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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
Digital Creative Lead (14059)
£60,000 - £75,000
Central London based International sports brand are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Senior Digital Art Director / Creative Lead for one of their primary Sport Divisions.
You’ll be leading this departments creative and delivery for their numerous marketing projects across multiple digital channels (web, mobile, social media, Ecom, apps, interactive, film, video, POS, 3D, etc.) as well as brand and product campaigns for their partners and international markets.
This role requires an experienced digital AD/lead with a passion for sports and experience working on 360 campaigns and a proven leaning towards digital and social across different mediums.
You will be passionate about design excellence and a creative thinker who is comfortable coming up with concepts for large brand campaigns through to smaller activations. You’ll be expected to bring strategic thinking and unique concepts together to tell a compelling and engaging story across all brand touch points. Additionally you will oversee art direction during photoshoots and have strong communication skills in order to build and maintain strong relationships with Senior Management.
Candidates should be bursting with ideas and passion for cutting edge design and have an obsessive interest in sports (particularly tennis) and digital innovation.
Key Responsibilities include: Ability to lead, mentor and offer the creative support to your team
Highly motivated to create cutting-edge and engaging content
Interested in helping to push this consumer-focused organisation forward creative
Ability to create industry leading and cutting-edge, multi-level (360°) campaigns
Understand how to utilise data and consumer insight creatively
Experience creating engaging social media experiences across Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, TikTok, etc.
If you are an experienced digital lead/AD who is driven and energetic; who loves to craft ideas and inspire those around them; has a keen interest in the future of interactive media, and ideally has in-depth sport industry expertise (particularly racquet sport/tennis) then this role could be perfect for you.
In return you will be working for a leading international sports brand creating memorable creative solutions for a worldwide audience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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SEO Account Executive (14049)
£28,000 - £30,000
ROLE We are looking for a confident and knowledgeable SEO Account Executive or Senior Account Executive with 3-5 years’ experience.
If you know how to improve blog post rankings and are familiar with SEMrush and Screaming Frog this could be a fast-track role to a more senior position.
To join our growing SEM team to deliver all aspects of SEO to our clients across various markets. Working for one of London’s most famous digital agencies.
REMOTE WORKING OPTION
This role could be a remote position with occasional trips to London for client visits. If you prefer, you can be based at our Central London office, there is a desk waiting for you there.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING IN YOUR ROLE
Perform SEO focussed analysis on industry, competitors, keywords and search trends to inform and influence SEO strategy
Undertake technical SEO audits, site performance tests such as Google Lighthouse, interpret the results and apply and recommend solutions to improve website performance
Stay up to date with Google and search engine marketing industry changes and continue to formulate an effective approach to improving ranking performance for our clients’ websites
Produce highly effective on-page strategy including meta, header, copy, and semantic page performance analysis and application
Produce and review English language website copy of a high standard for clients’ websites that performs well in terms of organic rankings, conforms to the particular brand tone of voice, and provides an excellent u/x
Develop, identify and apply a strategic approach to building strong backlink profiles for our clients
Collaborate with web developers, supplier agencies and a wider marketing team
Develop and apply local SEO strategies for our clients
Use our internal agency processes, partners, suppliers and methods of liaising with clients
Interpret performance data and produce accurate and informative monthly reports
WHAT SKILLS WILL HELP YOU BE SUCCESSFUL
3 years+ SEO industry experience
A very high level of written English and grammar
Search tools – SEMrush, Ahrefs, Screaming Frog.
Used to working independently (as well as part of a team).
THIS ROLE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF…
You are a confident search marketer looking for the opportunity to join a fast-moving agency environment, to work on a variety of blue chip clients (travel, hospitality, all sorts). If you know how to improve blog post rankings and are familiar with SEMrush and Screaming Frog this could be a fast-track role to a more senior position.
EVENT PROGRAMME MANAGER (14050)
£45,000 - £50,000
We are looking for an experienced Event Programme Manager for our ongoing digital and physical event programme.
A confident creative Event Manager with a passion and understanding of brands, purpose, diversity, inclusion, the creative industry and culture.
A comprehensive knowledge of and interest in all things “inspirational”.
The Event Programme Manager is responsible for supporting the employee experience DIGITALLY and for delivering an innovative global brand experience programme of DIGITAL and PHYSICAL events.
This includes setting the strategy for the programme, content creation, platform management and improvement, audience engagement, communications, event support and performance evaluation.
• Solid experience in programme and digital platform management
• Able to draft sound strategic plans based on critical insight and commercial understanding and execute these plans
• Proven track record in all aspects of project management, from idea generation through to delivery, evaluation and budget management
• Ability to work with technical platform delivery teams, ensuring the agreed plan and desired user experience is brought to life effectively, on time and in budget
• Persuasive and influential communicator with experience in designing and delivering cut through campaigns and content, able to lead creative teams providing compelling creative direction
• Experience in using MailChimp including creating campaigns, audience list management, reporting and troubleshooting
• Experience using CMS to edit website content and landing pages with good HTML skills
• Basic photo editing and design skills, able to deliver work that brings the agreed brand identity to life
• Programme measurement skills including Google Analytics
• Experience of effective account management and relationship management, able to build strong relationships across all levels and manage multiple stakeholders
• Ability to lead diverse project teams with different perspectives to achieve an enriched, shared vision
• Experience of recruiting and managing agencies and freelancers and of coordinating support staff and project teams
• Work closely with Brand, Purpose and Comms teams to create and deliver a programme that is relevant and inspiring and that engages across the world .
• This includes:
o Developing and delivering a content and communications calendar
o Creating, publishing and promoting content that is best in class
o Maintaining the current platform and re-imagining it to be world class
o Managing event content, communication, registration and metrics
o Monitoring programme metrics, driving registration & engagement
o Managing the programme budget effectively, including supplier contracts
Midweight Designer (14040)
£38,000 - £45,000
A global advertising agency is looking for a conceptual Midweight Designer to join their expanding creative team. This agency works with some instantly recognisable brands across automotive, FMCG & tech. There is a great opportunity to get exposure to working on global brands across multiple touch points.
You will first and foremost be someone who is great with type and full campaign creation, ideally someone has basic experience in motion/After Effects. There will be an opportunity to work on brand & identity creation so any interest or experience with this would definitely be an added bonus.
You will come from an agency background and be able to use your initiative and have the willingness to learn and grow in the role.
I’m looking to see portfolios with type and 360 campaigns across well recognised brands and ideally applicants from well known AD agencies.
Junior Designer (14015)
£26,000 - £28,000
A global PR and communications agency who is digitally savvy is looking for a multimedia junior designer. The role is extremely well-rounded and you will be expected to work in areas as diverse as digital content creation, motion graphics, artworking, branding and assist in editing. Its essential we see a multi skilled portfolio with experience of working on tech or mobile brands would be ideal.
Some of your responsibilities will include –
Design and create assets for our social team including: motion graphics, illustrations, branding, assisting in the creation of video content, designing templates, layout across multiple platforms
Work with stakeholders to create and present concept boards and storyboards.
Test designs across multiple formats and devices.
Make sure that assets can quickly be repurposed, cutting down on future design time.
Adapt artwork based on existing creative and feedback from internal stakeholders.
Art direct, review, retouch and feedback on video and photography shoots.
Senior Art Director (14014)
£55,000 - £60,000
An advertising agency is looking for a conceptual Art Director to partner with a copywriter. You will be the ECD’s right hand creatives, you will be given full autonomy on briefs and expected to come up with conceptual ideas. They work with some well recognized brands and are looking for you to come up with fresh, new concepts to make their brands stand out, whilst winning a few awards along the way.
You will have experience of working across TV, campaign, digital and print, basically all forms of advertising and have some global brands under your belt. It’s very important for them to see conceptual ideas in your portfolio.
Senior UI Designer (14003)
£40,000 - £53,000
Senior Digital UI Designer
This role is fully remote with a close knit design studio £45k – £53k
We’re looking for an exceptional Senior UI designer to work with my clients creative team. If you’re looking to develop your skills on a diverse range of projects within an ideas driven team, this one’s for you. To be successful in this role, you’ll have a ton of digital and UI experience, with a portfolio an references to prove it. You’ll be bright, ambitious and thrive working in a collaborative environment alongside other creatives, developers and a lovely team of passionate PMs, who drive the projects forward.
In this role, you’ll get the opportunity to show your passion for creativity and technology, deliver exceptional experiences, stand up for your work and your teams and inspire both the team and their clients.
Responsibilities of this role
– Work with the design team on fast paced projects
– Lead UI design and deliver award winning creative digital communications
– Be able to design and deliver digital-first solutions across a range of mediums, from websites to campaign assets
– Be user-focused and consistently mindful of client and business requirements in your approach to all design work
– Collaborate with the Strategy function and feed into the creation of user flows, user journeys and information architecture
– Support and mentor more junior members of the team
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Performance Marketing Manager – Entertainment (13031)
£35,000 - £40,000
An award-winning entertainment business, we’re looking for a Performance Marketing Manager.
Ideally we’re looking for someone with at least three years’ experience of managing end-to-end performance marketing campaigns, from strategy and campaign build, through optimisation and reporting.
An expert in using:
FB Ads Manager
– you will run campaigns on these platforms and ensure they meet set objectives and targets, supporting the business and marketing objectives.
You will be confident analysing data, optimising campaign budgets, and reporting on campaign performance to the wider team.
Running campaigns that drive site traffic and lead generation for corporate ticket sales for our original entertainment properties.
Working closely with the Digital Marketing Manager, you will identify key user behaviours regions, and use this insight to develop user-focused campaign strategies.
You will have ownership of part of the marketing budget, and will be keen to ‘test and learn’, regularly new initiatives and ideas across channels.
You will be responsible for executing the paid social, PPC and affiliate campaigns for two core strands of business activities: our own original entertainment (B2C) and the ‘brand’ experience services (B2B).
Roles & Responsibilities
Conceptual Motion Designer (13989)
£55,000 - £60,000
Conceptual Motion Designer
Rare opportunity to join a progressive financial organisation as their main Motion Graphics Designer. This role would suit an experienced & creative motion designer (5+ years) who can bring all round animation (3D/2D) and video editing skills as well as energy and conceptual skills to this international business.
Ideally you will be able to: Storyboard a narrative; Craft a script; Bring your concepts to life across multiple channels including; ATL, websites, digital, DOOH, interactive and social. Work comfortably on multiple projects.
Essential technical skills include: advanced After Effects, Cinema 4D and Premiere (plus Photoshop + Illustrator).
Additionally the right person for this role will be expected to advise on motion and video projects and as result must have strong presentation and communication skills.
In return you will have the opportunity to create world class motion design for external and internal projects, bring your conceptual skills to creative solutions for all brands and partnerships and have your work seen throughout the world. Flexible working, and great office environment.
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Creative Artworker (13919)
£35,000 - £40,000
What you will be doing
Trump on twitter, 80's fashion trends, Lemmings, not everything should be followed. Red Sofa on social media on the other hand... Yeah, follow us, we're a lovely bunch!
We are well and truly open for business and you are more than free to pop in anytime. (except the weekends!) Also feel free to check out our Berlin office.
68 Redchurch Street
London, E2 7DP
+44 (0)20 3006 8882
+44 (0)20 7729 5129
Steve Buss 14th May 2021
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: IN CONVERSATION WITH SUKI THOMPSON.
To celebrate this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we had the honour of sitting down with Suki Thompson. Suki is not only a pillar of the media and communications industry, a ‘serial-entrepreneur, a co-founder of the award-winning marketing consultancy Oystercatchers, a mother and a cancer survivor, but she has also co-founded Let’s Reset, a business transformation company, that focuses on the wellbeing and energy of people, and puts outstanding business performance at the heart of what it does. Suki also has written a wellbeing book, titled Let’s Reset, which features photographs by Rankin.
We were lucky enough to ask Suki some questions regarding mental health during the pandemic, wellbeing in the workplace and to ask her what her own top wellbeing tips are.
It’s Mental Health Week this week- do you think we need a mental health week, or should we be thinking about mental health on a more day-to-day basis?
We should have ‘Mental Health Action Week’, not Awareness Week. Particularly in the last year, everyone is aware of mental health, and its importance. The benefit of having a week is that it kick starts the conversation and gives some focus to people and businesses in particular to do something. Just having the conversation is important but actually putting in programmes is more important.
Mental health is not something that you can just think about or even action for one week of the year. The way that everyone can perform better at work and can look after their mental health and wellbeing in general is by having something in place on an ongoing basis.
Young people and graduates going into work this year have had an understandably unusual time, going into work without an office, without face-to-face contact with colleagues, sometimes working with people they’ve never met. How do you think Mental Health has impacted these graduates and young people embarking on their careers?
We know that the people who have been impacted mentally most significantly in the last year have been young people, particularly women and particularly anyone who has had an issue and has had some need for support with their mental health before. But it’s not surprising! At the beginning of your career, you are full of hopes and dreams, and nobody has said ‘so I’m going to have my brilliant start my career, I’ve just come out of university or I’m just finishing university and I’ve got to go into the workplace and then… I’m not! I’m going to be at home!”. For the ones who have had to go back to live with their parents, it’s really hard. You’re not meant to be back living with your parents, necessarily, when you’re in your early 20s. If people are living in apartments and flats, the spaces may be very small, a lot of the internet has not been great, I’ve met people who haven’t been out of their apartments, I have met someone else who is sitting, working on the stairs, people are working on their beds and that’s not just for a week or two. That’s months of people working on their own.
I certainly have got a couple of people who work for me who have never worked in an office before and at the moment they’re not sitting next to us, we can’t just show them what to do. They don’t have the opportunity of meeting other people, of having fun in the office and learning from each other. The bit that then worries me is that some of those young people don’t think they want to be in an office, they don’t believe they can work there effectively, they are scared and actually, they just don’t know how great the office can be.
What would you say to businesses, to help them better accommodate both new remote workers & current remote workers from a mental health perspective?
I think putting a well-being program into the workplace and making wellbeing a strategic priority is the most important way to help employees. You can’t learn some of the skills of well-being by osmosis, they are taught. How to have a well-being conversation is a taught skill just the same way that the other skills are, like writing a brief, creating a spreadsheet. One of the ways of getting new and young people involved in a wellbeing programme, which has to be part of cultural change, is by having an Ambassador Group- which would look at all aspects of well-being and inclusion and they can be the people who are the cheerleaders for the programme. They are the people that can change that culture by living it and creating new ways of working. But they also feedback, in real-time, to the senior management about what is working, what isn’t working, and what could be better.
If you could give advice to your former self earlier in your career? How would you have kickstarted your own mental health conversation?
When I grew up in business, leaders were invincible. They were perfect, you were meant to be faster, better, bigger, stronger than anyone else. You didn’t talk about your vulnerability.
I love working, I really love my job, I loved being in advertising, I love running my own company but just because you love something doesn’t mean you should do it all the time. So, looking back, certainly before I had cancer, understanding that it’s okay to take time to rest and not always win, would be what I would say to myself. It’s okay to not constantly be improving and getting there faster; you can go at the right pace, and you can take some time for yourself. Being ‘selfish’ is not being selfish and thinking just about yourself. Put your own oxygen mask on first before you look after everyone else. I think since I had cancer for the first time 12 years ago, I have been much better, I’ve been much more aware of my own well-being. I eat well, I sleep well (ish) and I’m definitely better now at taking time to relax and breathe!
When I had my children Jaz and Sam, to get my daughter Jaz to sleep through the night she had a very, very strict sleep regime. Because that’s what you do with babies, you do all the right things, you have a nice bathroom routine, and you put them to bed, and they then sleep through the night. Somehow when we become an adult, we think it’s okay to do emails right up until the minute you go to bed; to watch Netflix late into the night, to take your phone into the bedroom and listen to audiobooks during the night. I did all these things that over-stimulated my brain and meant that instead of sleeping I was awake worrying or writing lists or just lying awake!
Now I have a strict regime, I go to bed at roughly the same time every night and have NO screens in the bedroom. It has revolutionised my sleep and my life.
You were crowned “A Champion of Wellness” by The Times – What are your three tips regarding personal mental wellness for those working in the current climate?
I think from a physical well-being point of view work out what you really love doing, whether that is running or surfing or walking or whatever and make sure that you make time throughout your week for it. Put it into your diary to make sure it happens. There are 1440 minutes in the day, you only need to take 60 to look after your physical and mental well-being.
Take a break from your screens during the day: You need to regain control over your cortisol levels and autonomic nervous system. Dr. Julia Jones calls this practicing your peripheral gaze. To stop the screen draining your energy, stand up, and look forwards so you can see everything around you. By doing that, your brain goes “oh that’s good I can see everything around me and there is nothing that is going to hurt me” This is a fast and swift technique that you can do anywhere to help you relax and get ready to focus again.
Measure your own wellbeing and performance. Ask yourself and others every day on a scale of 1-10 ‘how energised do you feel today.’ If your score is low, show yourself some compassion, take some time off to relax, and have a coffee or phone a friend for a chat. Notice how your colleagues and employees are feeling and talk to them, if you think they might not be ok. Ask twice how they are and really listen to the answer.
If I’m allowed one more, I do think that our ways of working are
something we need to look at. Loads and loads of high achieving, high performing teams are frazzled, The leaders say “we get that well-being is really important, but in order of priority, profit is the most important thing, then probably the planet (if we think about the environmental impact what we’re doing) and then our people (or they’ll say our people are really very important, but they don’t have a wellbeing programme that really supports them). So, we’re still going to be sending emails very late at night expecting responses, we’re still going to get people working over the weekend, we are still getting people to go to meetings that frankly they shouldn’t be at and we’re going to have meetings where we don’t have an agenda”. So, I think really looking at how you can make more time to focus on the things that matter most is the key to making the best change at work to create a culture of wellbeing and performance.
Part two of our conversation with Suki, where Suki outlines her thoughts on the wellbeing of freelancers, will be released soon.