IPA Agency / PHD Media/Manchester

PHD was launched as the first planning-led media agency in the UK. Today we are still renowned for being the UK's most forward-thinking media agency; we challenge convention, break new ground in communications thinking and ultimately look to find a better way in everything we do. We are the first media agency to have been awarded three D&AD pencils and to have won back-to-back Cannes Lions over two years. We were named 'Network of the Year' at the 2015 Campaign Media Awards and won Marketing Week's Agency of the Year accolade. Established in 2003, PHD’s Manchester office is part of an 80+ office global network and part of Omnicom Media Group, working with local, national and international clients. Our planning-centric approach, coupled with the buying power we offer through Omnicom Media Group’s centralised negotiation point OPera, has attracted a diverse range of regional, national and international clients which include AG Barr, Manchester City Football Club, Jewson and Sainsbury's

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PHD Media/Manchester  
53 King Street
M2 4LQ
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www.phd.co.uk Tel: 0161 237 7900

What we do / Product Experience

  • Charities
  • Clothing/Accessories
  • Cosmetics/Toiletries
  • Home improvements/DIY goods
  • Drink
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Financial services
  • Food
  • Government departments
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household
  • Telecoms
  • Automotive
  • Office Equipment
  • Property
  • Media
  • Retail
  • Electrical goods
  • Travel/Transport
  • Utilities

Who we do it for / Clients

    AG Barr (incl. Barr Flavours, Irn-Bru, KA, Rockstar, Rubicon, Strathmore)|| ||A-Plan Insurance||Bentley||Cholmondeley Pageant of Power||CrossCountry Trains||Crown Paints (incl. Sandtex, Sadolin, Crown Trade)|| ||Emerson Electrical||Foot Asylum||Grand Central Rail||Jewson||Manchester City Football Club||Marketing Cheshire||NCC Group||Sainsbury's Bank||Skippy


PHD Network is a global media company within Omnicom Media Group. The Group represents the combined media assets of full service networks such as PHD as well as a number of speciality media communications companies. Its presence is across 80 countries throughout the world.


Lorraine Williams-Jones

Lorraine Williams-Jones

Head of Futures

Robert Nicol

Robert Nicol

Managing Partner

Key facts

Companies House:
Jan 1 2003
Joined IPA:


Other Accreditation

Sarbanes Oxley
Investors in People



CIM Northern Award

Client :
IRN-BRU ‘Aye no bad to that’
Category :
B2C Campaign of the Year

MPA Inspiration Award

Client :
IRN-BRU ‘Aye no bad to that’
Category :
Best Media Agency Campaign

MPA Inspiration Award

Client :
IRN-BRU ‘Aye no bad to that’
Category :
Best Content Creation

Fresh Creative Awards

Client :
IRN-BRU 'Aye no bad to that'
Category :
Best Integrated Campaign

Northern Marketing Award

Client :
IRN-BRU 'Aye no bad to that'
Category :
Best B2C Campaign
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