In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is fast approaching, and we’ve been having some fun with the festive hashtag #12DaysOfChristmas over on social media. If you don’t already follow us, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. But save those follows for later. Right now, grab a cuppa, get comfy, and enjoy.


1: ONE brand-new website– have you explored it yet? After six years in business we’ve recently rebranded, and that included launching the new site. That’s why we’re gave it pride of place as number ONE for our Twelve Days of Christmas series. If you haven’t already, click on over to explore the new website!


2: Day two of ma’s Twelve Days of Christmas was a no-brainer to us. TWO founders founding! We (Dan and Darren) started ma as Media Alive back in 2012 and we haven’t looked back since. Over six years later, we’ve built a great reputation for media planning and buying, as well as for a full range of creative services. That’s enough of looking back, though. We’re always looking ahead 


3: Look at these beauties – THREE parrots perching! How could we not include them in our Twelve Days of Christmas series? They grace the cover of one edition of Cruise Ahoy, the monthly magazine we design for travel company Jetline Cruise. As well as designing their magazine, we work with them closely on planning, media buying, direct mail, artworking and more. Find out about our work together here.


4: FOUR footie players, proudly sporting their new kit. We worked with West Ham United and Umbro to launch their new home and away kits with an out-of-home campaign. The campaign took the theme “I’m forever”, and appeared around the club’s supporter heartlands in the East End. They’re proud of their kit, and we’re proud to feature them in our Twelve Days of Christmas.


5: FIVE ice-cream tubs! We’re pretty proud of the work we do with packaging. When you get it right, packaging means your product ends up in someone’s basket rather than being left on the shelf. We understand that some brands will want their product to jump out from the crowd as something new and different, while the value for others will be packaging that conforms to their customers’ existing brand expectations. From concept and product photography to print and production, we can handle every step of the process. Find out more.


6: We can hardly believe it’s been SIX (and a half) years since we founded the agency? Back in 2012 we started out with the name Media Alive, and these days we’re known simply as ma. It’s been a jam-packed six (and a half) years of planning and buying media space, coming up with creative concepts and putting ideas into production. It seems like forever and yesterday all at once. Find out more about what we do.


7: We couldn’t do a Twelve Days of Christmas series without including this one – SEVEN spoons and forks! As a Christmas tree! At ma, we work with photographers who are experts in their fields, so whether you’re after product shots for a print catalogue or ecommerce site, or creative photography for an advertising campaign, we’ll make sure your project is in the right hands. Find out more about how we can help with fantastic photography for your product or service.


8: We’re lucky to have a talented team (there are EIGHT in ma’s team!) who each bring their own expertise, skills and experience. That means we have the right people on hand to make your project sparkle (we’re allowed the odd pun, this is the Twelve Days of Christmas after all). As well as our core team, we also call in other specialists when we need their skills for your project, so from design to TV, filming to media buying, we have you covered.


9: NINE crucial letters sit at the heart of our rebrand: “YOUR BRAND” (if you’re anything like us you just counted them to make sure). It’s important to us that the services we provide make commercial sense for your brand. We’re not about being creative just for creativity’s sake, we’re about using our skills to get you noticed. Our new tagline says it all – getting YOUR BRAND out there. It’s not about us, it’s about you.


10: These iconic TEN telephone boxes formed part of an outdoor campaign for Mode Print Solutions. And we love an outdoor campaign, from a creative perspective, a media buying angle, or both! You can learn all about our media outdoor work here and our creative outdoor work here.


11: OK, yes, we can count, so we know there are more than ELEVEN rolls of FrogTape here. But we couldn’t find the perfect picture for number eleven, and we really wanted to feature this brand in our Twelve Days of Christmas, so allow us a little artistic license? FrogTape are brilliant to work with, which is one of the reasons they’re featured as a case study on our site. Hop on over (sorry) and read all about it!


12: What else could our final Twelve Days of Christmas be but TWELVE exciting months ahead for ma? With our rebrand fresh in our minds, we’re looking forward to plenty of fun and hard work over the next year – media sales, events, creative projects and more. You can follow it all RIGHT HERE on our new blog, with updates, behind the scenes insights and the latest on work that’s going live. It’s going to be a great 2019!