The Story of Manifest

Before content was king, before holding companies stopped holding water, and before every agency was digital, Manifest was making, measuring, and pioneering content marketing.


When we tell you we’re damn good at content marketing, digital experiences, and performance marketing, it’s because we’ve earned the right to say so over our 30-year evolution from content marketing company to modern brand dialogue agency.


We started as pioneers

Manifest traces its roots back 30 years, to McMurry Publishing and TMG (also known as The Magazine Group), pioneers in content marketing, content strategy, and content creation. Embedded in our DNA are explosive insights, the highest principles of journalism, and a preternatural understanding that traffic = customers. We were experts in SEO and SEM before most people knew what it was.
After acquiring Manifest Digital, a digital marketing agency founded by UX experts in the early 2000s, Manifest as we know it began to take shape.


We continue to


Steadfastly independent, we have spent the past 30 years continuously reimagining our capabilities and adding more. In today’s world, branded content, publishing, social, experience design, and performance marketing are what it takes for a brand to have an effective dialogue with consumers. So that’s what we do.


We call everywhere


To us, there are no flyover states. As a modern brand dialogue agency with offices in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., and Phoenix, we use where we’re from to understand who we’re talking to.


What's our


Beautifully-crafted content, informed by data, inspired by strategy, distributed with purpose, and analyzed and optimized for performance. It’s that simple. And that unmistakable.


Work With Us

If you want damn good results from the agency that invented content marketing and continues to redefine its boundaries, give us a call. We’ll tell you how we got here and where you can go.

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