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CMS wins Center Parcs Head Office Supplier of the Year Award


Creative Marketing Services won national recognition for service excellence when the agency was named Head Office Supplier of the Year in the annual Center Parcs Supplier Awards 2017.

The UK’s favourite family short break provider, Center Parcs, holds its Supplier Awards each year to acknowledge outstanding companies and agencies from the thousands of suppliers that it works with over the course of the year. The top 5% suppliers were nominated for this year’s finals, held in The Venue conference centre at the company’s Bedfordshire village in Woburn Forest, and CMS scooped one of the event’s most prestigious awards. CMS was appointed by Center Parcs in April 2016 to provide a wide range of services in support of its national recruitment operation, including content and social media, email campaigns, data capture, copywriting, HR literature, online recruitment and advertising in local, regional and national press.

Creative Marketing Services Account Director, Pat Gallagher, said:

“CMS were delighted to be shortlisted for this award and we were thrilled to win it on the day. To be recognised in this way by a major client is a fantastic reward for the hard work of our team over the past year.  CMS is one of very few full–service marketing agencies to offer a specialist department for recruitment marketing and it has always been one of the company’s strongest areas of expertise.   CMS offers unrivaled capability in this sector with decades of experience supported by a rapidly expanding digital team.”

House of Lords invite for Creative Marketing Services MD

Creative Marketing Services MD Andrew Batty was a guest at the CIM Fellows Annual Dinner in the House of Lords Peers’ Dining Room October 6th.

Along with another sixty distinguished marketeers as guests of Baroness O’Cathain OBE the evening included a speech by Karen Fraser, Credos and Strategy Director of the Advertising Association.

Creative Marketing Services and its team have been associated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing for over thirty years, with recommended marketeer status on their site. Andrew was one of the first hundred Chartered Marketers in Yorkshire, past Chairman of its Mid Yorkshire branch and awarded a Fellowship of the Institute twenty years ago.

Leeds based Creative Marketing Services, as a major digital marketing communications agency, continues to be heavily involved in the CIM at both national and local level.

Digital team attend the Digital Knowledge Exchange programme


Our Digital team at Creative Marketing Services recently took part in “Marketing, The Art of”, hosted by Digital Enterprise as part of their Digital Knowledge Exchange programme. The launch of the event was held at the Life Centre in Bradford where businesses were informed on how the Digital Growth Voucher could positively impact their business.

The Digital Enterprise Programme is expanding its services to SMEs by launching the Digital Knowledge Exchange Service. The service will deliver a series of fully funded digital masterclasses and conferences, mentoring and digital audits to SMEs across the Leeds City Region. The aim of the newly launched project is to assist SMEs across the entire Leeds City Region to invest in digital technologies and improve their digital knowledge, improve their digital knowledge and ultimately help businesses to grow.

Throughout the day various talks, networking events and SME’s exhibited to put on an excellent day of events which gave those who attended the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and how the future of Digital Marketing will affect business.

CMS address HR business seminar on employer branding


CMS Marketing Director, Andrew Batty, was a guest speaker at a seminar on Employer Branding for HR Business Leaders in Leeds on September 7th.

Creative Marketing Services has over twenty years experience in employer branding and employee communications. Six months ago independent research placed CMS in the UK top 12 recruitment advertising agencies for this area alone.

Today we help dozens of public, private and third sector clients recruit and retain staff. Delegates to the Leeds event, organised by Yorkshire Mafia, heard Andrew explain how building the employer brand and projecting a positive image and culture was helping so many companies attract the best candidates and how effective use of social media platforms helped busy HR teams to source and retain the best people without incurring huge salary linked fees.

For a free copy of our guide to Employer Brand Marketing email [email protected]

It’s Yorkshire Day!


Yorkshire is the UK’s largest county and every year, on the 1st August, a celebration takes place to honour the history.

Creative Marketing Services are one of Yorkshire’s leading advertising, marketing and digital agencies and we’re very proud to be celebrating Yorkshire Day!

Whichever way you choose to celebrate we hope you ‘av a good one!

The Great Deans Bakeoff


The digital team at Creative Marketing Services were invited to The Great Deans Bakeoff as a special guest.

Harrison and Kieran aren’t those to say no to taste testing some cakes, especially after hearing there are a few members of staff which enjoyed baking. We even heard that Mary Berry was making an appearance (even if it was just in mask form). There were three categories that were too be judged, savoury, cake and other. The standard of baking was high from everyone and we thoroughly enjoyed the day.

All funds raised went towards The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity and we’re glad we could take part and be invited to such a fun event!

Design, develop and optimise


At Creative Marketing Services we design, develop and optimise outstanding websites. Our specialist digital team of versatile designers and coders understand how to make websites which become 24/7 salespeople for you.

Unless your site is fully optimised for mobile your business will be losing sales. If your site isn’t mobile-friendly Google will show this by reducing your rank on the web when searching.

The Digital team at Creative Marketing Services has added several extra elements to the team which could help build your business. We control social media marketing campaigns which will not only boost your publicity but increase your SEO too. The team also have the SEO skills to ensure your site is in optimum positions on the web increasing traffic.  Also, take into consideration our PPC and Adwords and you’ll have a very powerful and effective digital offering.

Get in touch today.

Call us on 0113 287 7973 or email  [email protected]


Are you ready for the GDPR?


The EU General Data Protection Regulation is the new governing legislation for collecting and processing personal data. This piece of legislation will come into force on 25th May 2018 and will comprehensively reform the UK’s data protection rules. The GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 when it comes into effect. It will significantly increase sanctions for those who breach the data protection principles and expand the rights of data subjects.

The GDPR requires that personal data is processed along similar lines of the principles of the current Data Protection Act but has new requirements.

At CMS we’re able to advise on all aspects of this topic as we ensure we follow the latest data protection legislation throughout all the work we create. We send out numerous E-Marketing campaigns through our digital team and have to ensure we comply with the standards. This includes requesting consent for all email addresses that campaigns are sent out to and auditing data before they are sent. We also build and maintain client management systems which ensure that these data protection principles are fully adhered to.

If you have any questions, concerns or need any advice about the GDPR, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call us on 0113 287 7973 or email [email protected]

Creative Marketing Services BBQ


It seems Summer has already arrived, with the weather picking up reaching temperatures of 27 degrees (for this week at least). This meant only one thing, it was time to head out into the grounds and enjoy a BBQ with the team. Accompanied by San Miguel and Mars ice creams, we enjoyed burgers and sausages cooked by chef Kieran himself! As everyone continues to work hard here at CMS it was only right to sit outdoors and enjoy the sun before the Bank Holiday weekend. We hope you all have a good one!


Summer is almost here

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We’re already half way through May and 2017 has been an exciting time so far at CMS. Being 5 months into the year means one exciting thing, we’re one step closer to Summer. We can head outside into the grounds at our stunning location and relax in the Summer sun and enjoy a lunchtime BBQ.

With new work always coming in keeping us busy, CMS has been full of ideas and fresh ways of working. Not only that, Leeds and Yorkshire have also held some exciting events. The digital team recently attended the Leeds Digital Festival to watch Code in the Dark, in which developers must emulate a design unique to their round with no previews! Yorkshire has also been busy celebrating the Tour de Yorkshire, the three-day road cycling race.

2017 is moving fast but so are we, we’re a full service agency so don’t hesitate to get in touch.




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