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There’s been lots of talk of the lack of a Manchester / Northern scene in the ad/design industry so lets create one. Here’s a space to share ideas, tips, clients to avoid, raise the bar creatively. Lets share our passion for what we do. Not just the agency owners and senior management, but anyone who works in an agency – we all have the power to bring about change and learn and teach.

So jump in, invite your friends from other agencies. There’s no need to say which agency you are from unless you want to, and this isn’t endorsed by any particular agency as a PR excercise.. who knows we may even be able to organise p*ss ups , err I mean meetings in real life!! ooooo…

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Scary stuff.. I was out last night for a New Business debate at the Circle and was really scared walking to and from my car – never seen or heard anything like it..

Here is an extract from an email I just received from a friend of mine who works in Manchester

Oh my dear god..  who knows what will happen AFTER the match!To give you an idea of what town is like today – see the attached!

Its insane – I work x10 steps away from St Peters Square and its just as
mad, if not worse (the little streets around it are rammed too)!!!

The streets between exchange square, st peters sq and picadilly gardens
are filled with VERY drunkered rangers fans…its a sea of blue fans,
broken glass, vodka bottles and beer cans!

I was v late this morning simply because there was a swarm of thousands
of plastered fans staggering the streets!

I’m actually scared to leave my building…when I popped out for lunch,
I struggled to get back and I couldn’t get through the barrier (the area
is sectioned off just by my works door) – saw blokes weeing everywhere,
fans passed out, had to step over cans and bottles in my new shoeshies &
thought I was going to get trampled on! “

Update – they are now turning the streets of Manchester into rivers of piss..turning the streets of Manchester into one big urinal

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