Who We Are

mcm is a creative agency, specialising in just one thing – communicating.

We do that through live events, film, digital and experiential.

And we’ve been doing it for over 15 years. Since 2001 we have provided innovative solutions for our diverse client base.

What We Do

Communicating creatively is at the heart of everything we do at mcm. We do it well by having great people empowered to think differently but act consistently.

Our passionate team ensure that projects are delivered on budget, on brand and that the experience exceeds expectations.

The Power of Storytelling

At mcm creative group we excel at creating narrative for compelling stories. We harness the power of storytelling to bring emotion and feeling into our client’s communications and to personalise the experience for the audience.

The power of storytelling enables brands to engage with their customers and staff alike, to make sense of strategic decisions, add emotion to decision making and put a name, face, and some personality behind a message.

Our Work

We have long standing relationships with our global clients and pride ourselves on delivering excellence in brand experiences across all areas of our business.

Our Clients

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Brilliant, thanks for all your hard work!

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Our People

Our expert team of experienced Project Managers, Technical Managers, Producers and Editors have three core focus areas of delivery; Corporate events, experiential activation and film. Our passionate team ensure that projects are delivered on budget, on brand and that the experience exceeds expectations.

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Adriana

Producer/Director/Editor

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Alex

Assistant Financial Controller

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Andreas

Senior Graphic Designer

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Lee

Technical Manager

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Carina

Senior Event Manager

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Clare

Senior Event Manager

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Clare

Video Production Executive

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Dave

Technical Manager

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Emily

Senior Event Manager

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Steve

Operations Director

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Nicky

Managing Director

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Jane

Client Director

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Neil

Chairman / Creative Director

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Justin

Executive Producer

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Karen

Client Director

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News and Views

  • If you are thinking of taking your brand on tour in 2017, then get in touch - we are experts in content, planning and delivery.

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  • Well thats it for our Entrepreneurial Growth tour for 2016. 20 cities, 10 weeks. Thanks to the great team who delivered razor sharp content.

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  • RT @neilcrespin: It's the last week of our Entrepreneurial tour of the UK. Not about the look and feel but what's being said that's crucial…

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We are hiring!

We have a vacancy for a Senior Graphic Designer to join our creative team. We are looking for someone with a wide range of skills, a great creative eye, and an obsessive attention to detail.

Working alongside two Creative Directors you will be responsible for the output of our own agency brand work along with a vast range of activities for our varied and busy client portfolio.

…And you will be required to use PowerPoint!

See below for the full job description.

Graphic Designer

Reporting to the Creative Director, the Graphic Designer is responsible for developing concepts and artwork for projects from inception through production to final delivery, ensuring that all work meets the brief and desired outcomes, delivered within agreed timescales.

Main Responsibilities of the Role

Deliver work of the highest standard across multiple platforms, from initial brief through to concept and design generation and final production

Understanding the brief and achieving all of the desired outcomes from our clients and internal teams

Work closely with the Project Teams to help define project timings and make sure work is delivered on time and within budget

Present designs and rational to internal teams and stakeholders, taking on feedback and being able to influence or negotiate when appropriate

Possess thorough knowledge of the printing process and having the ability to effectively layout each page that will translate onto screen or page.

Direct liaison with printers and print management suppliers to discuss formats, paper weights, sizes and finishes as well as other external suppliers when necessary

Support freelance creative resource as and when they are engaged to work on other projects for the company

Designing pitches and presentations for the new business team

Updating and designing all company collateral

Proactive research and good application and understanding of client branding and assets, always adhering to brand guidelines.

Determining size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and font style and size

Brand guardian, ensuring all company branding and collateral follows our guidelines

Areas of Expertise

• Adobe Creative Suite

• Photoshop

• In-Design

• PowerPoint

• Illustrator

• Flash

• 2D

• 3D animation

• A knowledge of HTML and CSS

Key skills

Innovative, highly creative, thinking with a stragetic approach

First class powerpoint skills

Willingness and ability to work independently or part of a team

Able to work under pressure, meeting deadlines and multitasking

Highly organised and able to prioritise own work schedule

Able to work within brand and design guidelines

Excellent graphical skills, creative flair and good colour sense

Excellent accuracy and grammatical skills and attention to detail with regards to copy/content

Keeping abreast of relevant new techniques in design software, design trends and interesting developments in the design industry and sharing with the wider team.

Flexibility required for working additional hours to achieve deadlines particularly around new business pitches

Translating brand values into staff engagement

In this piece, Neil Crespin, Creative Director and Founder of mcm creative group, discusses brand values and staff engagement – how one relates to the other, why it’s important and how to make sure you’re getting it right.
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We all know how critical brand values are to business success, but all too often we overlook the vital role staff engagement has to play in bringing them to life. Time and money can be spent on getting them right, but if you don’t have truly engaged staff, ones that are capable of conveying your brand values to your customers, then all of that initial effort just ends up going to waste.

Happily, there are plenty of ways to avoid this happening. So here are some of the key things to consider that I have learned from watching and helping other businesses on their journeys. Some obvious, but trust me – often ignored, and some less so.

1. Always make sure you secure buy-in on the importance, available resources and goals from the senior executive teams and management groups before you try to get buy-in on the ‘shop-floor’. It’s amazing how often there is a large disconnect between different groups within a business in terms of what is trying to be achieved.
2. Don’t just try to force a set of standards or values that come only from the Boardroom. Initiate improvement efforts or changes based on key insights derived from an employee engagement survey, an employee steering group or a ‘front line’ representative. Employees will engage far better with something they feel they have had some involvement in creating. Make sure they get involved. A great starting point is to use staff from all levels of the business to design and define your company values.
3. Remember if you get staff engagement right as well as revolutionising their interactions with customers you will also improve employees’ willingness to stay employed by you. Given the importance of people to any business this is a significant win. It will also likely change the extent to which these same employees communicate positively about your brand to colleagues, friends, family and other contacts. A genuine brand ambassador, who continues to be so outside the workplace, is a powerful advocate for your organisation.
4. Your chosen set of Brand Values should be used to ensure there is a strong alignment between the quality and calibre of your employees and the value customers feel they receive. What I mean by that is, that any form of employee engagement program – even if it’s a set of ‘rules’ that staff have to adhere to, helps ensure that employees are positive advocates of the brand and contribute to a strong brand experience across all stakeholders – including other employees right through to whoever the ultimate customer is.
Brand values and staff engagement are two distinct, but linked, aspects of how you manage your business. Both are important enough to be worthy of your time. Just remember that

mcm creative group wins another award for their trophy cabinet!

On Friday 23rd September, C & IT held the much coveted annual awards for B2B events at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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mcm creative group were winners of Business & Finance Event of the Year for the Entrepreneurs Exchange event for their client HSBC.
Designed to be one of the year’s most impactful projects for start-ups and budding business leaders, we delivered 20 simultaneous events across the UK, featuring 40 different speakers, presenting to a combined audience of 3000. Backed by the government and HSBC, the goal was to deliver a series of events that would inspire the next generation of business owners to grow their companies and get practical help. By engaging with young entrepreneurs on social media before, during and after the events, the messages were spread to a wider audience of over two million online, as well as millions more through radio. TV & print.

our cascade app

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Here at mcm we are delighted that another large corporate client has gone live this week on our proprietary mcm app – cascade. Designed by us, owned by us and developed with clients directly, cascade is the answer to your internal communications reboot.

Our core business has always been live events and film, but increasingly we were being asked to recommend ways to make the post event ‘cascade’ more effective as so often only a handful of an overall workforce actually get to attend some of the events we do. There is an adage we use that highlights “the day after, being the most important day of a conference”. We obviously tried channels to direct content into stores and staff rooms across the country, but increasingly came up against issues of low bandwidth, time poor staff and the usual day-to-day distractions.

We began to develop an App that just didn’t exist. We had one main aim to create something that enabled our clients to: Stay connected with employees anywhere, anytime and let them build a more informed and connected workplace.

The first version of the app gave clients and staff the ability to ‘push’ content two-way, create their own groups with live real-time communication (our clients didn’t really like people setting up their own What’sApp groups!) Feedback was excellent, and almost immediately they were asking us for even more functionality, particularly around video content and as a company that makes corporate films, we were happy to oblige!

To learn more about cascade email us with your information.

Sports Day!

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Here at mcm creative group, we held our 2nd Annual Sports Day at North Sheen Recreational Centre, thankfully the weather held up so we had fun in the sun.

Our teams were all decked out in glamorous sports gear and luminous team colours, team pink, team orange, team green and team yellow, all participating in old school style games such as the egg and spoon race, three-legged race (where some people failed miserably) soft javelin and volleyball to name a few.

There was plenty of delicious food and cold beverages to go around to quench our thirst whilst trying to beat each other.

The winners announced were the green team and joint second were the yellow, orange and pink team. All winners at the end of the day!

Well done to all who participated at our fun sports day event and looking forward to our next Sports Day event 2017!

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How to find us

Travelling by Tube:

We are a few minutes’ walk from Kew Gardens Tube Station which serves the District Line (Richmond branch) and the Overland Richmond to Stratford Line.

When travelling down to Kew Gardens from Central London, cross over the footbridge and exit towards Kew Gardens and the village shops. Keep left, and pass Starbucks on your right. At Sandycombe Road turn left and follow the road for approximately 250m. At a small parade of shops, South Avenue is on the left hand side.

Travelling by Bus:

The 391 passes along Sandycombe Road and there is a stop adjacent to South Avenue called Lawn Crescent, Stop J. Alternatively number 65 is faster and more frequent and is a short walk taking The Avenue, Stop Q.

Travelling from Heathrow:

Take the Piccadilly Line tube towards central London and alight at Hammersmith station. Change for District line and follow tube directions as above.

Travelling by Car

We are easily accessible from the south west via the M3 and A316 or from the M4 and North Circular via Kew Bridge. There are parking restrictions between 10am and 12 noon when some pay and display is available. Unfortunately we do not have any parking onsite.

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