Established in 2009, this London-based firm continues to innovate and expand, smashing targets and cementing its position as a pioneer of the modern, brave and forward-thinking UK consultancy.
Manifest updated its structure in 2017, splitting the traditional account-management function in two to deliver "seamless" cross-discipline work and giving campaign managers "licence to get creative". The firm noted a 22 per cent increase in productivity.
Its innovations in influencer relations, news distribution, media reporting and asset delivery were also commended.
Manifest – a gold-winner in the PRWeek Best Places to Work Awards 2018 – introduced several innovations in staff policies, developing a bespoke appraisal system to "track creative thinking, blend skills in our teams and understand not only performance, but potential". It increased its Manifest Diploma training programme budget by 138 per cent; it now includes external training and ‘inspiration’ sessions such as ‘How to be a mother-f*cking legend’. The agency introduced equal parental leave, formalised its paid internship programme and reported an impressive 96.4 per cent staff-retention rate.
The agency won 87 per cent of new business this year, picking up the likes of Sony PlayStation, and its team grew to 28. Fee income rose 48 per cent to £3.2m and profit surged 288 per cent. Take a bow, Manifest.
"Ground-breaking agency, challenging traditional PR agency structures with international presence and cut-through technology platforms"
Manifest is the world's first global small agency with offices in London, Stockholm, New York, and Los Angeles and a network of European agencies.
We are a new kind of creative communications agency, born from PR and continuously working to evolve the agency model.
We're driven by strategy, developing a bespoke approach for every client to deliver the right results in the most creative and effective way.
We don't just provide a service, but work in partnership with our clients, delivering strong opinions on what brands should be doing to engage audiences and to change the world for the better.