KMS Media are proud to be multi-award winners and these shiny industry awards are the result of hard work, dedication and strong relationships built with our clients over a number of years. Since launching in 2012 we have been recognised for a number of awards including ‘Best Small Media Agency’ and ‘Best in Class’ - so what is it that sets us aside from the rest?



In 2018 KMS Media became the first organisation to win the Small Media Agency of the Year Award for two consecutive years and we couldn’t be more proud! As a regional, home-grown agency; we feel that KMS Media are a big part of the fast paced, entrepreneurial spirit which makes Manchester so unique.

Now nearly into our seventh year as an independent regional advertising agency, KMS Media’s reputation amongst Marketers has grown significantly and this has resulted in many of our new business wins coming through direct recommendations. We have also found that as we build strong and trusted relationships with our clients, they look to continue working with us when they move to other companies/venues.  This is something we are immensely proud of and gives credit to the dedication and excellent customer service we offer our clients.


This is quite a special one for the team here at KMS Media. Named in honorary memory of the late Martyn Hett, every year the MPA Awards recognises one outstanding media campaign which embodies the collaborative, community ethos of Manchester.

We were overwhelmed to have been presented with the 2018 Martyn Hett Inspiring Manchester Award for our work with regional adoption agency, Adoption Counts. Adoption Counts was launched in July 2017 from the unification of five local authority departments across Greater Manchester and Cheshire East. Adoption Counts is a dedicated team of professionals who help guide and support people through the life changing process of adoption.

Since their launch we have worked closely with the Adoption Counts team, creating bespoke regional campaigns based on high impact Out of Home and tailored digital campaigns. Thus resulting in raising awareness and encouraging potential adopters to come forward.


small mEDIA AGENCY of the year 2017:

In 2017, KMS Media were nominated for the Best Small Media Agency Award in recognition of the significant transitions the company had undertaken that year.

Celebrating the company’s 5th birthday, we decided to take a number of steps to grow KMS Media, including; increasing our staff, relocating to a new office space and undergoing a swanky brand refresh! During this time we also worked with a range of exciting projects such as Design Manchester ‘17, NHS’ Stay Well this Winter Campaign and Storyhouse Chester’s first season.



The Whitworth Art Gallery closed its doors in August 2013 as it underwent a massive £15m redevelopment which would see the gallery double in size, creating new spaces to embrace the park it calls home.  The brief was to raise awareness of the newly refurbished gallery in the build-up to the grand opening on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2015. 

We aimed to make the most of the opportunity to build on the Valentine’s Day opening for the public to ‘fall in love again’ with the Whitworth and created a bespoke campaign incorporating Online, Outdoor and Press. 

With such an exciting development for the City of Manchester and in such an iconic building, we are immensely proud to have won the opportunity to be able to work on its re-opening and over the moon to receive the Inspiring Manchester award in recognition of our hard work.



This award is chosen by the judges on the night and selected from all the award winners of the evening. We were absolutely delighted to win “Best in Class” in recognition of our work with the re-opening of the Whitworth Art Gallery.


A Full List of Awards and Nominations include:

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