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The creative sector is incredibly exciting and constantly evolving, which can prove challenging for clients who want to bring highly sought-after skills and new expertise into their business. We like to work very closely with our clients. We take the time to listen to what is important to you and develop an in-depth understanding of your values, team culture and search criteria. Throughout the process we’re realistic and transparent, making sure you’re kept in the loop at every stage.
We believe that our collaborative team structure is something that makes us unique and enables us to work more efficiently and effectively for both clients and candidates alike. Although you will have one dedicated point of contact, experienced in managing multiple roles and opportunities, our team work together on every brief by sharing candidate contacts and connections, expertise and ideas, successes and achievements.
We believe that ability is nothing without opportunity. We embrace innovation, new ideas and ways of working with our clients and candidates. We believe that a positive recruitment experience is all in the detail – the phone call, the face-to-face meeting, the connection, the opportunity.
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Our client, a fab integrated Creative Agency working with a variety of top Asset Management and Financial clients, are seeking an exceptional Account Manager with a Creative Agency background to join their collaborative forward-thinking team. This is an exciting time to join the Company as they are going through a substantial period of growth, they heavily invest in their team and give you every opportunity to develop your career and impact on the future of the company. You will wear many hats in this role, no day will ever be the same, but your hard work will be truly valued and rewarded! You will begin your role supporting and learning from the Accounts team with the day-day delivery of work, growth, retention and profitability for around 5 accounts. As your role develops you will take ownership of clients and projects, and be responsible for maintaining and growing existing relationships, as well as having the opportunity to bring in new business and attend regular social/networking events if this is something you enjoy. As a team player you will have based your career on building and maintaining strong relationships with recognised clients and will have the passion, enthusiasm and determination to help take this team to the next level! Key responsibilities: Manage and support on projects and account responsibilities. Work with Studio Coordinator and Account Director to prepare proposals and timing plans. Work with other team members in the writing of creative and strategic briefs. Manage individual project budgets and report into senior team members by providing billing information and reconciliations when necessary. Ensure deadlines are communicated and met. Managing and reporting on client meetings. Ensure that all relevant documentation is stored and well organised. Keep the accounts team and client up to date with competitive news and market trends. Skills & Experience Required: Minimum 2-3 years Account Executive/Account Management experience within a Creative Agency environment, ideally having worked with at least 1 financial client. Strong experience working on end-to-end campaigns as well as ad-hoc projects. The ability to work across both digital and traditional media. Proven track record of developing strong client relationships. Experience in selling and presenting creative work. Excellent communication/presentation skills and confident manners. Impeccable attention to detail. A proactive, driven and hands-on approach. Passion for and strong knowledge of all things digital and brands. Demonstrable knowledge of marketing principles and best practice on document writing. If you are a go-getter and looking to work somewhere where your hard work will be truly rewarded, then please send your CV in now for immediate consideration!
Senior PR Account Executive | Agency
PR Account Executive wanted for one of Manchester’s leading PR agencies! Based in the heart of Manchester, this agency has grown to become one of the North’s most successful and respected PR agencies. With a client portfolio comprised of household name brands, they continue to win new clients, awards, and accolades. They are now looking for a talented PR Account Executive to join their B2B team. To be successful, you will ideally have previous experience working across B2B clients in a fast-paced agency environment. You will either already be at PR Account Executive level, or have a number of agency internships under your belt. It goes without saying you will be an exceptional writer, along with having excellent Digital PR and Social Media skills. Equally important are your client services abilities – you’ll often be the first point of contact for your clients, and will thrive on delivering campaigns that exceed their expectations. But what’s in it for you? The opportunity to join a successful and dynamic agency at a super-exciting period in their evolution. Working with and learning from a super-talented team, you’ll have huge opportunity to develop and progress your career. You’ll also work in cool city-centre offices, with a generous salary and benefits package! Manchester PR Account Executives, apply today with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Senior UI Designer
One of Manchester’s top rated Web development agency is looking for a Senior UI designer to join their team. You will need a deep understanding of UI design across web and mobile applications and be responsible for devising customer journeys, wireframing, designing responsive websites and mobile apps. Experience in Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Balsamiq and Zeplin. Take challenging complex projects and conceptualise user-friendly and simple designs, with problem solving from concept to high fidelity, interactive products. Your portfolio must include examples of desktop UI, mobile UI, micro-UI, branding and UX. You must also have a strong understanding of CRO and multi-variant testing. An added extra to this job spec is the ability to design more traditional projects such as branding and brochure work using Adobe Creative Suite. Great opportunity to join a digital agency that has been established for nearly 20 years. Please send your CV and portfolio examples to email@example.com
PR Account Director | B2B
PR Account Director wanted for national PR agency network! This outstanding agency continues to evolve and grow, and has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading agencies. Due to sustained success, they are looking for a PR Account Director to join the team. To be successful you will have at least 5 years PR agency experience, and already be at PR Account Director level, or ready to step up after a couple of years as Senior Account Manager. Ideally you will have developed your skills within B2B PR, across high value clients. As B2B PR Account Director, it goes without saying you be a strong writer, skilled at interpreting often complex subject matter, and equally comfortable across traditional and digital PR. You will have a strong network of relevant media contacts, and be a dynamic leader within the agency, helping to guide and develop junior colleagues. You will also take the lead with clients, requiring a commercial mindset to spot opportunities and develop accounts. In return, you will have the opportunity to join a multi award-winning agency network, with an unrivalled culture and team environment. They also offer exceptional training and development opportunities, a generous salary and benefits package, and work from cool city centre offices! Manchester PR Account Directors, apply today with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Middleweight Designers (Digital & Print)
The become freelance team are looking for good midnight designers (digital & print) to add to our freelance talent pool due to increased business and new clients. We have several clients that are looking for talented midweight UI Designers who can use Sketch and Adobe CC for a variety of digital design projects that include social, e-marketing and digital outdoor etc. Some of our clients are looking for print designers with folios containing work ranging from premium property work through to clean editorial layout design. Other clients need integrated midnight designers who can design and execute creative campaigns and provide exciting and innovative media neutral solutions in an increasingly competitive sector. Essential software includes: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe CC. An understanding of Sketch, AfterEffects, PowerPoint would be a bonus. If you would like to register with become for the opportunity to work for our clients both agency and in-house then please get in contact today.
Our client, a wellness organisation based in West London, are seeking a PowerPoint Expert to join their rapidly growing team! They use state-of-the-art behavioural science to improve the performance of businesses and the lives of individuals who work in them. We work on our bodies so why don’t we work on our minds too? There are many problems that occur in the workplace such as performance management, inclusion, diversity, and ethics, our client understands this and create tailored mind work out programmes for the hundreds of organisations who have signed up and taken note of how important our mental health is. Most of FTSE100/S&P100 are frequent clients of theirs and over 2 million professionals in 60 nations have taken part in a live mind workout, whilst many more have connected digitally! What makes them unique? Everything they do and say is 100% backed by science. And that’s powerful. They create short 90-minute work outs across a longer period so that you can absorb and put in to practice everything you are learning even from the first session! The role: The company is growing rapidly and now work with clients spanning pharma, finance, energy, oil, FMCG, retail, hospitality, government, insurance and this is only just the beginning. Pitching is such a huge part of the business, but clients do not use or understand design software such as InDesign, so they are now looking for a highly knowledgeable and experienced PowerPoint Expert to create stunning PowerPoint pitch decks for external and internal use throughout the company. Situated within the Design team, you will be the go-to for all things associated to presentations, pitches, and PowerPoints. You will be working alongside graphic designers, creative artworkers, and copywriters as part of a talented team. They are looking for the PowerPoint Specialist to bring their own advanced thinking to the team – proposing fresh solutions, improved habits of working, or added impactful presentation styles. The client is open to you helping to define the scope of the job, and there is a lot of opportunity for career progression and building the team long-term. Main Responsibilities: Support on presentation needs across the business, working closely with design, solutions and stakeholders. As a presentation specialist, you may be working with anyone from the CEO to a Designer. Use creative thinking and technical expertise to find impactful presentation solutions. You will be the go-to person for presentation-related questions and problems, and so will be a passionate and receptive member of the design team. Constantly keeping up to date with the newest graphic trends, and in specific, presentation design trends – being keen to experiment with new ways of envisaging design work. Support others with PowerPoint or other presentation software, this could include training sessions concentrating on the abilities and functionality of the software. If you’re determined to make a change, hungrily curious and filled with entrepreneurial spirit, we’d like to hear from you. Please send CV & PowerPoint samples in now!
Our client, a wellness organisation based in West London, are seeking a highly conceptual ideas-focused Senior Designer to join their rapidly growing team! They use state-of-the-art behavioural science to improve the performance of businesses and the lives of individuals who work in them. We work on our bodies so why don’t we work on our minds too? There are many problems that occur in the workplace such as performance management, inclusion, diversity, and ethics, our client understands this and create tailored mind work out programmes for the hundreds of organisations who have signed up and taken note of how important our mental health is. Most of FTSE100/S&P100 are frequent clients of theirs and over 2 million professionals in 60 nations have taken part in a live mind workout, whilst many more have connected digitally! What makes them unique? Everything they do and say is 100% backed by science. And that’s powerful. They create short 90-minute work outs across a longer period so that you can absorb and put in to practice everything you are learning even from the first session! The role: The company is growing rapidly and now work with clients spanning pharma, finance, energy, oil, FMCG, retail, hospitality, government, insurance and this is only just the beginning. They now need you to be instrumental in their continued growth, and to come up with the most innovative concepts, ideas, and strategies for their varied client base, and to follow this through with the creation of bespoke pitch documents, presentations, posters to engage, eLearning and social learning materials, toolkits, merchandise, booklets, stationary, emails, social, microsites and much much more! The work load is currently a 80/20 split print and digital but they are looking for someone that could help assist the direction to a more digitally driven method of visual communication. Working diligently with the Design Director and Solutions Team, you will take the initiative on the design projects from conception through to delivery, whilst being client facing. This is an amazing opportunity to reinvent the way the business supports their clients and internal teams creatively! Skills & Experience Required: A senior designer with experience preferably in advertising, or design agencies. B2B Exp in Pharma, finance, energy, FMCG, Retail, Hospitality, Government or Insurance industries would be advantageous Strong conceptual thinker, someone who can initiate and contribute ideas and create strategic concepts and engagement campaigns An experienced collaborator, who can liaise with internal and external stakeholders, building relationships along the way Experienced client facing designer; from pitching to scoping the creative solution Ability to set the creative direction for Junior Designers & Artworkers If you’re determined to make a change, hungrily curious and filled with entrepreneurial spirit, we’d like to hear from you. Please send CV & Portfolio in now!
PR Account Manager | B2B
Manchester PR Account Managers – I’ve got the role for you! One of the North-West’s best-known PR agencies are looking for a PR Account Manager to join the team and work across a range of B2B clients. Approaching 20 years in business, this fab agency continues to grow and win new clients, and their success is reflected in the awards they’ve won! The successful PR Account Manager will have at least 3 years PR agency experience in a B2B environment. It goes without saying you will be an outstanding writer, having developed your skills working across B2B clients and often complex subject matter. You will be equally capable with Digital PR and Social Media management, as well as having developed a strong network of contacts within national, regional, and trade press. Furthermore, you will have excellent client management skills, as you will be responsible for maintaining and growing existing relationships with your clients. In return, you will have the opportunity to join one of the most vibrant agencies in Manchester, who pride themselves on a creative and collaborative environment and supportive culture. With outstanding progression and development opportunities, the path to Account Director will be laid out for you. You will also work in cool city centre offices, with a generous salary and benefits package! This role won’t be around for long – apply today with your CV to email@example.com!
PR Account Manager | Consumer
One of Manchester’s leading PR agencies are looking for a PR Account Manager to join the team and support a number of new client wins! The year so far has brought expansion, new clients, and industry recognition, and with huge future plans this fab agency are looking for an equally awesome PR Account Manager to work across a range of Consumer clients, including some household name brands! The successful PR Account Manager will have at least 3 year’s Consumer PR experience, agency side. You will have access to a strong network of contacts within the Consumer press and among online influencers. It goes without saying that you will be an outstanding writer, and use your skills to really get under the skin of brands and generate a buzz for your clients. But what’s in it for you? You’ll be joining one of Manchester’s coolest agencies at an incredibly exciting time in their evolution. You’ll join a super-talented and creative team, and work across some of the UK’s best-known brands, with loads of fun perks. All with a generous salary and benefits package, in fab city centre offices! Manchester PR Account Managers – apply with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Junior Account Executive
Account Executive | £26-30k | West London Account Executive required for an up-and-coming digital agency in London. They're looking for an ambitious and ambidextrous Account Executive with an interest in digital who is keen to deliver top quality campaigns that are powered by data insights. They work with an array of envious clients ranging from lifestyle, arts, travel, design, professional services & many others - and this person can expect to work across the whole roster. The office environment is not corporate or stuffy: They don't run a hierarchy because they value everyone's views and ideas. They're not set in their ways: As a digital agency, it's pretty important that they're adaptable, so it's only right to them that if an approach isn't working, they change it. The role would suit someone who is passionate about everything digital who wants to be more client-facing. Main Roles & Responsibilities: ⁃ Arranging meetings and liaising with clients to understand their requirements ⁃ Quality control of all work being submitted to clients ⁃ Communicating campaign details to the client and all team members ⁃ Monitoring all stages of campaigns to guarantee that they run smoothly ⁃ Writing status reports reports throughout the duration of the project to keep clients and peers updated ⁃ Ensuring that the project stays within the allocated budget ⁃ Offering creative ideas to the account manager to develop exciting campaigns and encourage clients to understand the importance of creativity throughout projects Skills required: ⁃ Excellent oral and written communication skills ⁃ First class organisational skills ⁃ A pro-active approach to managing SEO retained clients ⁃ Full awareness and understanding of digital channels. Strong SEO knowledge preferable ⁃ Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a cool outlook ⁃ A personable and professional character that will allow you to build client rapport ⁃ The confidence to give clients trust in your work To apply, please attached your CV.
MIDWEIGHT INTEGRATED DESIGNER | UP TO £34K | LONDON Our client is a full service commercial real estate services firm with a unique business model, working culture and approach that is looking for an established and multi-disciplined Midweight Designer to support all brand communications across print and digital channels. Overview of the role: This is an excellent opportunity to join a tight-knit and collaborative team who are focused on producing high quality work that visually communicates their client message with the most impact and supporting the global brand development across print, digital & new media. An ideal candidate will have the chance to deliver a varied output of campaign and design collateral, incl. brochures, large format, invitations and research reports. This role would be suitable for someone with a premium and luxury aesthetic with a great understanding of print production techniques. The client promises to nurture your skills through an on-going training and creative development, to aid your career ambitions with them. Main duties & Responsibilities: ⁃ Producing and advising design solutions and delivering print & digital campaigns/projects to a high standard ⁃ Ability to show creative and conceptual thinking though a collaborative approach on brainstorming, sketching visual concepts and planning Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following core abilities: ⁃ Clear and efficient communication within the internal creative and marketing teams ⁃ Work on multiple types of print material, research reports, bulletins, newsletters, flyers, invites, brochures, presentations, large format, and occasionally graphics for exhibition stands ⁃ Exceptional eye for detail and ensure quality control ⁃ Well acquainted with managing expectations, deadlines and agile workflow. Desired skills & experience: ⁃ Minimum 3 years experience within a agency/in-house design environment ⁃ Portfolio showcasing relevant, innovative & original projects and ideas ⁃ Experiencing of advising directors, staff and external suppliers on corporate brand guidelines ⁃ Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop ⁃ Great understanding of typography, printing processes & web design ⁃ Organised time management skills ⁃ Animation & moving imagery skills are great but not essential To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and portfolio (pdf or web link)
Our client is an ambitious, vibrant young company, who sell healthy pure fruit snacks in all UK supermarkets and stores across the country. They are now taking the brand global and have ambitious plans for their international growth across Europe, America, Middle East & beyond which they want you to be a part of! They are a growing team of 48 people based in Southbank, London with 4 people in the creative team. It is a very diverse team with different ideas, talents, backgrounds and passions. The company emphasise each member of the team’s strength and encourage you to be the best version of yourself. After such an exciting growth period, they are now looking for a talented senior designer to come and join their vibrant, passionate team and play an integral role in their future plans! They create a huge amount of exciting material across a wide variety of creative platforms including packaging, print, digital, video, events, in-store marketing, internal communications, press and much more! We are looking for a real ‘all-rounder’, someone who is brimming with innovative creative ideas, and happy to get stuck in with all areas of the business. Your role will be truly varied, you will wear many different hats, but your hard work will be truly valued and rewarded. The Head of Creative works part time, so you will really have the opportunity to step up and take ownership within this role giving you invaluable experience- there will be around 20% project management responsibilities, the chance to mentor/train junior members of the team, as well as work closely with the Head of Creative on strategic plans and future visions for the company all whilst still being a hands on conceptual designer yourself across print and digital. Your role could also involve animation, illustration and writing copy, depending on your skills and experience. Lots to do, but a wonderful team and environment to be doing it in! Skills & Experience Required: Have 5 or more years of experience working either in-house or agency. Ideally some food, FMCG or drinks brands. Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates brave, simple and bold thinking/design that you have created (independently or as part of a team). Whiz on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Ideally some animation or motion/editing abilities (not essential but we’d love to be driving this forward.) Ability to illustrate or have experience & confidence working with illustrated material & assets. Are a thinker and a doer- willing to share ideas and listen to others! Take your work seriously but not yourself (MUST LIKE PUNS) Benefits: 25 days holiday + bank hols + buy additional days + carry days forward Flexible working Private healthcare Competitive annual bonus scheme Free bottomless breakfast every day Unlimited fruit snacks Friday beers, cider and G&T’s. Quarterly company socials Sound like you? Please send your CV & Portfolio in now!
Our client is an ambitious, vibrant young company, who sell healthy pure fruit snacks in all UK supermarkets and stores across the country. They are now taking the brand global and have ambitious plans for their international growth across Europe, America, Middle East & beyond which they want you to be a part of! They are a growing team of 48 people based in Southbank, London with 4 people in the creative team. It is a very diverse team with different ideas, talents, backgrounds and passions. The company emphasise each member of the team’s strengths and encourage you to be the best version of yourself, they are looking for someone who can really think outside the box, challenge their creative, and always bring new and innovative ideas to the table! You will be mentored and supported by the creative team at all times and have a chance to sharpen your skills across packaging, advertising campaigns, social media and much more! We’re looking for someone who is proactive, creative and self-motivated. You’ll be a part of a vibrant creative team, every day is different, and you must be happy to work on a wide variety of design tasks. Your Role & Responsibilities: Create design and artwork across packaging, advertising campaigns, social media and much more. Contribute creative ideas and strategies for advertising campaigns, future ranges and marketing through to internal communication for events, training packs, and much more. Assist the wider company with creative problem solving and design support. Increase our brand distinctiveness making it stand-out from the crowd on websites, social media and print. We are taking the EU by storm, and need you to help us on this exciting next leg of our journey! Skills & Experience Required: Minimum 6 months- 1 year’ commercial experience showing you are an ‘all round’ creative- this can be from internships or freelance work, but it is essential you have been working in the office. Good knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator especially. Experience in motion design would be an advantage but not essential! A varied portfolio, and something a little extra- we want to see your personal passions, do you have a talent for illustration, tattoo design, or photography? Whatever it is, show us! You’re able to present your ideas in a clear, confident and engaging way. You are brave and bold but have your heart in the right place. You’re a team player with a ‘nothing is impossible’ attitude J. Benefits: 25 days holiday + bank holidays + option to buy 3 additional days or carry forward 5 days to next year Flexible working Private healthcare Annual discretionary bonus scheme Free bottomless breakfast every day Unlimited fruit snacks Friday beers, cider and G&T’s. Quarterly company socials Occasional office dog! If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then please send your CV & Portfolio in immediately!
Award winning creative communications agency based in Manchester is looking for a Graphic Designer to work with one of their largest client accounts. You will be working on a wide range of print & digital projects such as brochures, posters, outdoor, flyers, adverts, websites, social media assets, banners, internal communications, CRM and DM. It is essential that you can come up with ideas & concepts, then take this through to design & layout stage and finally deliver print ready artwork. Previous experience working within an autonomous role is key to this position as you will be solely handling the day-to-day work for the client in-house. You must be able to work within style guidelines and adhere to the brand content look & feel and tone-of-voice. The ability to organise, prioritise & schedule workloads as well as adhering to deadlines & budgets and having excellent attention to detail are all essential qualities for this role. This role requires occasional trips to their London office when required and comes with an impressive benefits package! Excellent opportunity to work with a leading award winning creative agency! Please apply by sending you CV and work samples through to email@example.com
Freelance 3D Interior Designer
I'm currently working with a creative agency based in Manchester who are in urgent need of a 3D Designer. You will be required to work onsite for the next 1-2 weeks. You will ideally specialise in commercial space (retail, hospitality, office design). Must be able to use the following... Sketch up Indesign Photoshop AUTOCAD Rendering – Enscape or VRay ASAP start, please only apply if you are able to work onsite! Please send me your CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior PR Account Manager | B2B
Senior PR Account Manager wanted for award-winning Manchester PR agency! The successful Senior PR Account Manager will have at least 4 years PR agency experience, working across B2B clients. At this level, it goes without saying you will be an outstanding writer, and you will be comfortable writing across often complex subject matter. Strong experience with Digital PR is also essential! Working across a range of high value clients, in sectors such as property, tech, and construction, these guys have received significant industry recognition for their work. They now need a talented Senior PR Account Manager who can hit the ground running, continue to provide the high level of service their clients have become accustomed to, lead the team, and help drive strategy and innovation within the agency. But what’s in it for you? You will join a super talented team and awesome office environment at one of the North’s most accomplished agencies, with big plans for further expansion. You will also work in cool offices, with unrivalled development and progression opportunities, and a generous salary and benefits package! Manchester Senior PR Account Managers, this one won’t be around for long so apply with your CV to email@example.com!
Research Executive | Marketing Agency
Our client, a national marketing agency network, are looking for a Research Executive to join their Manchester team! Working within the Insight team, as Research Executive your role will involve analysing trends and consumer behaviour, providing the insights and recommendations necessary for the agency to develop and implement effective marketing strategies. On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for evaluating campaigns through test control and analysis, and using data to provide recommendations around improving campaign planning and ROI. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a similar role, and ideally be degree educated. You will be highly organised and have an excellent attention to detail. Strong experience with Excel is also essential. This is a great opportunity to work for a highly regarded agency on campaigns for national brand names. Working with a hugely talented team in cool city centre offices, this role also comes with a generous salary and benefits package! Manchester Research Executives, apply today to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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