Marquis Media Partners (MMP), the media consultancy group and the University of Salford have announced a new partnership. The announcement is part of a continuing expansion strategy by both MMP and Salford, where MMP partners and associates will work alongside staff at the university’s School of Arts and Media to deliver tailor-made packages of skills training and change consultancy to broadcasters across the globe.
“This is a significant step forward for both organisations,” says the School’s dean, professor Allan Walker. “As well as working together on projects, including a current contract in the Far East, we can jointly leverage our industry contacts to win new business opportunities.”
Emma Clifford, MMP’s lead partner for the initiative, comments: “Salford has a great history of working with industry. It already shares its Media City campus with the BBC, ITV and Dock 10 and is fifth in the country for industry engagement. We believe we can help Salford build on that excellent record with the range services we can provide together. These will include developing new business strategies, delivering change management on-site, tackling workspace issues, helping to engage staff and providing great training.”
“International broadcasters are going through major transformational change and that needs first class skills training plus the right infrastructure for success,” says professor Abigail Gregory, Salford’s associate dean, internationalisation, who is responsible for leading its global business initiative. “MMP and Salford can now provide a unique proposition to help these organisations succeed.”
The University, which has extensive studios, edit suites and broadcast facilities at its Media City building is also developing the new Adelphi Building on its main campus which is due to open in September 2016.
The new partnership with Salford follows MMP’s recent expansion with three new Partners joining the consultancy firm.