New client win: Mantis provides intelligence services to support Contino GovIT push

Written by Eleanor Willock

Mantis – the specialist public sector technology intelligence, content and communications agency – has been appointed by Contino to help support its work in modernising Central Government IT. Contino is a global consultancy that helps enterprise and public sector organisations accelerate innovation through the adoption of modern approaches to software delivery. Mantis initially ran a six month PR and influencer relations project for Contino, beginning in May 2017, targeting key public sector influencers. The campaign focused on raising awareness of the issues faced by Government IT departments in moving away from large, incumbent outsourced IT vendors, which no longer represent good value for money for the UK taxpayer, and encourage IT departments to build up skills in house and adopt DevOps and cloud computing. Mantis will continue to support Contino through PR and influencer relations and has an expanded remit to support the public sector team through the delivery of industry insights, knowledge and trends in public sector IT, automation, DevOps and Cloud Computing. Alistair Smith, Contino’s Government, Utilities and Retail lead comments: “Mantis has really honed in on our core values and have put us in front of the media that influence public sector buyers. They’ve proved time and again they have the contacts and knowledge to really make a difference to Contino’s public sector profile and they’ll be helping us stay abreast of the technology issues and trends that permeate GovIT.” Mantis delivers clever and compelling content to produce engaging messages and stories that will resonate with public sector audiences. It understands better than most communications agencies the channels – media, digital and social and direct stakeholder engagement – that need to be exploited to ensure clients get better known by the right individuals, groups and departments across the public sector landscape Toby Gavin, Managing Director of Mantis comments: “Contino’s approach to displacing the incumbent vendors and helping Government departments move to DevOps and Cloud Computing is one that is resonating well within the public sector. We’re really pleased to work with Contino where we’ll be providing accurate and informed insight on the public sector technology industry, helping to ensure Contino’s business remains focused on the salient topics being discussed within Government whilst also helping them to continue to differentiate in what is a very crowded sector.”

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