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  • HOME – Rose

    HOME – Rose

    Media, Online, Outdoor, Press

    In a rare appearance, Dame Janet Suzman made a return to the stage for HOME’s April production of Rose, a tale charting the fate of Europe’s Jewish community through the Twentieth Century and into the Millennium. To create a strong impact, we created a multi-modal advertising campaign including a range of outdoor and press formats. To […]

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  • Contact Theatre – Summer Season

    Contact Theatre – Summer Season

    Media, Outdoor

    In April 2017, Contact Theatre approached KMS Media looking to promote their summer season. With a relaunch looming, they were looking to target a younger, quirkier audience to widen their appeal beyond just youth theatre. We assessed their budget and implemented a city-wide outdoor campaign utilising legal fly posters. With great positioning and cost-effective rates, […]

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  • Town Hall and Symphony Hall – There Will be Blood

    Town Hall and Symphony Hall – There Will be Blood

    Media, Online

    Spring 2017 saw Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham host There Will be Blood which saw Paul Thomas Anderson’s oscar-winning film accompanied by a live orchestral performance of Jonny Greenwood’s score. We designed a bespoke online display campaign to target a vast range of audiences and in order to maintain relevance, we linked the event […]

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  • York Theatre Royal – Murder Margaret and Me

    York Theatre Royal – Murder Margaret and Me

    Media, Online, Outdoor

    In Spring 2017, York Theatre Royal hosted Murder Margaret and Me, a story of Margaret Rutherford’s hidden secrets. KMS Media planned a multi-platform campaign to target a range of audiences from theatre enthusiasts to fans of Rutherford herself. Due to the lack of outdoor and digital advertising in York, we created a strong online-focused campaign which outperformed […]

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  • Royal Exchange – The Suppliant Women

    Royal Exchange – The Suppliant Women

    Media, Outdoor

    In March 2017, Royal Exchange showcased a production of The Suppliant Women; a 2,500 year old tale of 50 women fleeing forced marriage their homelands to seek asylum in Greece. For this campaign, we strategically planned lamp post pennants to showcase their artwork and create a strong outdoor presence. Great for targeting high footfall areas and main arterial routes, […]

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  • Birmingham Rep – One Love

    Birmingham Rep – One Love

    Media, Outdoor

    In March 2017, Birmingham Repertory Theatre hosted One Love: The Bob Marley Musical, “a spiritual and political journey celebrating one of the most influential artists of our time.’ With excellent full motion artwork, we planned and booked a number of digital screens on ‘The Loop’ in Birmingham City Centre. Effective artwork is key to any […]

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  • York Theatre Royal – Cinderella

    York Theatre Royal – Cinderella

    Media, Outdoor

    After a record-breaking pantomime at the Signal Box Theatre, York Theatre Royal were excited to welcome Cinderella to their newly redeveloped theatre space! To ensure they achieved a strong outdoor presence, we planned and implemented a multi-format campaign including Pennants, Streetliners and Rail Station screens.

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  • Midland Arts Centre – The Bear

    Midland Arts Centre – The Bear

    Media, Outdoor

    In November, we worked with the Midland Arts Centre to promote their festive production of ‘The Bear.’ With striking artwork, we created a digital screen campaign across the Loop in Birmingham and with the Christmas Markets in full swing, their engagement rate was fantastic! With the ability to play motion, this is a great example […]

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  • Royal Exchange Theatre – Birth

    Royal Exchange Theatre – Birth

    Media, Outdoor

    In October 2016, Royal Exchange Theatre hosted a global festival of theatre and debate which included seven countries, seven female playwrights and one global controversy. We booked a digital outdoor campaign utilising the ‘The Loop’, a series of digital screens across Manchester City Centre!

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  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre – Treasure Island

    Birmingham Repertory Theatre – Treasure Island

    Media

    In November 2016 we worked with Birmingham Repertory Theatre to showcase their production of Treasure Island. The Birmingham Loop, a series of digital screens around Birmingham City Centre, has become popular with clients looking to utilise out of home formats and we think it worked excellently to display the eye catching artwork for this campaign!

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  • HOME Manchester – Rachel Maclean

    HOME Manchester – Rachel Maclean

    Media, Online, Outdoor

    In October 2016, HOME welcomed Rachel Maclean to showcase her ‘wot u 🙂 about’ exhibition. We used a range of arts and entertainment press titles to display the eye-catching creative, as well as a multiple online formats to encourage ticket purchases.

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  • HOME Manchester – Ghost

    HOME Manchester – Ghost

    Media, Online, Outdoor

    Having worked closely with HOME since their launch, we recently worked together on their latest production. To advertise their production of Ghosts, we put together a comprehensive range of advertising formats to ensure the best potential audiences were met. The campaign included: online formats, streetliners, adrails, 48 sheet billboards, as well as a range of […]

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  • Design Manchester Festival

    Design Manchester Festival

    Media, Online, Outdoor

    An annual festival celebrating creativity, art, design, film and music, we were really excited to put together a comprehensive media campaign for Design Manchester. Their adverts were shown across specialist regional press titles, as well as a range of out of home formats including passenger panels, billboards and city centre columns.      

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  • Manchester Primary Care Partnership

    Manchester Primary Care Partnership

    Media, Online, Press, Radio

    2016 brought us a fantastic awareness campaign for the Manchester Care Partnership to promote the extended opening hours of doctors practices. The campaign has a strong mix of Outdoor, radio, digital and press. The adverts are impossible to miss!

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  • Old Royal Naval College

    Old Royal Naval College

    Media, Outdoor

    We are really proud of our latest new business win, the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, it is fantastic to work with ORNC on promoting the conservation of the Painted Hall! Their campaign launched in May and continues throughout the year with a striking creative across premier outdoor sites across London.

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  • Business Growth Hub

    Business Growth Hub

    Media, Outdoor

    The Business Growth Hub campaign #LetsDoThisBGH was launched in May with excellent coverage across Gtr Manchester and Manchester City Centre. The Outdoor campaign was impossible to miss and combined with a strong online campaign the results have been fantastic!

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  • Launching HOME Manchester

    Launching HOME Manchester

    Media, Online, Outdoor, Press

    HOME is set to be a centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester and we are delighted to be working on their launch! As part of the First Street development, it is great to see something fresh and exciting coming to Manchester so we worked really hard to ensure we promoted the launch […]

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  • Whitworth Art Gallery Re-opening

    Whitworth Art Gallery Re-opening

    Media

    The Whitworth Art Gallery witnessed a grand re-opening on Valentines Day 2015 and as part of their campaign, we incorporated stunning creatives to tease audiences before the official launch. A range of mediums were used including six sheets, escalator panels, MPU’s and other online formats.

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  • Worthing Symphony Orchestra

    Worthing Symphony Orchestra

    Media

    Campaign Dates June- September 14 Worthing Symphony Orchestra are promoting their World Class Soloists by advertising in titles such as BBC Music Magazine , Classic FM, and the Culture section on Guardian online.

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  • HOME Manchester – New Season

    HOME Manchester – New Season

    Media

    To announce the upcoming new season at the new HOME for Library Theatre and Cornerhouse, the campaign for HOME included a mix of standout digital 6 sheets, striking pennants and prime positioned press adverts.

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  • Milton Keynes International Festival

    Milton Keynes International Festival

    Media

    MKIF has been transforming central Milton Keynes with a world-class multi-arts programme of extraordinary events since 2010. We have worked with MKIF on both their 2014 and 2016 festival to create a stunning range of national press and outdoor advertising campaigns, including very eye catching ticket barriers!  

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  • National Museums Liverpool – April Ashley

    National Museums Liverpool – April Ashley

    Media

    The April Ashley exhibition used beautiful creatives on a range of outdoor advertising formats. One of our particular favourites was the Bus Streetliners which proved very eye catching!  

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  • Library Theatre

    Library Theatre

    Media, Outdoor

    The Educating Rita campaign saw a range of showstopping digital six sheets placed at Piccadilly train station!

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  • NML – Alive: in the face of death

    NML – Alive: in the face of death

    Media, Online, Outdoor

    National Museum’s Liverpool hosted ‘Alive: In the face of death’ from May – September 2013. Featuring more than 70 images, Rankin set to explore and challenge our perceptions of death by revealing the stories of those who have touched by death. With such a stunning creative, this media campaign was extremely effective across a range […]

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  • ‘The Massacre’ at Library Theatre

    ‘The Massacre’ at Library Theatre

    Media, Outdoor, Press

    Staged in a secret venue, the Massacre by Manchester Sound was a dynamic finale to the Library Theatre Company’s programme of immersive and site specific theatre experiences. Using fantastic creatives, we put together a campaign which used legal fly posters, digital six sheets and striking press ads in the Guardian Guide, Metro and City Life.

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  • Manchester Museum

    Manchester Museum

    Media, Outdoor

    For Manchester Museum’s ‘Natures Library’ campaign, we used a range of strategically positioned adverts in areas of the city which have increased opportunities to be seen by families or tourists. The media for this campaign included pennants, streetliners and 6 sheets.  

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  • Royal Exchange Theatre – A Doll’s House

    Royal Exchange Theatre – A Doll’s House

    Media, Outdoor

    A liberating play about female empowerment and domestic revolution, ‘A Dolls House’ was showcased at the Royal Exchange Theatre from May-June 2013. For this production, we used eye catching pennants around Manchester City Centre.

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  • Manchester Museum – Ancient Worlds

    Manchester Museum – Ancient Worlds

    Media, Outdoor

    In January November 2012, the opening of Ancient Worlds marked the centenary of the first Egyptian Gallery to be opened at Manchester Museum. With a media mix of streetliners, Metrolink panels, pennants and 6 sheets, Manchester Museum certainly stood out from the crowd.  

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  • Royal Northern College of Music – Ludwig Van Festival

    Royal Northern College of Music – Ludwig Van Festival

    Media, Outdoor

    To celebrate 40 years of RNCM, we worked closely together on a high impact media campaign consisting of Lampost pennants and 48 sheet billboards around the city centre.  

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  • Belgrade Theatre – 20th Century Boy

    Belgrade Theatre – 20th Century Boy

    Media, Outdoor

    Campaign Date: September 2012

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  • The North Wall

    The North Wall

    Media

    Campaign Date:
    September – November 2012

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  • Royal Exchange Theatre

    Royal Exchange Theatre

    Media

    Campaign Date: Autumn / Winter 2012

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  • Walker Art Gallery

    Walker Art Gallery

    Media

    Campaign Date:
    September 2012 – Jan 2013

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  • Jorvik Viking Centre

    Jorvik Viking Centre

    Media

    Campaign Date: July – September 2012

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  • Jorvik Dig

    Jorvik Dig

    Media

    Campaign Date: July – September 2012

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  • MK International Festival

    MK International Festival

    Media

    Campaign Date: July 2012

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  • World Museum-Wild Planet

    World Museum-Wild Planet

    Media

    Campaign Date: July – October 2012

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  • Liverpool Biennial 2012

    Liverpool Biennial 2012

    Online

    Campaign Date: Sept-Nov 2012

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  • Walker Art Gallery

    Walker Art Gallery

    Online

    Campaign Date: May – August 2012

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  • NML Age of the Dinosaur

    NML Age of the Dinosaur

    Online

    Campaign Dates: 23rd Jan – 5th Feb

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  • UnitedText

    UnitedText

    Online

    Campaign Date: April 2012

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  • Belgrade Theatre

    Belgrade Theatre

    Media

    Campaign Date: May – June 2012

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  • Warwick Arts Centre

    Warwick Arts Centre

    Media

    Campaign Date: June 2012

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  • Royal Exchange Theatre

    Royal Exchange Theatre

    Media

    Campaign Dates: 11 April to 12 May

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  • Band on the Wall

    Band on the Wall

    Media

    Campaign Dates: June to August 2012

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  • Belgrade Theatre

    Belgrade Theatre

    Media

    Campaign Dates: 31 March to 14 April

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  • NML Seized

    NML Seized

    Media

    Campaign Dates: 23rd Jan – 5th Feb

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  • Rambert Dance Company

    Rambert Dance Company

    Media

    Campaign Dates: 6th – 19th Feb

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  • Walker Art Gallery

    Walker Art Gallery

    Media

    Campaign Dates: 13th Jan – 19th Feb

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  • Walker Art Gallery

    Walker Art Gallery

    Media

    Campaign Dates: 23rd Jan – 5th Feb

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With more than 150 million users viewing 2.5 billion snaps per day, Snapchat is quickly becoming the way to generate brand awareness and engage with new audiences. Who: Snapchat continues to be a ‘young persons’ platform, with the dominant age range falling between 18-35 year-olds. Audience data also shows a peak in the amount of 35+ individuals […]

  Powerhouse: a person or thing of great energy, strength, or power. Therefore, a Northern Powerhouse is made up of northern people & businesses – obviously? Well, not necessarily, it seems. There is an increasing indication of London corporates and monopolists circling, having spotted that there is a pool of untapped potential here, using their […]

This year KMS Media celebrates it’s 5th Birthday! Right from day one when we launched during the economic downturn in 2012, we believed that there was space in the industry for an independent, specialised & personable agency, dedicated to providing innovative advertising for the Arts and Entertainments sectors. This belief and drive has so far been proven […]

At KMS Media we’re always on the look out for innovative, alternative advertising options and we’re excited to say we can now offer our clients ambient outdoor formats. We’re teaming up with ambient specialists, Jack Arts, so whether you want to fill a phone box with balloons or decorate a billboard with feathers – we […]

In an exciting boost for digital advertising, Magna’s latest spend forecast predicts that 2017 will see the global digital advertising spend overtake TV for the first time. As mobile, video and online advertising continue to rise in popularity, the television ad spend is barely growing (just 0.4% last year) and forecasts predict that digital is […]

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We had no hesitation in supporting KMS Media. Karen and Millie demonstrate a phenomenal track record in providing gold standard media services to their clients, and by helping talent like these guys start-up new companies we can ensure that Manchester continues to challenge London in the quality and breadth of its media services…

Elliot Muscant – Managing Director at Carat Manchester 

KMS media provide excellent service. They are an incredibly creative team and an absolute pleasure to work with.

Fiona McGarva – Manager at Design Manchester 

We chose KMS to deliver our media buying campaign because of their expertise in the arts and their excellent level of customer service.

We’ve made a good choice.

Tim Manley – Head of Marketing at Manchester Museum & The Whitworth

I’ve worked with Karen and Millie off and on for the last five years.
They have an extensive grasp of all aspects of media planning and are tenacious negotiators always striving to offer their clients the best strategy and the keenest rates. I’ve no doubt that they can offer any prospective client an excellent level of service with their knowledge of the regional marketplace and expertise in the live arts and culture sector.

Keamus Setna – Head of Agency Sales at CBS Outdoor 

With HOME opening its doors in Spring 2015 its useful for us to work with an agency that understands the Arts. Karen and Millie at KMS Media consistently provide an enthusiastic and informative approach to use media in new ways to ensure highly competitive results.

Alex Bond – Sales and Marketing Officer at HOME Manchester 

KMS are always my first port of call when planning campaigns. Their knowledge, advice and ability to broker the best deals makes them an invaluable partner in producing cost effective marketing and advertising solutions.

Malcolm Duffin – Marketing & Communications Director at Band On The Wall 

 

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