Communications Marketplace

Communications Marketplace Procurement Framework

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About Communications Marketplace Procurement Framework

PROCUREMENT BODY – Crown Commercial Service

Framework Value: £210 million

Framework Duration: 4 years

What is Communications Marketplace? 

This framework is a replacement for the CCS Communication Services Framework. The framework would be of benefit to UK Public Sector bodies due to the changing environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marketing services is changing the world as we know it. The world of marketing is no different: Our new normal is a challenging one for marketers to navigate.

Public relations is a good way to create brand recognition and establish consumer trust. If a prospect reads a favourable news story about a brand, they are more likely to engage with a salesperson. Earned media can provide third-party validation, which can go even further than traditional advertising. After all, PR experts take advantage of the media to deliver messages for them.

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Framework Scope – Communications Marketplace

The framework is needed to provide UK Public Sector Bodies with access to an innovative, quality and value for money approach to buying communications that takes advantage of dynamic changes within the marketplace. This is necessary in order to fulfil the implementation of all Government policy and societal goals, as effective communication to relevant parties is vital for the success of policy implementation.

The framework is also needed to make the process of Government purchasing communication services become quicker, cheaper, and more competitive. The Government has recently had to deal with an “infodemic” – a spread of false information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, which is just the latest chapter in the continued growth of ‘Fake News’. Additionally, this problem has been amplified and magnified by the prevalence of social media as the main source of news for many citizens. As a result, the need for this framework is greater than ever.

Framework Services and Lots – Communications Marketplace

  • Audience Modelling Strategy
  • Audience Segmentation
  • Behaviour Change Strategy 
  • Behavioural Science
  • Content Audit and Strategy
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy
  • Education Strategy
  • HR/Talent and Skills Strategy 
  • Innovation Strategy
  • International and Overseas Communication Strategy
  • Neuroscience
  • Purpose Strategy
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Business Affairs
  • Communications, Marketing and Campaign Planning
  • Growth Consultancy
  • Partner Capacity Building 
  • Stakeholder Consultation and Engagement
  • Thought Leadership 
  • Brand Identity
  • Business Affairs
  • Campaign Analytics and performance
  • Creative Branding
  • Creative Copywriting (including different languages)
  • Creative Design
  • Creative Direction and Management
  • Creative Production
  • Creative Proposition Development
  • Creative Strategy, Ideation, Testing and Core Messages
  • Defining Brand Values
  • Employer Brand Management
  • Playout and Distribution
  • Translation and Transcreation
  • Typesetting, Artwork, Proofing and Pagination
  • Animation and Motion Graphics
  • Artwork
  • Audio Mixing & Compliance
  • Burnt-In Subtitling
  • Business Affairs / Rights Management
  • Collateral
  • Compliance Editing
  • Content Studios
  • Creative Expansion 
  • Cultural Insight – Translation / Transcreation 
  • Design Production 
  • Digital Learning, Games and Interactives 
  • Dynamic Creative Optimisation (DCO) 
  • Editing
  • Email Build and Testing 
  • Graphic design 
  • Localisation
  • Location Management and Scouting 
  • Photography
  • Primary Production 
  • Production Adaptation 
  • Radio/ Audio/ Podcasts 
  • Set Design and Build 
  • Shoot Management 
  • Social Production 
  • Sound Production (AV) 
  • Strategic Production Planning 
  • Talent Strategy, Selection and Casting 
  • TV Production 
  • User Experience Production 
  • Videography
  • Web design, development, build and testing 
  • Behaviour Change PR
  • Brand Communications 
  • Business-to-business (B2B) Communications
  • Consumer PR
  • Corporate PR
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Employee Relations and Change Management
  • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Influencer Strategy, Partnering and Execution
  • Management of Key Opinion Leaders/Opinion-Formers
  • Media Training
  • PR Community Engagement
  • PR Content Development and Management
  • PR Crisis Planning and Communications
  • PR Event Organisation and Management
  • PR Field Marketing
  • PR Media Management
  • PR Reputation Management
  • PR Stakeholder Engagement
  • PR Strategy
  • PR Talent Outreach and Management
  • PR Thought Leadership
  • Press Release Writing and Distribution
  • Public Affairs
  • Sustainability Comms
  • Digital Advertising
  • Electronic Customer Relationship Management (eCRM)
  • Pay per Click (PPC) Strategy
  • Podcasts
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Social Broadcasting
  • Social Community Engagement
  • Social Content Creation and Management
  • Social Data and Analysis
  • Social Marketing Support
  • Social Media Communications and Content Strategy
  • Social Media Execution/Implementation
  • Viral Marketing
  • Web/ User Experience (UX)
  • Direct Marketing Campaign Planning
  • Direct Marketing Content Creation 
  • Direct Marketing Creative development (online and offline) 
  • Direct Marketing Customer Journey Mapping (including relevant trends)
  • Direct Marketing Data Analysis
  • Direct Marketing Data Capture and Database Build and Management
  • Direct Marketing Data strategy and Management 
  • E-marketing
  • Content Aggregation Marketing Strategy 
  • Content Aggregation Marketing Delivery 
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Development and Management of Bespoke or Highly Technical Partnership Programmes
  • Development and Management of long-term strategic key partner relationships and programme delivery
  • Development and Management of One-Off Partner Programmes 
  • Development, Management and Production of Key Partner Campaign Materials and Assets
  • Implementation and Leveraging Partner Activity 
  • Partner Outreach and Management
  • Partner/Business Trade Media and Influencer Support
  • Partnership Consultancy 
  • Partnership Strategy 
  • Implementation, Communication and Management of Sponsorship activity
  • Sponsorship Consultancy
  • Sponsorship Negotiation 
  • Sponsorship Strategy Development 
  • Value in Kind Sponsorship 
  • Brand Activation 
  • Brand Experience 
  • Creative Installations 
  • Digital Gamification/Traditional Gamification
  • Experiential Hospitality 
  • Experiential Pop-up 
  • Public Information Sharing 
  • Virtual, Interactive and Augmented Reality 
  • Ceremony
  • Community Engagement Event 
  • Conference
  • Delegate Acquisition and Management
  • Design, Build and Installation for Events 
  • Event Hospitality 
  • Event Management 
  • Event Management Platforms and Systems 
  • Event Merchandise 
  • Event Videography and Photography 
  • Event/Campaign Evaluation 
  • Events Peripherals 
  • Events Staff
  • Exhibition
  • External Event 
  • Face to Face 
  • Festivals
  • Internal Audience 
  • Internal Event 
  • Management of Audio Visual 
  • Processing of Grant Payments
  • Recruitment Event
  • Road Shows
  • Seminars
  • Sporting Events 
  • Summit
  • Trade Show
  • Venue Sourcing, contracting and Management 
  • Virtual Conferences
  • Virtual/Hybrid 
  • Webinar Production 

Marketing Technology Strategy and Implementation 

  • Artificial Insight (AI) Insights at Scale
  • Campaign and Communications Optimisation 
  • Cultural Semiotics
  • Data Strategy and Management
  • Dynamic Segmentation
  • Econometric Modelling
  • Marketing and Communications Strategy, Development and Delivery
  • Modelling and Analysis
  • Natural-Language-Processing (NLP)
  • Proximity Mapping 
  • Inhouse Service – Account Management 
  • Inhouse Service – Aggregation Marketing
  • Inhouse Service – Business Affairs
  • Inhouse Service – Campaign Coordination
  • Inhouse Service – Creative Development and Execution 
  • Inhouse Service – Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Inhouse Service – Data Provision, Management and Augmentation
  • Inhouse Service – Data Science
  • Inhouse Service – Direct Marketing
  • Inhouse Service – Engagement 
  • Inhouse Service – Events 
  • Inhouse Service – Experiential
  • Inhouse Service – Innovation and Experience 
  • Inhouse Service – Internal Communications and Engagement
  • Inhouse Service – Marketing and Advertising Technology Advice 
  • Inhouse Service – Marketing and Communications Strategy
  • Inhouse Service – Marketing Strategic Advice and Consultancy
  • Inhouse Service – Partnerships
  • Inhouse Service – Production
  • Inhouse Service – Public Relations (PR)
  • Inhouse Service – Recruitment Advertising 
  • Inhouse Service – Social Marketing and Emerging Channels 
  • Inhouse Service – Sponsorship
  • Inhouse Service – Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Address Management
  • Build Predictive Models
  • Compliance and Best Practice
  • Data Analytics and Modelling 
  • Data Capture (secure api build and manual data capture services)
  • Data Insight
  • Data Planning 
  • Data Security Compliance
  • Data strategy Development
  • Database Cleansing 
  • Database Design and Build
  • Database Development 
  • Database Management
  • Permissions Management 
  • Profiling
  • Provision of third party audience segmentation data
  • Provision of third party Geo-Data
  • Single Customer View Development 
  • Workflow Management 
  • Full Service Recruitment Advertising
  • Public Notice and Statutory Advertising – Auditing and Evaluation
  • Public Notice and Statutory Advertising – Compliance Guidance
  • Public Notice and Statutory Advertising – Creative, Copywriting, Production 
  • Public Notice and Statutory Advertising – Planning and Buying 
  • Recruitment Advertising – Strategic Advice and Insight 
  • Recruitment Advertising – Auditing and Evaluation 
  • Recruitment Advertising – Directories Advertising 
  • Recruitment Advertising – Employer Branding Management 
  • Recruitment Advertising – Media Planning and Buying 
  • Recruitment Advertising – Sift and Engagement Support 
  • Recruitment Advertising – Creative, Copywriting, Production 
  • Recruitment Advertising – Website Development
  • Communicating Values, Principles and Employee Value Proposition (EVP) 
  • Communications Strategy Audit and Insights
  • Diversity and Inclusion Campaigns
  • Employee Benefit Communication Websites to increase Engagement and Take Up 
  • Employee Benefit Communications Strategies and Targeted Campaigns 
  • Employee engagement and Internal Communication Strategy Audit 
  • Financial Wellbeing Tools, Training and Webinars 
  • Internal Communications Development and Production
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (MandA) Integrations Campaigns 
  • Online Total Reward Statements
  • Retirement / Pension Communication 
  • Strategic Internal Communications and Employee Engagement
  • Tone, Language and Messaging Alignment  
  • Innovation Consultancy
  • Business Affairs 
  • Campaign Analytics and performance 
  • Creative Branding 
  • Creative Copywriting (including different languages) 
  • Creative Design 
  • Creative Direction and Management 
  • Creative Production 
  • Creative Proposition Development 
  • Creative Strategy, Ideation, Testing and Core Messages 
  • Defining Brand Values 
  • Employer Brand Management 
  • Playout and Distribution 
  • Translation and Transcreation
  • Typesetting, Artwork, Proofing and Pagination

Understanding Communications Marketplace

Understand if Communications Marketplace is right for your business, who can buy through this framework and suppliers already registered

Who is the Communications Marketplace Framework for?

If you’re a marketing agency looking to break into the Public Sector, then this framework is for you. This Communication Marketplace Framework aims to connect UK Government and Public Sector businesses with access to a broad range of marketing and campaign services in order to meet their needs. From direct marketing, sponsorship and recruitment advertising all the way to public relationships and events, this framework gives you and your agency the ability to showcase your services and put you in good stead for winning Public Sector contracts.

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Who can buy through the Communications Marketplace Framework DPS?

Central Government, e.g. Home Office, Ministry of Justice

Local Government, e.g. Your local Council

Education, e.g. Universities, Royal Nursing College, High Schools

Health, e.g. Your local Hospital, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

Criminal Justice, e.g. Greater Manchester Metropolitan Policing

Defence, e.g. tri-Forces (Army, Navy, Airforce), MoD

Anomalies, e.g. Coastguard

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Communications Marketplace – Current Suppliers

Communications Marketplace – Current Suppliers

23red Ltd
8HWE Ltd
Agent Marketing Ltd
Allegory Communications Ltd
Bray Leino Ltd
Cater & Co. The Social Kinetic Ltd
Claremont Marketing Communications Ltd
IPG Dxtra (UK) Ltd, T/A Weber Shandwick, (CMGRP UK Ltd)
Copper Consultancy Ltd
DC Studio Ltd
Dentsu London Ltd
Dods Parliamentary Communications Ltd
Engine Partners UK Llp
Forster Lamond Ltd

Four Communications Group Ltd
Freud Communications Ltd
George & Dragon London Llp
Glasgows Ltd
Grayling Communications Ltd
Headstrong Thinking Ltd
Hopscotch Consulting Ltd
Identity Holdings Ltd
Innovision Events Ltd
Kindred Agency Ltd
M – Integrated Solutions Plc
M&C Saatchi (UK) Ltd
Omnicom Media Group Europe Ltd, T/A Manning Gottlieb OMD
Mccann-Erickson Advertising Ltd

Mediacom UK Ltd
Mindshare Media UK Ltd
Nexus Communications Group Ltd
Now Advertising Ltd
Ogilvy & Mather Group (Holdings) Ltd
Oliver Marketing Ltd
Pablo London Limited
Paragon Customer Communications Ltd, T/A Park House
Portland PR Ltd
Pukka Films Ltd
Redhouse Lane Communications Ltd
Sledge Ltd
Social And Local Cic
Spring Design And Advertising Ltd

Stack Works Ltd
Starcom Worldwide Ltd
Story UK Ltd
Stratagem Consulting Ltd
Zinc Network Ltd, T/A Zinc Network
The Gate Worldwide Ltd
TRBR Ltd, T/A Red Brick Road
Tullo Marshall Warren Ltd
Twentysix Ltd
W & J Linney Ltd, T/A Linney
Walnut Unlimited Ltd
Wavemaker Ltd
WPP Brands (UK) Ltd T/A Burson Cohn & Wolfe



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