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5th Floor, 26 Cross Street, Manchester
M2 7AQ
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Republic of Media Ltd.

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Republic of Media

The Freethinking Agency.

We're an independent media planning and buying agency, with a proven track record of delivering transformative strategy and campaigns that deliver commercial growth for our clients. We have turned challengers in to global market-leaders, launched entrepreneurial start-ups and delivered some of the UK's most memorable and award-winning behaviour change campaigns of the past 10 years.

We call our approach Freethinking. We foster an internal culture of incessant inquisitiveness, challenge our people to challenge the status quo and obsess about the brands we work with as much as our clients. Our independence means we're agile at responding to an ever-changing media landscape, keeping our clients ahead of the curve and ensuring they make the most of any paid media investment. We're experts at extracting maximum value from data, turning facts and stats into actionable consumer insight and, in turn, campaigns that turn heads and get our clients noticed (we have multiple industry effectiveness awards to prove it).

Services include all-channel media planning and buying, sponsorship, comms strategy, digital strategy, behaviour change and primary research.

Since launch in 2012, from offices in Manchester and Edinburgh, the agency has grown to over 70 people servicing more than 55 clients across sectors including drinks, online retail, gambling, travel and public sector. Key clients include bet365, The Scottish Government, Magners Cider, Whyte and Mackay, Severn Trent Water, Beaverbrooks and Landsec.


Simon Crunden, Managing Director Republic of Media & CEO The Freethinking Group
Leigh Herbert, Client Services Director (Manchester)
Gill Jarvie, Client Services Director (Edinburgh)
Simon Watson, Head of Digital


Marketing Society Scotland Agency of the Year: 2018 & 2022
Campaign Media Awards: Public Sector & Charities 2018 & Branded Content - Radio 2022
Marketing Society Scotland: Media, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 & 2023
Northern Digital Awards: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023


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