Manifest opens New York office
Manifest London, the award-winning independent PR agency has announced the official opening of its US business, Manifest New York Inc. Located at 79, Madison Avenue, NY the new business will provide the same integrated communications offering as Manifest London, where the senior management team will take on a group leadership role spanning both sides of the Atlantic.
Founder and director at Manifest London and now group CEO, Alex Myers commented:
“Opening a New York office was always part of the business plan when we started Manifest London and it’s great to have things up and running. The US business will specialise in helping ambitious UK brands launch in the US as well as further enhancing our capacity to develop and execute global campaigns.”
Founding clients already represented by the new venture include the fast-growing Morph Costumes; sex toy innovator, Hot Octopuss; high end men’s grooming brand, Closed on Mondays; the International Wine Challenge; Spanish restaurant group, La Tasca; branding consultancy, Studio Output; renowned creative industry event, Glug and global messaging app, Viber. Manifest New York will also help to deliver international campaigns coordinated by Manifest London, such as Someone Like Me, the global sex education partnership between MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Durex, as well as provide added value support for its global clients such as BrewDog and Samsung Techwin.
Manifest New York already has a launch team of five in place, made up of new hires recruited in New York coupled with team members from the London office relocating to the US. At launch, the business will be headed by Myers and Manifest’s head of digital, Neil Hallmark, as the final stages of recruitment for a US managing director are completed.
The announcement is just one aspect of a great start to 2015 from Manifest London, which includes new client wins in the form of Gumtree, FightMe.com and UniPlaces. The company has also unveiled a new brand identity designed to accommodate further international expansion.
Alex Myers added:
“It has been five years since we set up Manifest London and we’ve come a long way since working from a kitchen table. The team we have assembled in London has created an agency unlike any other and we are very excited to take our unique brand of creativity and integration to the US.”