The new business agency
for marketing and
technology firms


About US

Intelligence Led New Business
New Business Development

We love to do the thing our clients hate doing most and do it better than they ever imagined possible.

Our role as a new business agency is to unearth opportunities for our clients within the companies they want to work with and get them in front of the decision maker for their service .

The Manifest new business team are rightly recognised as the crème de la crème of new business lead generation and will tell your story with passion, eloquence and conviction

Our techniques are channel agnostic, disruptive and engaging. Our results astounding.

Our clients expect, and our team deliver, 100%.

  • an Experienced Team

    Our team have been with us for an average of eight years and have all previously worked in a marcoms agency, client side marketing team or technology business.

  • knowing who to target ...

    The data platform we use tells us which clients to target and when through the tracking of reviews, investment, new appointments and historical patterns.

  • ... HOW TO REACH THEM ...

    The LinkedIn plugin we use unearths the contact details of even the most difficult to reach CMO or CTO. Direct lines, email addresses and even mobile phone numbers.

  • ... and how to convert them.

    We use A.I. to analyse the profile of the decision maker; knowing their personality type enables us to match their style which results in more conversions.

Our focus

Delivering Targeted Opportunities.

We specialise in helping marketing communications agencies and technology businesses win more clients by finding new business opportunities for them with the decision makers for their service within the companies they want to work with.

Only those companies and brands we have identified as being a good fit for your business and that you have agreed for us to target will be approached on your behalf.

The channels we use fall into three categories: Broadcast, Listening and Narrowcast.
Broadcast

Your PR, SEO, AdWords and social marketing, together with your reputation and networking, will drive prospects to your website. We would suggest using software to identify your anonymous website traffic. You may also want to undertake email campaigns to further drive inbound web traffic and we can help here with provision of data.

Listening

Our tech stack includes ALF Insight, Crunchbase as well as various LinkedIn plugins which when combined enable us to predict where there is likely to be a greater need for your service. Using this intelligence, we will tailor niche messages to each prospective new client to make every approach sound like the only one that matters to your agency.

Narrowcast

What is the best and most appropriate channel to use to get your proposition and the niche message we have developed noticed by the prospect we are approaching? Some companies and marketing teams are best approached by email, others are more likely to warm to a personal telephone call and others a well written letter or social approach.

Our Team

Dedicated To Fulfilling Our Promises
Adam Whittaker
Adam Whittaker
Founder & Managing Director
Adam is the MD of Manifest and will is responsible for the strategic direction of all client campaigns.

Adam has over 30 years agency new business experience and was new business director at Communicator and Bowes Darby.

One surprising thing about me is … I have played at Glastonbury.
Sam Reardon Smith
Sam Reardon Smith
Founder
Sam is responsible for all of the operational aspects of the business and was previously the new business director of Halpern Communications.

One surprising thing about me is … I was an extra in Barry Lyndon by Kubrick.
Lucy Barcoo
Lucy Barcoo
Client Services Director
Lucy has over 17 years experience of working on agency new business and has been setting up new clients for the team for the past ten.
Sylvia Lazarides
Sylvia Lazarides
Operations Director
Sylvia worked for the digital agency Dot Digital where she was responsible for business development of their marketing automation division before joining Manifest.

One surprising thing about me … I am trilingual.
Peter Singleton
Peter Singleton
Finance Director
Pete is responsible for the financial running of the business and has a background as a bursar at a private school before which he was an army man.

One surprising thing about me is … I have seen Motorhead three times.
David
David
Account Director
David has been with Manifest for twelve years and is a French national who is naturally fluent in English. Prior to joining Manifest David worked in fashion and beauty PR as an account manager at Exposure, Jackie Colins PR and Redheads PR.

One surprising thing about me is … I can be seen in the film In Bed With Madonna.
Henry
Henry
Account Director
Henry lives in Barcelona and has worked in agency new business for over five years.

One surprising thing about me is I have a French bulldog called Dave Pablo.
John
John
Account Director
John has been at Manifest for seven years and has worked across the whole spectrum of marketing disciplines. Prior to joining our team John worked in business development in the live events industry with Event Live Media.

One surprising thing about me is … I was a jockey.
Scott
Scott
Account Director
Prior to joining Manifest four years ago, Scott had more than 20 years experience at leading London advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann Erickson, M&C Saatchi and Havas.

One surprising thing about me is … I was once driven round a grand prix track at 140mph in a Ferrari by James Hunt.
John
John
Account Director
Educated at University College Dublin, John’s background was in marketing for tech and financial services brands before moving over to agency business development in 2013.

One surprising thing about me is … I can sing Johnny Cash songs in perfect pitch.
Simon
Simon
Account Director
Simon has worked in new business development for marketing agencies since 2009 and has also worked for three other new business agencies before joining our team.

One surprising thing about me is … I have seen Coldplay seven times.
Neil
Neil
Account Director
Before joining Manifest Neil worked in the marketing department as well as the new business team of several B2B companies and has a particular specialism in the aerospace industry.

One surprising thing about me is …
Natalie
Natalie
Account Director
Natalie started her career at Target before moving into IT marketing. After moving back to the UK she worked in the marketing team at Mercedes before moving to Manifest.

One surprising thing about me is …
Nabilah
Nabilah
Account Director
Nabilah spent five years working as a business development manager at a digital marketing agency before joining the Manifest team.

One surprising thing about me is …
Seema
Seema
Account Director
Seema worked in the business development team of a digital marketing agency prior to joining Manifest and has been working in new business since 2007.

One surprising thing about me is I have played a part in a Bollywood movie.
Tom
Tom
Account Director
Tom started his career as a marketing higher apprentice at Lloyds Bank before taking up a full-time position in the business, where he stayed for three years before moving into new business development.

One surprising thing about me is …
Kingsley
Kingsley
Account Director
Kinglsey’s new business career started at another new business agency before he moved into the cyber security space where he stayed for four years before joining Manifest.

One surprising thing about me is …
James
James
Account Director
James first worked in new business for another new business agency before moving on to head up the London office of a well known Leeds digital and branding agency prior to coming to Manifest.

One surprising thing about me is …
Jen
Jen
Research Executive
Jen helps Tony and Lucy with the setup of new client databases and has a specialism in researching new markets.

One surprising thing about me is … I have had several dogs win Best of Breed at Crufts.
Zac
Zac
Social Media Exec
Zac is studying to be an actor and helps us out with our social media strategy and engagement.

One surprising thing about me is that I have been a Chelsea season ticket holder since I was four years old.
You?
You?
SDR / BDR
We are looking for SDRs and BDRs to join our team of Account Directors looking after our creative and technology clients

One surprising thing about this role is that it could be you!

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