At KMS Media, we create vibrant, bespoke advertising campaigns across all media formats.

Launched in 2012, KMS Media are specialists in the Arts, Culture and Charities sectors. We are strong advocates for digital advertising and it is our mission to make digital an accessible and affordable option for all our clients.

We believe through hard work, dedication and commitment; we are able to make big things happen. 

Who We Are:


Karen Young

With a strong background in Media, Karen believes that you don’t need to be big to be great! Enthusiasm and determination drive each of Karen’s projects and it is her ability to interpret a brief from the client’s individual perspective which makes her an invaluable part of your team.


Millie Neil

With over ten years experience in media planning and buying, Millie prides herself on her ability to carry your campaign from idea to implementation. Her ‘hands on’ approach ensures clients target the right audiences using the best formats, so your campaign becomes the best it can be. 


Hollie Stokes

A Journalism graduate from University of Chester, Hollie’s passion for digital media is infectious! With a speciality in Digital Content and social media, she is highly creative with exceptional attention to detail. Hollie is a great asset to clients looking to broaden their digital marketing. 



It is fantastic to be working with the Old Royal Naval College to promote the conservation of their Painted Hall. Deemed the Sistine chapel of the UK, their most recent advertising activity involved a highly targeted Media IQ digital display campaign integrated with a bespoke outdoor campaign which carried their striking creative across a range of premier sites across London.

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THE LAUNCH OF Storyhouse, chester

In 2016 we worked on one of our favourite projects to date; the launch of Storyhouse, Chester’s brand new £37m theatre, library, cinema and arts centre. To create a sense of pride across the city, we created a tailormade media mix of outdoor, digital, online and social media advertising, as well as using local radio to spark conversation about the imminent launch.



In Winter 2017 we worked closely with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to implement and manage a number of simultaneous social media campaigns in conjunction with their outdoor activity. To raise awareness for their Stay Well this Winter and Winter Flu Vaccine campaigns, we implemented a number of promoted Facebook Posts and two Facebook Canvas ads; both of which achieved excellent results.



As of Summer 2016, we are proud to have been successful in our bid for the Adoption Counts tender. To promote the launch of Adoption Counts, a new collaborative adoption agency across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, we planned and implemented a wide-ranging media mix of outdoor, digital, online display and social media formats. Their artwork was impossible to miss across the city..
(and very cute!)

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British red cross - first call home support campaign

From December-January 2018 we implemented an Admaxim Mobile campaign for the Red Cross to raise awareness of their friendly 'first call' service; a dedicated helpline for those who need a little more help in the home. A bespoke landing page was created to include a range of communication points including click-to-call and click-to-email to boost enquiries. The campaign performed particularly well and saw an overall increase in enquiries.

For more examples of our work, visit our instagram: @wearekms

KMS were integral to the success of our launch campaign. As well as professional, they are a creative and smart team. They provided us with the small, dedicated-team feel but delivered the buying power of a National agency. A real go-to for the latest marketing trends.

Nancy Davies, Marketing Manager at Storyhouse, Chester

Working with KMS has been integral to the growth and development of Design Manchester’s DM festival. We have grown incredibly quickly and needed a hard-working, creative, marketing strategy to fit with our ethos. We first worked with KMS on DM16, when we doubled the size of the festival and the visitor numbers, welcoming 40,000 visitors across 12 days. The campaign they developed for us was a key driver in ensuring that footfall, and we're now working on DM17, looking forward to making the festival even more visible throughout the city and beyond.

Fiona McGarva, Festival Director at Design Manchester

Overall we felt that the campaign performed really well and during the six weeks of the outdoor and digital launch campaign we had more enquiries than previously when we were operating as five separate authorities. I was particularly impressed with the range of digital and outdoor, and the coverage across the region.

Helen Romaniszyn, Marketing Officer at Adoption Counts

KMS Media were responsive from the off. In previous roles I have worked with larger media buying agencies and had been frustrated by the lack of accountability, and reliance on very junior staff. This wasn't the case with KMS. Karen and the team worked hard to come up with workable options for us quickly, and presented them in easy to use formats as we sought agreement for funding. There were plenty of creative ideas utilised and KMS' thorough understanding of digital was very helpful, particularly for evaluation.

Their levels of contact and reporting were excellent and overall they are very proactive as an agency. In short working with KMS has been a revelation, and a very good revelation at that! 

Nicola Appleby, Communications Consultant at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

KMS Media are proud to be award winning:

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