Where big ideas are born & bred.

Where big ideas are born & bred.

We’re an award-winning creative agency in Manchester that specialises in branding, digital, experiential, AR / VR / MR and multi-channel marketing and advertising campaigns.

We help brands all around the world engage with their audiences in meaningful and memorable ways at every touchpoint - physically, digitally & virtually.

Holdens Agency
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Action for Humanity
Manchester United FC
Banner UK
Estee Lauder
National Trust
Heritage Great Britain
Le Labo
Pizza Express
Burger King
Harrison Street
Land's End Landmark
The Loch Ness Centre
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Big Fang Collective
The Needles
DLC Europe
Elite Competitions
Integra Insurance
Soda Sound
Joma Jewellery
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Vredestein Tyres x Manchester United

Shooting our shot with brand activation for Vredestein Tyres x Manchester United.

  • Experiential, Social Media, AR
  • Automotive

Silver Cross

Taking the Silver Cross brand in a bold new direction.

  • Brand Strategy & Social Media Strategy
  • Retail & Lifestyle

Elite Competitions

Helping Elite Competitions beat the odds with a new brand and TV advertising campaign.

  • Brand Strategy, Rebrand & TV Advertising | Entertainment
The Loch Ness centre rebrand

Continuum Attractions

A monster rebrand and website for the Loch Ness Centre.

  • Brand Strategy, Rebrand, Guidelines & Website
  • Leisure & Tourism
Rebrand Music Production brand identity


Making Soda-Sound’s brand and website sing.

  • Branding, Website, Video & Motion
  • Audio Production

Whatever the challenge and wherever the audience. We come up with big ideas that guarantee brands find a place in people’s heads, hands & hearts.

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Brands can be tricky things, but when done right, they define a business in the blink of an eye. Whether we're creating one from scratch or giving it a bit of TLC so it can live up to its full potential, we help brands to understand what they stand for and how to stand out.

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  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Identity
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Guidelines

Websites & Apps

The digital world doesn't stand still, and it can be hard to keep up. Especially as people become more and more digitally savvy (don't get us started on ad blockers). Our mantra is simple though - build websites and apps that work for people and the results will follow. It's one that's stood us in good stead.

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  • UX & UI Design
  • SEO
  • CRO
  • Software & Digital Product Development
  • Hosting & Maintenance


In a world of ever-changing trends and technology, great advertising today still comes down to one thing – big ideas. We’re an agency built on ideas, and our roots stretch all the way back to the birth of modern advertising, so you could say we're experts at creating ads that sell.

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  • TV
  • Radio & Audio
  • Outdoor
  • Print
  • Social & Digital


There's so much more to social media than just handing over your logins to the intern and hoping for the best. Doing social well demands serious strategy, savvy insight and significant time and resources. Most importantly, it has to be completely tailored to your audience to ensure it's relevant and relatable across every channel. But when it's firing on all cylinders, social can deliver truly astonishing results.

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  • Social Strategy
  • Social Content
  • Channel & Community Management
  • Social Training
  • Paid Social

Digital Marketing

With new trends and technology revolutionising digital marketing almost every day, there's no wonder it can all seem a bit scary. But brands that aren't tapping into channels like PPC to drive sales and lead generation are really missing out. We work with these brands to help them harness the power of data analytics, performance-driven websites and targeted advertising to deliver results.

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  • CRO
  • SEO
  • PPC

Content Marketing

In the right hands, content marketing can be a powerful tool. It nurtures relationships with audiences and builds a bond with them that goes beyond sales. We take a dynamic approach to content marketing, combining intelligent strategy with creative and production know-how to quickly turn consumers of content into consumers of your product or service.

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  • Landing Pages & Microsites
  • Blogs
  • Emails
  • Infographics & Data Visualisation
  • Whitepapers & E-Books
  • Case Studies & Customer Stories
  • Digital PR
  • Video
  • Podcasts


When it comes to creating a truly immersive brand experience, VR, AR and 360° are worlds apart from anything else. We were the first creative agency in Manchester to offer VR and AR back in 2016, and have since produced immersive experiences that transport and transform for all sorts of clients. The possibilities really are endless.

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  • VR
  • AR
  • 360°
  • 3D & CGI


All marketing, by its very nature, is experiential. But humans are touchy-feely, and often it's the physical experiences that leave the most lasting impression. We mastermind experiential marketing campaigns that connect brands with people, wherever those people might be. Shopping centres, high streets, bus stops. You name it, we've probably done it.

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  • Events & Exhibitions
  • Brand Activations
  • Pop-up Stores
  • Retail Installations
  • Experiential
  • VR & AR

Video & Motion Design

People just love a good story. And in a world dominated by moving image, the most compelling way for brands to tell stories is through video and motion design. From live action and 360° video to drone footage and animation, we've been producing engaging video and motion design work for decades.

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  • Live Action
  • 360°
  • Drone
  • Location & Studio
  • Illustration
  • 3D & CGI
  • Animation
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Working with Holdens was a game-changer for our business. They expertly rebranded our company, infusing it with a modern, gamified edge that truly resonated with our audience. Their creativity shone through in planning our first-ever TV campaign, bringing exceptional ideas that exceeded our expectations. The results speak for themselves, and we couldn’t be happier with the transformation!

Ryan Lea Marketing Manager
Elite Competitions

We saw a number of agencies, but we found a perfect partner in Holdens. The immersion process into our brand challenges were thorough and insightful.

When we were presented with the creative solution, one word sprung to mind. Genius!

Matt Robinson Chief Executive
Manchester Metropolitan University Students' Union

I've worked with Holdens for the last few years and have tasked them with the branding and marketing of some of the UK's largest residential and student developments.

Their innovative and technological approach to property marketing has proved invaluable, they've helped us deliver on our key objectives and exceed our targets.

David Lawrence European Development Director
DLC Europe Ltd

We find Ted and the gang to be exceptionally creative, efficient and cost-effective.

As a group, we view Holdens' as an extension of our in-house marketing teams working on all our media output, from brand concepts and guidelines to communication strategies, websites, print and outdoor.

Allan Leech CEO
Heritage Great Britain

The team at Holdens has delivered the goods - on time and way beyond our expectations. They've made the whole process of creation, launch and delivery easy.

The project has been a great success so far and we can't wait to carry on our exciting journey all over the world with the guys delivering on-point, quality content and campaigns for us. It's a heavenly partnership!

Ben Steadman Co-Founder & Director
Inspace Fitness

We wanted to approach the rebrand sensitively, making sure we retain the essence of what the original Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition has created and built up over the years, while also breathing a new lease of life into the attraction itself and the brand.

For this new world-class visitor attraction, we needed a world-class brand to accompany it and we are delighted with the results.

Alex Caley Group Marketing Strategist
Continuum Attractions

We really wanted to do something different this Christmas at Golf Fang to give guests an experience they couldn't get anywhere else.

The team at Holdens took our initial ideas on paper and turned them into a reality. It's been a huge success and is something we're looking to do more of in the future.

Euan Stubbs Head of Digital
Big Fang Collective
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