The Marketing Store is a global customer engagement agency. We bring people and brands closer together.
Operating as a creative agency, strategic consultancy and a technology provider, we engage with over 110 million customers every single day for clients including McDonald’s, adidas, Nissan and O2.
Creators, thinkers, inventors and doers, our people are committed to breaking down silos, challenging the status quo and producing purposeful, award-winning work.
LIFE AT THE MARKETING STORE
We don’t see The Marketing Store as an agency, we see it as a diverse community of amazing people who come together to make great things happen.
We believe that breakthrough ideas come from extraordinary people, and to be extraordinary, we all need the freedom to be our most authentic selves. At The Marketing Store, we are accepting of all people and will continue to listen to and make space for new voices—because the more voices we have in here, the more people we can reach out there.
Our focus is and always has been on ensuring that our people ‘leave changed.’ That means investing heavily in providing them with the tools, training and freedom to grow both personally and professionally.
It also means respecting that we are all different, with different needs; acknowledging the pressures of city living, care-giving, parenting and prejudice; and understanding that our employees’ futures are as important as their nows.
Our people thank us not only in the incredible work they do for our clients, but in consistently voting us as a top place to work in Campaign magazine.
WHY WE THINK YOU WILL LOVE THIS ROLE
Riding high on our recent pitch wins, we are excited to be in a position to bring on a junior art director to bolster our creative department further.
You will work across our roster of clients, new business pitches and internal initiatives.
If you are looking for meaty projects to get your teeth into, that will ask you to flex your creative muscles and to partner with a passionate brands and teams then this role will give you this and more.
Finally, we guarantee that you will leave changed. Because we help our people achieve their goals.
So come here to experience. To experiment. To make mistakes. To challenge your own limits.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE AGENCY
Passionate, driven and full of ideas you are a junior art director with some experience that has already ignited the fire in your belly! You are still perfecting your craft but have a mind that is open to learning new skills and honing those skills as you evolve into a talented and wildly passionate art director.
You will be paired with our current junior copywriter and supported by our mid-weight conceptual team and senior conceptual team.
You are inquisitive, keen to explore new ways of doing things, put your mind to the test and come up with new and innovative ways of communicating with consumers. A true collaborator who can understand and tap into the value of working with other teams across the agency, in particular the strategy, client service and design teams.
Digging deeper on the details
Confident in interrogating briefs, able to question objectives and identify gaps in order to ensure the potential of an opportunity is both spotted and maximised
Navigate briefing sessions in a way that sets up the creative process for success
You will feel comfortable stretching a brief into a campaign beyond its initial parameters
You will generate insight-driven, behaviour-changing, brand-building ideas that span traditional and new media channels
Your concepts may span from platform ideas through to tactical ones (eg. social media and CRM)
You will apply concepts to multi-channel touchpoints across customer journeys with the aim of creating memorable brand-building customer experiences
You will demonstrate an appetite to seek new technology and data driven ideas
Play an active role in brainstorming and idea generation, with colleagues, clients and co-creation collaborators
You will understand the basics of digital, social, PR, partnerships, sponsorship and retail in order to concept campaigns within these disciplines whilst working alongside specialists at delivery stage
A passion for presenting ideas whilst still crafting your presentation skills
Able to sell and distil ideas clearly
You contribute intelligently and constructively at client meetings, always seeking to listen and understand the client’s needs and motivations
New Business, Awards & PR
Models high performance behaviour, openly demonstrating a desire to be the best that you can be.
Requests and gives feedback regularly
Team Collaboration (internal & external)
As well as working as a creative team, you will work as a true partner with other departments across the business, such as Social Media, Creative Technologists, Designers and Developers
You will have a broad understanding of how digital and creative work in tandem and be able to use these skills to further build internal relationships, allowing the best ideas to fulfil their potential
The desire to better yourself through learnings from your colleagues
You will be comfortable working in any channel - equally adept at creating campaigns as long form films, promotions, competitions, social media, email and digital media, in store material for packaging, posters etc.
Establish art direction, style and tone of communication and provide hands-on support and guidance to our design team to ensure fully integrated solutions
Learn to plan and direct shoots and physical brand experiences
Passion for creating moodboards, moodfilms, treatments and design styles for campaigns and branding
Confident using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) as well as whizzing around Powerpoint and Googleslides for presentations
Able to build a clear and compelling narrative throughout your presentation decks, in order to take clients on a journey that helps them understand the insights and potential
Ideally you will have some experience working as part of a creative team (or independently) from an integrated agency environment
Experience and understanding of how to deliver comms in the modern omni-channel world, both physical and digital
Strong digital innovators, able to expand on traditional briefs and challenge the status quo
‘Ideas first’ mentality
A desire to push and be pushed to create outstanding work each and every time
Think proactively about potential opportunities for our clients, constantly keeping your eye on our clients’ industries and coming up with proactive ideas that could benefit their business and customers, not waiting for them to brief us
A driven approach and an inquisitive mind, you are always seeking out new ways to approach your role and broaden your knowledge
22 days’ holiday standard (increases year on year with service)
An additional three days for the Christmas period
Your birthday off and £50 cash on us!
Company pension matched up to 3% contribution
Private Health Cover with AXA PPP (for you)
Dental cover with Denplan (for you)
Annual Discretionary Performance Bonus
‘Bike to Work’ scheme
Life Assurance at four times your annual salary
Employee Assistance Programme
Referral bonus for new hires
Long Service Bonus at 5, 10, 15 years
Socials and sports teams