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The Full Service Automotive Marketing Agency

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Everything we do is about making your business more successful. That's our focus in a nutshell.

Our life began over 30 years ago and ever since then we have been successfully helping our automotive clients who work with us sell more vehicles and to be successful with their marketing.

We sculpt and deliver integrated marketing strategies, together with our clients, that attracts, engages, and converts new customers, drives sales, improves ROI, and enhances their brand across multiple channels, revolutionising their customers’ experience!

In 2008 we merged with Bluesky Interactive and together we formed MBBluesky. Together we provide a fully integrated range of marketing services from virtual showroom events (using bespoke software technology), digital marketing campaigns, database strategies through to website development, video production, SMART SMS and full-service creative campaigns.

Our automotive marketing experts help clients to attract, engage and convert more car sales across the most effective channels in a digital consumer driven world.

Our history

Here are some of the key milestones in our journey so far:

1989 - Mike Bennett Advertising & Marketing is founded

We began our 30 years’ journey (and still counting!) of successfully partnering with automotive clients across the UK which included DC Cook and Cowie Group.

1991 - Justin Bennett joins the company

Mike Bennett's son joins our team and is now our Company Secretary and Finance Director.

1994 - MB Advertising is formed

We changed our company name from Mike Bennett Advertising to MB Advertising & Marketing Ltd. This was the beginning of our new brand journey which has grown from strength to strength.

1995 - Neale Evans joins the company as a Director

Neale joins our team as from Cowie Group bringing a wealth of automotive and marketing knowledge with him. Today, he is our Group Chairman.

2002 - New offices at Sovereign Court

We moved from our origins on the Wicker in Sheffield to superb purpose-built offices at Sovereign Court around the corner from Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

2002 - Simon Crace Joins the Company

Simon, who has a media and agency background, joins our team to work on the Arriva account. Today, he is our Managing Director.

2003 - Management buy out takes place

Neale and Justin complete a management buy-out from Ian Clarke. We have continued to flourish and strengthen our business under their control, becoming ever more influential in the automotive marketplace.

2007 - The Sheffield floods arrive!

Due to the Sheffield floods hitting the city and our office, we were forced to evacuate our building one Monday morning in 2007, as water began rising from the floor to desk-top level. Not before we had delivered our final adverts to their end destination though. That’s’ what you call commitment.

2008 - We merge with Bluesky Interactive

After working as partners for many mutual clients for several years, we finally tied the knot! We successfully merge with Bluesky Interactive and Alan Crane joins our Group.

2010 - We move in to new premises on Shepcote Lane

We move into our brand-new office facilities located on Shepcote Lane, Sheffield, where we happily remain to this present day.

2012 - Happy birthday Bluesky !

Bluesky celebrated its 10th year anniversary, an important milestone for us all. Websites have progressed significantly since they began and so have they.

2014 - We celebrate our 25th birthday

We reach a significant milestone and celebrate 25 successful years in business.

2015 - We win the 'Car Dealer Agency of the Year' Award

This particular award was rewarding, as it was voted for by our clients. Thanks to everyone in the business for all of their hard work.

2019 - We celebrate our 30th birthday

We reach another fantastic milestone, our 30th years in business. Thank you to our clients, some of whom have been with us every step of the way, and to all of the people who have contributed to our success over the last three decades.

The team behind our success

We are very proud of our team and what we achieve together. Each and every one of them are passionate about our clients' marketing performance and delivering outstanding customer service, which we believe is the perfect combination. With expert knowledge not only in the automotive industry, but across the marketing landscape, they truly are the driving force behind our success.

We hope that you will come to think of us as an extension of your business – either as your very own marketing department or additional expertise to your own marketing team.

We know that you will benefit from their creativity, talents and determination of our staff who widely operate in various departments spanning Client Services to our Accounts team (and every specialism in-between).

Abby W
Digital Marketing Executive

Abby W

Digital Marketing Executive

Aithne M
Account Executive

Aithne M

Account Executive

Alan F
Senior Creative Designer

Alan F

Senior Creative Designer

April B
Account Manager

April B

Account Manager

Becca H
Marketing Assistant

Becca H

Marketing Assistant

Becky A
Account Executive

Becky A

Account Executive

Bevan W
Client Services Director

Bevan W

Client Services Director

Brenden M
Account Director

Brenden M

Account Director

Carolyn H
Receptionist

Carolyn H

Receptionist

Cayleigh S
Senior Account Manager

Cayleigh S

Senior Account Manager

Chris C
Studio Assistant Manager

Chris C

Studio Assistant Manager

Chris R
Marketing Executive

Chris R

Marketing Executive

Christian A
Digital Marketing Assistant

Christian A

Digital Marketing Assistant

Cole P
Account Manager

Cole P

Account Manager

Emile R
Digital Marketing Executive

Emile R

Digital Marketing Executive

Emma F
Marketing Assistant

Emma F

Marketing Assistant

Gareth J
Creative Designer

Gareth J

Creative Designer

Georgina G
Digital Marketing Assistant

Georgina G

Digital Marketing Assistant

Greg W
Senior Creative Designer

Greg W

Senior Creative Designer

Hannah S
Account Manager

Hannah S

Account Manager

Helen J
Senior Designer

Helen J

Senior Designer

Holly R
Account Executive

Holly R

Account Executive

Ian K
Senior Account Manager

Ian K

Senior Account Manager

Jack W
Marketing Assistant

Jack W

Marketing Assistant

James E
Account Director

James E

Account Director

Jeanette M
Purchase Ledger Clerk

Jeanette M

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Jen C
Marketing Executive

Jen C

Marketing Executive

Joe H
Account Manager

Joe H

Account Manager

John H
Account Director

John H

Account Director

Jon G
Digital and Data Insights Director

Jon G

Digital and Data Insights Director

Jordan W
Marketing Executive

Jordan W

Marketing Executive

Josh C
Marketing Executive

Josh C

Marketing Executive

Josh W
Marketing Assistant

Josh W

Marketing Assistant

Justin B
Company Director

Justin B

Company Director

Kathy C
Marketing & Business Development Manager

Kathy C

Marketing & Business Development Manager

Manad G
Account Manager

Manad G

Account Manager

Marc P
Senior Account Manager

Marc P

Senior Account Manager

Marina S
Marketing Assistant

Marina S

Marketing Assistant

Melissa C
Marketing Assistant

Melissa C

Marketing Assistant

Mike M
Designer

Mike M

Designer

Neale E
Chairman

Neale E

Chairman

Paul H
Designer

Paul H

Designer

Richard J
Senior Designer

Richard J

Senior Designer

Rob T
Senior Creative Designer

Rob T

Senior Creative Designer

Shelley F
Marketing Executive

Shelley F

Marketing Executive

Simon C
Managing Director

Simon C

Managing Director

Steve P
Studio Director

Steve P

Studio Director

Will H
Account Manager

Will H

Account Manager

Latest news

23 September 2021

Are you passionate about marketing?

This is a superb career opportunity for an individual with excellent relationship building skills and who is passionate and knowledgeable about marketing in today’s fast paced digital environment. We are looking for an experienced Marketing Account Manager to join our successful team and to build long-term trusted partnerships with our automotive clients, through the delivery of exceptional customer service and class-leading marketing solutions and results.

21 September 2021

Creating a robust content plan for effective dealership marketing

As a full-service automotive marketing agency who have worked with top motor brands for over three decades, we know that having a robust content plan is a fundamental part to organising both paid and organic social content. To help improve your dealership marketing, we’d like to share some of our top tips on creating a highly effective content plan.

19 September 2021

Are you passionate about creative graphic design?

We are now in the exciting position to recruit for a new Creative Graphic Designer to help us to continue to deliver that cutting-edge creative that our clients need to be successful in the highly competitive Automotive industry. Please read our the job specification for more details.