Why you should choose Manifest as your new business agency.
We love to do what our clients hate doing and do it better than they ever imagined possible.
Our role is to unearth opportunities for our clients within the companies they want to work with and get them in front of the decision maker for their service .
The Manifest team are rightly recognised as the crème de la crème of agency new business lead generation and will tell your story with passion, eloquence and conviction.
We have devised targeting strategies that deliver opportunities for our clients before they become old news.
We expect, and our team delivers, 100%.
The average tenure of an account director at Manifest is five years and several have been here more than ten.
A pre-requisite for a job at Manifest is a background in either an agency or client side marketing department.
The power of persuasion. The dark art of making another see things your way through the use of language.
You are passionate about your agency; we get it and you can be sure we will be as passionate as you are.
We specialise in helping companies within the creative and marketing services industry win more new clients by arranging new business meetings for them with the decision makers for their service within the companies they want to work with.
The first stage is to identify and define the agency proposition; what is it that you actually do? Why do your clients love working with you? And crucially, why should a prospective new client give up an hour of their precious time to meet you.
Once the strategy has been agreed the next stage in the process is the planning of the campaign. Who do you want to meet with? What is the ideal outcome of the meetings you want to attend and what resources can you provide?
Once the strategy and planning stages have been completed we will be ready to start pitching your agency; we will contact your prospects by telephone and email, tell them your story and arrange for you to meet them if appropriate.
Your contact at Manifest will keep you fully informed of progress at all times. You will be provided with a monthly report of all contacts that have been made with a précis of the exchanges, meetings arranged and attended plus stats.
The founders of Manifest and all of our team, come from an agency background.
Sam Reardon Smith
Things some of our lovely clients have said about or to us
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