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Intelligence Led New Business
New Business Development

Give your business an unfair advantage in the search for new clients

It has long been said that looking for quality new business leads is a little like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Manifest knows which companies are currently undertaking research into your industry.

We know when they are consuming relevant content and we know if they are starting a supplier search process. We can even search by their tech stack and intent to change.

So, if looking for quality new business leads is like looking for a needle in a haystack, then think of Manifest as being like a huge magnet you can use to tease those needles to the surface.

  • 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 holds the details of 99m B2B decision makers in 27m companies worldwide and tells us when people are searching online for new agencies.

  • ... HOW TO REACH THEM ...

    It has direct lines, mobile numbers and email addresses for the vast majority and is recognised as the most up-to-date platform of it's kind in the world.

  • ... and how to convert them.

    With "Scoops" telling us the topics of interest and reasons to reach out, intent signals telling us WHEN to reach out, it is no surprise we have a 25% conversion rate.

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.
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.
John McKay
John McKay
Account Director
John has been at Manifest since 2015. He was previously in new business for an events management firm and before that worked in advertising sales.

One surprising thing about me is … I was a jockey.
Sylvia Lazarides
Sylvia Lazarides
Account 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.
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.
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.
Melanie
Melanie
Account Director
Melanie started her new business career at The Marketing Practice in 2012 before joining her first of three different new business agencies in 2014, after which she joined Manifest.

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 …
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 …
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.

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