Senior Creative (conceptual/ideas led creative)
Location: Bristol harbourside (Hybrid working)
Salary: £50k – £60k, dependent on experience – plus annual bonus.
Start Date: ASAP
We’re looking for a super-talented senior creative to join our growing team in Bristol.
In this role you play a key role in our creative team, working across a broad range of FMCG clients from established global brands to innovative start ups. The work is always varied and interesting as our agency proposition works across the shopper journey.
You’ll be developing ideas across a range of briefs – from integrated campaigns (digital, social, OOH, etc) through to in store/shopper and promotional activations. So, one day you may be developing ideas for a big digital campaign for a global brand, and the next day you could be working with the team on ideas for an on-pack activation for a start-up grocery brand.
Each brief has the same ultimate ambition, to grow sales for our clients. Where we add the difference is using the rigour and precision of digital-first thinking and approach to really drive the performance and measurement of our work.
Note – we’re not expecting you to know everything about every element of the shopper journey – that’s where the team comes in – we can fill any technical and knowledge gaps; this role is about creative ideas and creative execution.
You’ll be a talented ideas-led creative – brilliant at both the concepts and the craft, with a keen interest (and, ideally, experience) in FMCG.
You’ll be able to turn sound strategic thinking into creative ideas delivered with excellent design craft, and able to write strong supporting narratives and rationales that meet the brief and the strategy. Here you’ll also be great in front of clients, keen to build relationships and sell your work and the capabilities of the agency .
Internally, you’ll be enthusiastic, ambitious and collaborative in nature, and keen to inspire and mentor the wider agency team.
Specific experience you’ll need –
Conceptual ideas – Experience in a senior ideas-led creative role within an agency environment.
Integrated experience – A fantastic portfolio of work and campaigns for leading brands
Agency experience – it goes without saying that you’ll need to have a few years agency experience under your belt, and know how agencies and the process works.
Further desirable skills would include exposure to more specific elements of our offering, such as sales promotion, Social/YouTube content/advertising, print and OOH, film production, animation, photo shoots, etc.
Activation is a specialist marketing agency. We help grocery brands grow by creating end-to-end digital, shopper and promotional campaigns
We are at a very exciting stage in our journey, past our 10th birthday and with a unique set of capabilities and a prestigious client roster, which includes Nestlé, William Grant & Sons, SC Johnson, Branston Pickle, Ocean Spray and many more household names.
In 2019, we revised our business strategy and this is working well, alongside building some very exciting case studies in our sector.
There’s no denying that the past 18 months have been challenging for all agencies, but we think we have weathered the Covid storm well, and are now enjoying our best-ever year, and our eyes are firmly set on our growth plan.
Why have we created this role?
Alongside our fantastic current client list we also have a healthy new business pipeline – so, this role is a really important role to help us ‘power up’ our creative offering as we grow and, like us, you’ll be ambitious and keen to grow and, with your talent in the team we should be unstoppable.
The seniority of this role is not simply a ‘vanity’ title, we want you to be influential and you will also be given the space to suggest and implement your own thoughts and ideas across the overall business – it’s important to us that you feel that this is important, too.
Which brings us on to the future….
As an independent agency, the longer term possibilities for this role and the right person are uncapped. If you are looking for something interesting, with a long term view, this role could be for you.
Wider benefits to the role include –
- 25 days holiday
- Hybrid working
- Flexible hours
- Annual performance-related bonus
- Workplace pension scheme
- Quarterly ‘connect with nature’ afternoons
- Regular company socials
- Continued professional development – regular company training and access to e-learning tools
How to apply
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com with ‘Senior Creative’ in the subject line. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Closes 30 January 2022
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.