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Ten years ago (it seems like only yesterday) we were simply a small group of experienced yet rather frustrated creative recruiters about to launch a brand new business. RedSofa. We were determined to show the world we could do a better job than the competition: and have fun at the same time.

Our philosophy was very simple only hire the very best and watch them and the business flourish. By 2014 we were proud to be acclaimed Europe's fastest growing and most respected Creative Recruitment Agency. A year later we opened our Berlin office.

Of course there are other elements to our success, passion, creativity and building long-term personal relationships, but working with the very best people will always be at the core of our being.

We now cover almost every area in our sector, ranging from junior art workers to global CEOs. Our expertise in every area is widely regarded as being unequalled. IMPRINT

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Part time Receptionist (Mon&Tues)

London

Permanent

£24,000 - £24,000

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My client a well established Creative/Advertising Agency based in London are looking for a part time Receptionist to job share. Days are Mon & Tues.

Must have Reception experience, immaculate, outstanding Customer Service skills. Ideally someone with Media/Creative Reception experience but not a must.

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MW Designer

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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We are looking for a Designer to join a thriving independant creative agency. The Designer will be coming on board to work across a wide breath of clients on a variety of work. We are looking for a designer who is fluent in digital and print design, strong typographic, communication and executional abilities.

We are looking for somebody that will champion of raising the standards of our design. Never afraid to question anything. Always go the extra mile and be willing to add a hand where needed.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Support all areas of the business with a range of graphic design requests both print and digita
  • Work to tight deadlines and across a number of briefs at one time, flexible in adopting to new styles, people and projects throughout the day

Skills, Personal Attributes and Attitude:

  • Must be proactive and perceptive
  • Exceptional typographic skills and understanding of hierarchy and layout structure
  • Familiarity with working in a high tempo environment
  • Strong experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Good communication skills
  • Collaborative skills to work closely with account managers, writers, ADs and producers
  • Experience in creating digital art and assets (such as web banners)
  • Able to think laterally/creatively to solve problems

Success Criteria:

  • Relentlessly energetic and positive, up for a challenge
  • Taking pride in all work produced no matter how large or small
  • Willing to help others and share knowledge

If you would like to be considered for the position, please apply with your CV & Portfolio.

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Junior Designer

London

Permanent

£18,000 - £25,000

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A boutique agency is looking for a junior to join their rapidly expanding creative team. This agency creates beautiful, slick, conceptual work for the luxury sector especially within premium drinks.

You will be a designer with potential and a passion for creating intelligent and beautiful design solutions and communications. You’re passionate about design and honing your craft, with an understanding of layout, typography and brand awareness.

Playing a key support role within the design team you’ll report to the Creative Director. You will work across a multitude of brand disciplines from experiential, branding, print, digital, moving image and inductions to packaging.

You should have a grounded working knowledge of the usual Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator), and a portfolio that shows creative thinking and an eye for detail.

Sound like the role for you, send your CV and portfolio.

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Senior Digital UI Designer

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £65,000

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My client is an independent, award-winning, creative agency that’s sole purpose is to make tired brands famous again.

They’re multi-disciplined their our hearts lie in digital.

Right now, there’s about 38 in the studio (plus 6 rotating office dogs) – but that number grows all the time because they’re still young, ambitious and pretty good at what they do.

Senior Designers should have initiative. Whether it’s to pick up management responsibilities, suggest new ways to improve workflows or just ensure the team’s wellbeing. Seniors should have good relationships with the rest of their team members, and be able to assimilate jobs down to them. You must also be a team player – sometimes you will need to support the juniors in the day-to-day work… or simply help to get the mail.

The type of person:

  • … have 6 years minimum agency experience.

  • … have management experience in developing other team members – and are keen to continue doing so!

  • … have amazing digital design skills and a thousand unique styles and ideas tucked away.

  • … have a strong understanding of design trends and how to harness them.

  • … have good communication and presentation skills in selling your ideas, be it to your team or to clients.

  • … are able to problem solve and bring solutions to the table.

  • … are proactive and committed to developing your own knowledge and skills.

  • … are unafraid to roll up your sleeves and muck in.

  • … are organised and self-disciplined, with an ability to multi-task and consistently hit deadlines.

    The Perks:

    • To be part of something special – this is an exciting growing agency with no board of directors, or shareholders to report to.

    • Free snacks, booze and coffee!

    • Monthly breakfasts with the whole team.

    • Seasonal company parties.

    • Opportunity to pitch your own projects

    • The love of six rotating office dogs.

    • A ‘yes work’s important, but let’s not get too serious’ vibe.

    • A distinct lack of bureaucracy or politics.

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Managing Partner

London

Permanent

£100,000 - £150,000

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We are looking to talk to Managing Partners for an award winning integrated Agency.

As a Managing Partner you are a critical Agency brand ambassador and play a leading role in the overall development of the Agency’s positioning and processes as well as meeting the Agency’s commercial and industry-recognition goals

Key Areas of Accountability:

* To contribute a unique perspective to the Board through specialist knowledge and experience that can further develop the Agency’s positioning and growth

  • To build excellent relationships with Critical-level clients which enable a clear understanding of their individual perspectives, personal ambitions and team management style

  • To build excellent internal relationships across the agency especially with your Client Board, Agency Board colleagues and the Senior Management Team

  • To build excellent 3rd party relationships across other partner agencies working with your clients, agency suppliers, the network and wider agencies

  • To take ownership of the quality of project delivery across your team through education and enforcing of the agency’s processes and the brilliant basics of client servicing

  • To take ownership of the quality of strategic and creative output on your client business

* To take ownership of the commercials for your client business responsible for long term revenue forecasting and delivery of margin and utilisation targets

* To demonstrate expertise across several industry sectors and with the ability to reapply best practise from them across other business

  • To demonstrate expertise in the agency’s business and sector from our agency credentials and products, to our key competitors’ accounts and positionings

  • To proactively manage your team’s careers through an annual appraisal, a quarterly documented review of PDPs, and through fostering a feedback culture

  • To proactively share knowledge and experience across the agency through coaching, mentoring and training

Skills, Personal Attributes and Attitude:

  • Excellent business leadership skills – across financial and commercial acumen, creative judgement, strategic thinking, industry knowledge, talent management and business growth
  • Excellent communication skills – highly articulate in person and in writing, confident in leading the agency response in new business situations, ability to own relationships with business critical clients, ability to handle highly effectively with conflict and negotiations

  • Ambassador for the Agency’s values and thinking – a leader of our values across team, department and wider agency, ability to confidently articulate our positioning and credentials, ability to coach strong performances from others

Success Criteria:

  • Positive performance against personal objectives in Annual Appraisal (including 360 feedback from key internal and client contacts)
  • Positive client satisfaction scores aiming for 7.5 across all accounts with a stretch of 8
  • Proven ability to deliver revenue growth against target
  • Proven ability to manage and grow client businesses
  • Proposal of one agency-wide initiative to the Board based on your specialist knowledge and experience
  • Active participation in training and agency meetings from departmental meetings to training events

Qualifications and /or training required for this role:

  • Likely to be a graduate with 12+ years’ experience
  • Experience of leading and developing teams across a number of accounts
  • Credible specialist experience within relevant industry sectors
  • A track record of commercial growth across existing and new business
  • Likely to be responsible for circa £3+m of revenue
  • Extensive knowledge of direct and/or digital channels as well as strong understanding of other relevant marketing disciplines (e.g. advertising, media, social)
  • Digitally literate (preferably experience of Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

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Business Director

London

Permanent

£65,000 - £75,000

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We are looking for an experienced Senior Account Director, ready to step up Business Director to join an amazing creative Agency who produce beautifully crafted work for fashion and lifestyle brands.

Successful candidates will be;

  • Responsible for the overall health of the account & seen as the account leader – both in client & agency worlds
  • Strong strategic thinker with the ability to identify & answer business challenges with creative solutions
  • 360 knowledge, insight & passion around their client’s business, their challenges, their category & competitors
  • Able to plan & forecast long-term
  • An engaging presenter who creates a clear narrative & delivers in style
  • An inspirational manager & leader who always gets the best from all
  • An astute decision-maker who uses their experience to make the right calls
  • Top-table (C-Suite) clout & influence – able to convince them of agency opinion
  • Always conscious of best outcome / image of the agency & drive this always
  • Always calm & measured under pressure
  • Pro-active in identifying & implementing improvements to process, work, commercials etc
  • Able to spot bumps in the road and skillfully navigate around before the erupt
  • Great autonomy whilst able to manage upwards & keep board looped-in on need-to-know detail
  • Always hungry to learn & share learnings with client & team – particularly from a digi/social POV
  • Managing fee revenues of +£1.5m
  • Efficient & able to deliver +90% billings vs agency time spent
  • Able to identify & successfully unlock new revenue streams
  • Strong commercial understanding of account profitability
  • Actively interested & involved in wider agency initiatives & growth

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Account Manager

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £34,000

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My Client is one of London’s most progressive, innovative and successful agencies. They are a creative company on a mission to make a different shape of work, partnering with the world’s most ambitious brands to play a meaningful role in culture.
They work with some of the largest, most influential and most ambitious companies in the world.

The Agency has an amazing culture, it’s about doing things in the way that works best for each client. No hierarchy, ego, or that old-school advertising ball and chain, sign off.
The role is for an entrepreneurial and energised Account Manager to join their team. The successful AMs will join an environment where they will work on exciting global clients.

The Profile:
Smart, efficient, entrepreneurial, you’ll have experience of having worked in a creative/digital agency environment, understand internal Agency teams and be able to manage multiple projects. You own the day to day machine that ensures that great work happens; always organised, always proactive, always hungry to add value strategically and creatively and always with a resilient, can-do attitude.

CREATIVE: Make every creative briefing inspiring. Lead the prep for the meeting, contribute in creative reviews – build on ideas, speak constructively and insightfully and be able to provide product facts and competitor context. Demonstrate strong presentation skills and be able to hold a room’s attention. Be trusted to manage small scale production processes and to support large scale productions; from pre-production through to final approval.

STRATEGIC: Ability to understand brand strategies and help build on the core strategic decisions, contributing towards strategic direction with the ability to explain the strategic approach clearly. Ability to write briefs in conjunction with Planners and Account Directors and can present competitive and creative reviews with a clear point of view and business/brand insight.

INTEGRATION: Understand and be able to promote the roles of the Agencie’s partner agencies and partner with them on your client’s business, pushing strategic and creative opportunities to ensure the best integrated output. Able to demonstrate an understanding of total communications planning and add value to the integration planning process. Deliver LONG ideas.

PARTNERSHIP: Work in a collaborative way that promotes partnership and team-ship. Create a dynamic team that people want to be part of and be skilful at managing up, down and across the agency. Actively develop the skills of those who work for you; identify the training required, ensure they have a development programme, provide on-going feedback and act as a role model. Own the relationship with clients which is built on mutual respect and your ability to add value and energy to the process.

COMMERCIAL ACUMEN: Ensure the team is always up to date with timely status reports and contact reports and work alongside Project Managers to drive status meetings. Ability to build solid trusted working relationships with the whole agency from project management, production, studio, creatives to finance – anyone associated with getting the best work done. Demonstrate true leadership skills, specifically in how to delegate and manage Account Executives/Interns. Skilled in creating great relationships with clients and colleagues that are built on mutual respect and your ability to add value and energy.
The Agency has a friendly culture and a buzzing creative atmosphere and fantastic benefits.

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Account Executive

London

Permanent

£23,000 - £28,000

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We are looking for a Junior Account Manager for a central London communications agency, who specialise in tying brands and communities together by creating highly creative experiences.
This unique agency is boutique in size and entrepreneurial in attitude, with a no nonsense approach to creativity.
You role will encompass working in a media neutral environment and will involve brand development/design, TV/video, OOH, print, content and digital.

Creative:
The successful candidate will have a flair for creativity, being able to develop inspiring creative briefs and manage the creative process with sound creative judgement to drive innovative campaigns.
Production:
You will have some production knowledge and be eager to provide hands on help in this area.
Client Management:
You will have solid client management skills, being able to manage client expectations and develop and maintain good relationships. You will have great quality control and organisational skills in order to develop and manage deadlines and budgets.
Teamwork:
The successful candidate must work well as a team member and enjoy a collaborative working style and flat agency structure, whilst being proactive. You will have opinions and be confident in voicing these in the constant quest for doing things better.
Communication:
The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills. They will be confident in putting their point of view forward to various different audiences and levels. You will have innate sense of knowing the right questions to ask at the right time.
Strategy:
This agency are after and thinker as well as a doer. You’ll be able to think strategically and contribute here.
A competitive salary is on offer with a great benefits package.

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Senior Account Manager

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £42,000

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My Client creates content, experiences and cultural ideas for the social generation. Ideas that help to make brands famous in popular culture.

Their output is anything from online TV series to unconventional ad campaigns to content to engage communities in the social space. Small brief or large, their team work together from strategy to creative to production and deliver all these ideas and campaigns as one ‘self contained team’. Some of their campaigns are months in development, some just a few hours.
They’re regularly recognised for the quality of their thinking and work.

Senior Account Manager
As part of the account team, the Senior Account Manager role is central to leading the day to day client business as a key client contact. The role requires management of multiple teams to ensure we deliver on time and on budget.
Senior Account Managers are expected to understand their client businesses and provide specialist in-depth understanding of content, social & search whilst knowing how they support other communication disciplines.
You’ll want to learn, build strong internal & external relationships, inspire everyone and push yourself to create brilliant creative solutions.
Every account person should help create and foster a working environment that inspires the varied agency skill sets, combines the right talent together and leads by example. They do not just manage the process.

Your experience
You have proven to work in a fast paced environment and enjoy juggling multiple projects with autonomy.
As a Senior Account Manager you’ll have a proven track record of running your projects and clients brilliantly. You’re ambitious to get to that Account Director level (in due course!).
You have experience in managing a team of AM’s or AE’s to ensure they deliver and are nurtured with key development plans you have help set.
You’re interested in the world, inquisitive about culture, key trends & entertainment. You understand new platform developments & industry trends is key to help guide clients to deliver brilliant creative solutions

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Junior-Midweight Creative Team

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £45,000

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We’re currently working with a global integrated creative agency to find a brilliant Junior-Midweight Creative Team. This is a glorious opportunity to work primarily on a huge sports wear/fashion account, working on a full compliment of platforms including digital, social, experiential and film/content. This crack team within the larger creative department is a very eclectic mix of people, they have an independent mindset to develop a unique creative offering.

The agency is looking for a creative team that absolutely has it’s finger on the pulse in terms of current trends. You’ll have a book that shows big ideas whilst going beyond standard ‘advertising’, and also plenty of hustle. The team will need to have a big love and understanding of sports, including fashion and culture. This is a very exciting opportunity to work with a fantastic team and Creative Director. Get in touch for more details.

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News

2018 Cannes Lions Predictions

Steve Buss 19th June 2018

Leo Burnett has been predicting who will be taking home Cannes Lions for the past 31 years with last year’s predictions being 100% accurate .

Only 3 per cent of the tens of thousands of marketing campaigns submitted will be taking home a gong.

See below for the work Leo Burnett is predicting will receive a trophy this week:

P&G Tide “It’s a Tide Ad” // P&G (USA)

Nike “Breaking2” // Wieden + Kennedy (Portland USA)

Orange Telecom “Now or Never” // FP7/CAI (Cairo, Egypt)

KFC “FCK” // Mother (London, UK)

Palau Legacy Project “Palau Pledge” // Host/Havas (Sydney, Australia)

National Safety Council “Prescribed to Death” // Energy BBDO (Chicago, USA)

EDEKA “The Most German Supermarket” // Jung von Matt (Hamburg, Germany)

Downtown Records “Live Looper” // BBDO (New York, USA)

Audi “Clowns” // Audi (UK)

The Times “JFK – Unsilenced” // Rothco – Accenture Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Mars Wrigley Confectionary – Skittles “Exclusive the Rainbow” // DDB (Chicago, USA)

Cadbury “Mum’s Birthday” // VCCP (London, UK)

IKEA “The Human Catalogue” // IKEA (Singapore, Singapore)

Snaptivity “Snaptivity App” // R/GA (London, UK)

Apple HomePod “Welcome Home” // TBWA/Media Arts Lab (Los Angeles, USA)

Burger King “Scary Clown Night” // LOLA MullenLowe (Madrid, Spain)

LADBible & Plastic Oceans “Trash Isles” // AMV BBDO (London, UK)

Mars NZ – Pedigree “Pedigree SelfieSTIX” // Colenso BBDO (Auckland, New Zealand)

P&G “The Talk” // BBDO (New York, USA)

Nike “Nothing Beats a Londoner” // Wieden + Kennedy (London, UK)

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