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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.

MB Advertising began life over 30 years ago and ever since we have been successfully helping the car, truck and van dealers who work with us sell more vehicles, service and MOT tests and parts. In 2008 we merged with Bluesky Interactive and together we form MBBluesky.

We now employ over 140 people across 3 locations, and offer a fully integrated range of services from web design through to campaign management, video production & more. Our industry experience speaks volumes and we currently partner with over 1000 dealers across the whole of the UK.

Our history

Here are some of the key milestones in the journey that got us to where we are today:

1989 - Mike Bennett Advertising & Marketing is founded

We begin a 30 year journey (and still counting!) of successfully dealing with car dealers. Starting with clients such as DC Cook and Cowie Group.

1991 - Justin Bennett joins the company

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

1994 - MB Advertising is formed

The Company changes its name from Mike Bennett Advertising to MB Advertising & Marketing Ltd. The MB brand journey begins.....

1995 - Neale Evans joins the company as a Director

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

2002 - New offices at Sovereign Court

MB Advertising moved from its origins on the Wicker in Sheffield to a superb purpose built offices at Sovereign Court around the corner from Meadowhall.

2002 - Simon Crace Joins the Company

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

2003 - Management buy out takes place

Neale and Justin complete a management buy out from Ian Clarke. The business has continued to go from strength to strength under their control, becoming ever more influential in the Automotive marketplace.

2007 - The Sheffield floods arrive...

The Sheffield floods hit the City and our office. The team were forced to evacuate the building one Monday morning, as water began rising from the floor to desk-top level. Not before we had delivered our final adverts to their end destination though. Thats what you call commitment.

2008 - MB Advertising and Bluesky merge

After working as partners on many mutual clients for several years we finally tied the knot! MB Advertising merges with Bluesky Interactive and Alan Crane joins the group.

2010 - We move in to new premises on Shepcote Lane

MB builds brand new office facilities on Shepcote Lane and we move in to our new home. Where we happily remain to this day.

2012 - Happy birthday Bluesky !

Our sister company Bluesky Interactive celebrate its 10 year anniversary. Websites have come a long way in those 10 years!

2014 - MB Advertising celebrates its 25th birthday

MB Advertising & Marketing celebrate an amazing milestone, 25 years in business.

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

Particularly pleasing as it was voted for by our clients. Thanks to everyone in the business for all of their hard work.

2019 - MB Advertising celebrates its 30th birthday

MB advertising reaches another fantastic milestone. 30 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 3 decades.

The team behind our success

We are very proud of our team. They are passionate about marketing and delivering great customer service. The perfect combination. With expert knowledge not only in automotive but across the digital marketplace they truly are the driving force of our business.

We hope that you will come to think of us as an extension to your business - your very own marketing department. As such, we know you will benefit from the creative, talented and determined nature of every single one of our team members - from Client Services to Accounts and every specialism in-between.

Abby W
Digital Marketing Executive

Abby W

Digital Marketing Executive

Adam K
Senior Web Designer

Adam K

Senior Web Designer

Aithne M
Senior Marketing Executive

Aithne M

Senior Marketing Executive

Alan F
Senior Creative Designer

Alan F

Senior Creative Designer

Andrew H
Senior Account Manager

Andrew H

Senior Account Manager

April B
Senior Marketing Executive

April B

Senior Marketing Executive

Ashley R
Web Designer

Ashley R

Web Designer

Becky A
Marketing Executive

Becky A

Marketing Executive

Becky G
Marketing Executive

Becky G

Marketing Executive

Bevan W
Group Account Director

Bevan W

Group Account Director

Brenden M
Senior Account Manager

Brenden M

Senior Account Manager

Carolyn H
Main Receptionist

Carolyn H

Main Receptionist

Cayleigh S
Account Manager

Cayleigh S

Account Manager

Chris C
Studio Assistant Manager

Chris C

Studio Assistant Manager

Chris R
Marketing Assistant

Chris R

Marketing Assistant

Christian A
Digital Marketing Apprentice

Christian A

Digital Marketing Apprentice

Daniel S
Marketing Assistant

Daniel S

Marketing Assistant

Declan C
Web Administrator

Declan C

Web Administrator

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

Graham R
Production Director

Graham R

Production Director

Greg W
Senior Creative Designer

Greg W

Senior Creative Designer

Hayley H
Account Manager

Hayley H

Account Manager

Holly R
Marketing Executive

Holly R

Marketing Executive

Ian K
Account Manager

Ian K

Account Manager

James B
Trainee Mac Artist

James B

Trainee Mac Artist

James E
Account Director

James E

Account Director

Jeanette M
Purchase Ledger Clark

Jeanette M

Purchase Ledger Clark

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 Assistant

Jordan W

Marketing Assistant

Joseph H
Account Executive

Joseph H

Account Executive

Joseph S
Marketing Assistant

Joseph S

Marketing Assistant

Josh C
Marketing Assistant

Josh C

Marketing Assistant

Josh G
Account Manager

Josh G

Account Manager

Josh W
Marketing Assistant

Josh W

Marketing Assistant

Justin B
Company Director

Justin B

Company Director

Lewis C
Marketing Assistant

Lewis C

Marketing Assistant

Marc P
Senior Account Manager

Marc P

Senior Account Manager

Mike M
Designer

Mike M

Designer

Neale E
Chairman

Neale E

Chairman

Niall G
Web Designer

Niall G

Web Designer

Paul H
Studio Designer

Paul H

Studio Designer

Paul I
Web Designer

Paul I

Web Designer

Paul S
Senior Creative Designer

Paul S

Senior Creative Designer

Richard J
Senior Designer

Richard J

Senior Designer

Rob T
Senior Creative Designer

Rob T

Senior Creative Designer

Rory T
Web Designer

Rory T

Web 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

Zoe W
Senior Account Manager

Zoe W

Senior Account Manager

Latest news

01 August 2019

EMG Group become the latest car dealer group to work with MB

EMG Group become the latest car dealer to appoint MB Advertising as their full service Marketing Agency. We are delighted to be working with the EMG Group who represent 8 brands for across 10 locations in East Anglia. We already work very closely with many of the brands they represent which means we can quickly have an impact on their performance in their market areas. Now the exciting work takes place, taking them to the next level with their marketing return on investment.