The campaign, set up by Manchester City Council, is an extension of the Visit Manchester initiative which emblazons the ‘I Love Manchester’ logo on mugs, Tees, Pens and other tourism paraphernalia. The campaign has been boost by billboards, posters, lamp post banners and a social media campaign on Twitter and Facebook to help generate some much needed geographical-specific love.
This weekend the whole of greater Manchester’s tram service was free and Manchester Arndale offered free parking to city centre shoppers, as an incentive to get people back into the city centre.
TFNs Jordan McDowell took his camera round the city centre to see what retailers were supporting this weekends campaign……
Manchester vintage indie, American Graffitti
Foot Asylum…..One of the worst looted shops in the city centre……
Manchester indie - Junk
Hatelier - Manchester bespoker milliner.
Manchester Arndale deadicated an area in the centre for shoppers to upload messages and show their love for the city…
Harvey Nichols front of house and Manchester head office show their love….
TFN even got involved with the love too…..
The ‘I love Manchester’ campaign has been a huge moral boost for the city and the community vibe of such a cosmopolitan city has really shone through this weekend and made TFN proud to have their roots from Manchester!
Words and images - Emma Doyle and Jordan McDowell.