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Andi Wilkinson Elected to Manchester Digital Board

By Made By Factory

Factory Co-founder Andi Wilkinson will join the 2019 board of Manchester Digital. They are the largest specialist trade body in the North of England. Andonette was one of two new members elected to the board last week. Members voted from a choice of candidates across the region. Factory was named by Google as one of the top 30 high potential growth agencies in the UK. They help ambitious companies with…
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Factory @ Web Summit 2018

By Ben Tennant

Between 5-8 of November 2018, the tech extravaganza that is Web Summit rolled into Lisbon once more.  Factory was there for the second year running to take in all that is hip and happening in the tech arena and also what is yet to come. With over 69,000 people from 159 countries and 1,200 speakers across 24 stages – Web Summit is the place to be for tech.  With so…
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Andi Wilkinson Business Finalist

By Andi Wilkinson

We are very proud to announce that Andi Wilkinson is a finalist for this year’s business person of the year in the borough. This is her second time in the finals in this category. Made by Factory was also nominated for the best upcoming business in 2016, An award we were happy to take home! Andi’s nomination was largely due to her efforts in the borough to bring small businesses…
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Made By Factory Are Greater Connected

By Andi Wilkinson

Over the past three months, Made By Factory have been part of a select cohort of digital agencies in Manchester to take part in the GM Business Growth Hub’s Greater Connected programme. Greater Connected: What is it? Greater Connected brought together digital agencies, with panel experts and speakers for three days. It’s an intensive training course focussed around business growth strategy for digital agencies. So, the big themes we focussed…
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Going4Growth with the Manchester Business Growth Hub & Made by Factory

By Ben Tennant

Update: Google AdWords has now been renamed Google Ads, to take into account its wide range of advertising products. Made by Factory, in conjunction with the Manchester Business Growth Hub, are helping businesses reach their goals through digital marketing.  As a trusted Google Partner, Factory was invited to run a Google Ads workshop for local businesses. So, we put our heads together and devised content for the event that was…
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Helping Business Go and Grow Online

By Andi Wilkinson

This week we held the first of our training sessions for small and micro SMEs in Manchester, in partnership with Enterprise Nation and their Go and Grow Online programme. Covering everything from choosing the right equipment and how to set up your working environment, we took our audience through a series of steps to empower them to get off to the right start online. Currently, at least 40% of small UK…
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Made By Factory Are Joined by Googler Ben Tennant

By Andi Wilkinson

We are super chuffed to announce the arrival of a new partner in our small but growing digital team at Made By Factory. Enter Ex-Googler, Ben Tennant! Ben Tennant, joined Made By Factory on January 1 2018 as a company director, equal partner and head of PPC. Ben joined us from tech company giant Google UK, where he worked as a Google Agency Development Manager. We were one of the…
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We Go To Web Summit 2017

By Andi Wilkinson

Every year, the biggest tech conference in the whole universe takes place in Lisbon. They call it Web Summit. I went to check it out. Arriving in Lisbon, orientation started at the airport. Signs were up and a team were waiting to point us in the right direction. With over 60,000 delegates arriving in the city, this was no surprise. Stephen Hawking at Web Summit I arrived at the venue…
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Factory @ WordCamp 2017

By Andi Wilkinson

There’s nothing like a good old WordCamp and ‘up Norf’ we pride ourselves on good old Northern hospitality. WordCamp 2017 was no different. This year marked another year for WordCamp Manchester at Manchester’s Metropolitan University. Around three hundred attendees came from all over to learn about all things WordPress This year as part of the organising team. I was responsible for a contributor day. When I first heard the term…
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Factory Advise Business to ‘Go and Grow Online’

By Andi Wilkinson

This year our small Manchester digital agency is part of a campaign called Go and Grow Online.  Even now, in 2017, almost 50% of business have no online presence. That’s why we have joined the team at Enterprise Nation this year to advise business in all things digital. What is the Go and Grow Online Campaign? The Go and Grow online campaign has been created in partnership with Microsoft, Verizon…
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Exploring Singapore with Enterprise Nation

By Andi Wilkinson

This month, Me, Andi Wilkinson boldly went where no Factory team member had ever been before. Singapore. The mission was organised by Enterprise Nation and took a delegation of company directors to various locations in the fabulous city of Singapore. The city was striking. To go so far across the world, a fourteen-hour flight and land practically on the other side of the world for me was quite daunting. When I…
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Southeast Asia. Exploring trade with Enterprise Nation

By Made By Factory

So our co-founder, Andi Wilkinson, has been asked by Enterprise nation to be part of a Go Global trade mission to Southeast Asia. The mission will take twenty-five businesses to Singapore to explore international trade options. While in Singapore, the purpose of the mission is to: Gain an understanding of the creative technology landscape in Singapore. Learn the ins and outs of tax, legal, trade and also finance process and…
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Hand Picked By Google

By Andi Wilkinson

As a Mancunians, We were “proper chuffed” to be picked for the Google Elevator programme. So my business was chosen as only one of thirty agencies in the UK. Chosen for what? Chosen to take part in Google’s elite fast track to success coaching programme ‘Elevator’. Get Me! It’s a three-day course in London, over three months, with personal coaching to boot. There are a few other sessions thrown in…
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WordCamp Europe. A Mancunian In Paris.

By Andi Wilkinson

When I sat drinking Zombies with WordPress Wrangler Tom, in Sandanista in Manchester, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. WordCamp Europe. WordCamp Europe was in Paris. Uniting 1900 attendees from around 80 countries. There were another 1000 or so who joined via live stream. It was something amazing to behold. I embarked on my journey. The first time I had ever travelled overseas alone, I felt so…
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Borough’s Best Upcoming – We Won!

By Andi Wilkinson

We are thrilled to announce we were winners of Rochdale Business Awards boroughs best upcoming Business of 2016. Andi Wilkinson was also a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category. Andi was pitched against finalists from much larger and well-established companies. Why we are boroughs best upcoming business As a digital marketing agency in Rochdale, we have offered a valid contribution to the town. Working in tandem with…
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WordCamp Manchester 2016 #WCMCR

By Andi Wilkinson

October gave rise to my first WordCamp in Manchester and a fun time was had by all. If you have never been to a WordCamp there is something for everyone in the WordPress community, whether that be as a designer, a developer or a website owner. It turned out to be a great weekend put together by the WordPress Community. There were a host of fantastic speakers full of knowledge and expertise…
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Amsterdam Trade Mission with Go Global

By Andi Wilkinson

This Month, the Team embarked on an Enterprise Nation Mission. Go-Global Amsterdam. We had the opportunity to visit large retailers and learn about how they conduct their marketing activity. We enjoyed a tour around KGMP offices, Iamsterdam store, De Bijenkorf, Made.com John Lewis. Next, we were treated to a reception where we met the local ambassador, then we learned about selling to Amsterdam. Oh, and we met some awesome homeware…
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A Breath Of Fresh Air to Simon Danczuk

By Andi Wilkinson

Mid-September we were visited by MP Simon Danczuk. We chatted about the work we do, all things digital and the Borough of Manchester. Simon Danczuk visited web and graphic design agency Made By Factory recently. The company based at The Old Post Office in Rochdale say they are ‘founded with friendship’ and that is evident in the way they operate. “It was a breath of fresh air for me,” said…
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About Made By Factory

Made By Factory is an award winning Manchester digital agency. Our core services include SEO, PPC, Web Design, Social Media Marketing & Remarketing. Founded by user experience & web designer, Andi Wilkinson; Made By Factory was selected as one of Google's top 30 PPC agencies in 2017, and invited to take part in their prestigious elevator programme. Following this, Andi partnered with Googler Ben Tennant who has managed advertising accounts and digital strategy for a large portfolio of major brands in the united kingdom and beyond.

Through our many years of combined experience, our combined skills in digital, PPC and commitment to ongoing learning give us a unique and fresh approach to marketing. We work with a range of ambitious business, from startups who take their digital marketing seriously, to growing brands, SMEs, FTSE and global organisations. Made By Factory is responsible for growing the visibility of companies online from local to an international scale.

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Why Choose Us

We are experts when it comes to Pay per click advertising, including Google Search ads, Display, Shopping & YouTube. With an ex-Googler heading up our marketing team, we really do know what works for our clients – whether your goal is to increase awareness of your brand or if you are looking for more online sales, we can build a PPC strategy that will work for your business.

Originally starting out as a small creative digital agency, offering bespoke website design for our clients, it soon became apparent the need was to create website optimised for seo and digital marketing campaigns.

If you are looking for a local and friendly creative agency based in manchester, who can work with a variety of digital platforms, and you are serious about your digital strategy, then we would love to hear from you.