of who we are - a celebrated hive of multiculturalism where collaboration is key.
We’re invested in our employees’ personal and professional development and within our learning and development programme IMPACT, there is truly something for everyone. We enable people to learn independently with certified qualifications, web-based access to a range of materials and a library of self-improvement books. There’s a focus on sharing expertise internally across the agency with regular workshops run by subject matter experts and these are supplemented with regular talks from external guests.
But we also know there is life beyond work, and that’s why we have a dedicated team who organise seasonal parties and social events such as charity fundraisers, Forest School and Family Wild Time, ghost hunts, pub quizzes, regular desk drops as well as gifts and treats galore. The Northern charm and swagger with a sense of humour that spills into our creative work captures the culture and spirit of our people. Our ethos is what we’re known for and that’s why more than 10% of our 2018 staff intake are returners. We’re a warm and welcoming hub who know how to make you feel part of our team, so whatever your thing may be, McCann Manchester is a place where you can find it in abundance.
Transport & amenities:
Our city centre office is home to our SEO, PPC, Paid Social and Analytics functions and is based on Deansgate, easily accessible via public transport. Facilities on site include a break out gaming area and kitchen and employees have access to a local gym. Some of our Developers are also based here.
Our Prestbury campus includes an outdoor swimming pool, pub, bistro, gym and allotments and is based just outside of Macclesfield. A bus service runs from Macclesfield train station and there is ample free parking on site. Our Development team are primarily based here alongside our Account Management, PR & Social Media, Media Planning, Creative and Studio teams.