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The if agency seals hat-trick of marketing awards

Manchester-based communications specialist the if agency is celebrating after picking up the Marketing Industry Network Awards Direct Response & Sales Promotion Agency of the Year gong for the third year running.

The awards, which took place last night at the Mercure Hotel in Manchester, celebrate the best in British marketing outside London.

The if agency collected its prize for its work over the past 12 months, which have seen the company secure several high profile clients, including the Co-operative, Paddy Power, Hewden and Knowsley Safari Park.

Christian James, managing director of the if agency, said, "Winning the award is a great way to celebrate all of our achievements this year. This is the third time in a row we've picked it up so to say we're pleased is a bit of an understatement. Over the past few years, we've built up a fantastic team, all of whom have contributed massively to our successes and our focus is now on producing even better work for our clients."

By Andy Jowett

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