The Marketing Store is a consumer engagement agency that believes in the power of experience to build brands. Experience is any valuable interaction between a brand and consumer, and it’s the currency of 21st century marketing; consumers are placing greater value on it, technology provides brands with greater opportunity to deliver, and it’s the key to unlocking huge growth.
Our core skill is therefore transforming brands, products and services into experiences. To leave lasting impressions and influence future purchasing decisions.
We do this through our expertise in the sharing of experience and the science of experience. Yet none of this can be achieved without our investment in people and culture. We’re committed to breaking down silos to create more efficient and better-connected working processes. That’s why we are a people-first agency, built to serve consumer-first brands.
WHAT ARE OUR PEOPLE LIKE?
Our agency is home to creative problem solvers. Those who overcome any obstacle to successfully put consumer-first ideas, products and technologies into market.
People who wear their talent lightly. Willing to be part of a close community that pushes them to be better.
Because our goal is to bring people and brands closer together. Closer insights, closer connections and closer collaboration breed better, more effective work. It’s this dedication to getting closer that drives us to go further.
WHY WE THINK YOU WILL LOVE THIS ROLE
This internship role will sit within our UK McDonald’s Kids and Family client services team. This team do some incredible work with McDonald’s supporting the development, production and launch of happy meal kits
Of course, we know that McDonald’s is a global icon. A truly amazing brand recognised the world over. However, with increased competition, tough economic times and competitors copying the winning Happy Meal formula, McDonald’s now has to deliver beyond the traditional toy in a box with more exciting, innovative and inspiring activation. We are constantly looking for new ways to make the Happy Meal box an engaging learning experience for kids and their families. We challenge ourselves to think about which licensors we can partner with such as Universal, Warner Bros, HASBRO etc. to ensure that the promotions we offer can achieve this.
As part of this internship you will have the opportunity to work with the team across multiple projects. You will also get the opportunity to see creative develop across Happy Meal initiatives. Your inner child will be very much put to the test here!
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
A dedicated and ambitious person you will be looking to develop your knowledge and experience within a buzzing and forward thinking marketing agency. We want you to bring a positive and enthusiastic approach to the role, be prepared to challenge and ask questions, stretch the strengths you already have (we call these superpowers), learn new skills and above all be ready to have fun!
Digging deeper on the details
You will be supported by a Senior Account Manager with lots of experience working with McDonald’s and Happy Meal, a great person to learn from
Your role will provide support to the whole team with a particular focus in the delivery of point of purchase for Happy Meal campaigns which will include putting together and managing timings and drafting briefs into the creative teams
Coordination of weekly client meetings – arranging agendas, taking and circulating minutes etc.
Supporting the team on project work, e.g. putting together point of purchase overview documents, developing fun and creative game ideas and general admin
Toy sample management & distribution
Monitoring competitor activity and collating at key intervals
Desired Skills & Experience
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO HAVE
Outside of your drive, passion and ambitions, there are some things we would like you to have!
You will be a motivated person who approaches new tasks with enthusiasm, accuracy and a willingness to learn
You will be highly organised with the ability to prioritise your work to meet deadlines
You will be able to work well under pressure and maintain a calm approach to busy situations
Finally, preferably, you will be looking for an opportunity to learn more about agency life and therefore we would love you to have an interest in marketing, account handling and, ideally, a passion for toys!
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
Beer-fridge Fridays and regular socials