Media Buying Services

We are looking to appoint an experienced media buyer who will work alongside the marketing team to plan, book and evaluate all paid advertising campaign activity.

We are looking to work with an individual (or team) who are flexible and adaptable, quick to respond, experienced in delivering campaigns of similar scale and shows a passion and enthusiasm to help us succeed.

You are asked to supply information outlined in the submission requirements. Please go to the downloads section of this page to download the Invitation to Quote quotation (ITQ) and all the related documentation.

Any queries relating to this ITQ should be sent to Becky Madeley, Marketing Manager The deadline for queries is the Wednesday 1 November 2017.


NewcastleGateshead Initiative are issuing this tender in our role as lead delivery body for Great Exhibition of the North, which has a wide range of partners, stakeholders, aims and objectives and target audiences.

An overarching marketing and communications strategy is included with this brief which outlines our aims and objectives, target audiences, geographies, proposed budget and evaluation. The strategy refers to potential platforms and a suggested budget breakdown – however this is only a recommendation and we will work closely with the appointed media buyer to refine this and ensure we achieve our objectives.


Please see set out below the programme associated with this ITQ:

Stage Date and time
Issue quotation request Tuesday 24 October 2017
Deadline for any queries Wednesday 1 November 2017
Quotation response deadline Thursday 9 November 2017
Evaluation of responses Friday 10 November 2017
Contract award Friday 17 November 2017

Submission Requirements

The completed ITQ should be sent via email to:

Becky Madeley, Marketing Manager

Responses should be issued by 5pm, Thursday 9 November 2017. Responses should include the following information:

  • Completed tender document, outlined in section B of the ITQ
  • Section C, Part 1, Organisation Details
  • Section E, Signature Form


Please download all the documents below. Bidders are advised to review the ITQ document first, which gives detailed information about the tender process including, requirements, timescales and evaluation criteria.

  1. GEOTN Media Buying Services ITQ
  2. Marcomms Strategy