I’m a Branded Content expert and Digital Media Sales professional turned Media Head Hunter / Recruiter. I’ve formerly run Creative Solutions and Branded Content Studios at Bauer, AutoTrader, Habbo and Discovery Networks.
Having built award-winning high-performing sales teams in both start-up environments and in more complex matrix style organisations and having being a candidate myself over the years, I have a good understanding of the hiring needs of companies, competency assessments, cultural talent fits as well as how I would like to be managed in the hiring process as a candidate.
My mission statement is to connect the very best Digital Sales & Branded Content talent to the very best Digital Media Companies. My extensive network of senior Media Professionals is both on the Media Owner, Media Agency side and Client side have been built over the last 20 years in the Industry.
My aim is to work with both Candidates and Hiring Managers in an authentic and transparent manner to ensure the hiring process is a smooth, seamless process that ensure all parties find the experience both rewarding and fulfilling.
Area's of Specialism: Influencer Marketing, Digital Sales, Branded Content, Creative Solutions & Publisher Sales.
Chief Technology Officer
Competitive Package + Bonus & Stock Options
Commercial Director - DACH
€110,000 - €120,000 per annum + Comms
Commercial Director, DACH (Dusseldorf or Remote in Germany)Our client is a leader in contextual video, brand suitability and ad verification and is blazing a trail with their sophisticated data play, machine learning and AI driven platform featuring proprietary technology. Our client is lauded by Industry gurus and works closely with Facebook, YouTube and some of the other big platforms on contextual video.Due to expansion and success throughout EMEA, we are looking to recruit a Germany Commercial Lead to launch the business in the DACH region. The ideal candidate will have gravitas, poise, charisma and influence. They will be able to easily navigate their way through senior client meetings with CMOs and CEOs / MDs of media agencies as well as appearing on panels and giving their opinion on market trends. We are looking for someone with commercial acumen, trading flair and a strategic and creative approach to creating the GTM narrative for the Germany's.The role reports into the CRO of EMEA.Competitive salary and package.The successful candidate will possess the following attributes and qualities:Super well connected with contacts at Managing Partner, Comms Planning Directors, Trading Directors and Heads Of Digital as well as Partnerships teams across all DE/DACH agency networksWorked at a reputable digital business / publisher and has track record securing significant brand spend and trading deals with agenciesPlayer manager mentality – lead and close deals from the front as well as recruit, mentor and help their team closeMentor, train and develop sales talent in the team to be effective contributorsBe a collaborator – comfortable operating in a cross-functional matrix organisation with multiple stakeholders across multiple regionsPositive solution-driven can-do attitudeInnovative, curious mindset, culturally aware of popular culture and trendsConsultative sales style, able to influence clients and agencies through persuasive sales arguments using data, research and insightWork with key stakeholders in the business advising on advertiser requests and needs to help influence the product roadmap based on cohesive revenue driven argumentsDeliver revenue targets and surpass and smash set budgets with a view towards driving growth
Business Development Manager - Fashion & Lifestyle Publisher
Competitive Package + Comms
My client is a cutting-edge fashion and lifestyle publishing brand for Gen Z and Millennial Women with interests in fashion, design, music, pop culture and art. The editorial content is international in nature and the audience has a high disposable form of income. My client has a string of media coverage, awards and plaudits around the innovative content they publish.Due to expansion, my client seeks a hunter sales proactive Fashion Business Development Manager who has a passion for fashion and interested in art, music and culture.The role requires a deeply proactive sales approach to seek out the best route of success – hunting down briefs from agencies, clients, PR agencies and creative agencies.The successful candidate will also be highly aware of all of the various social media touch points, have a creative flair in terms of selling brand partnerships – the role is extremely fluid as you will be selling everything from branded content, sponsorship, social video, brand collaborations and experiential and much more.Our client is looking for a highly motivated, experienced Advertising Sales professional who will bring a black book of contacts and an enthusiasm to grow their commercial business from the ground up as well as be provided with some warm accounts. You will flourish in an entrepreneurial and self-starting environment, working in a highly collaborative, fast moving team. We are looking for an individual who hopes to build on their experience with direct clients, who has a proven track record within a sales environment and who will embrace the opportunity to develop a brand from launch.Key Duties & Responsibilities:In this role, you will be working closely with the commercial, creative and editorial team to build close and enduring relationships direct with our advertising brand partners at clients and media agencies. You will have a thorough knowledge of digital advertising and be well versed in the language of women’s lifestyle, fashion and luxury.You will be charged with delivering advertising revenue across display, branded content, social video, experiential and special projects working to deliver best-in-class partnerships and defining our client’s brand difference for our partners.The role reports into the Group Sales Ad Manager.About You:A fantastic communicatorExtremely commercially aware and sales drivenExisting contacts within the world of women’s lifestyle, fashion & beautyStrives for outstanding results and customer serviceConfident client facing presentation skillsExcellent time management and prioritisation skills; able to work effectively under pressureCollaborative attitude is essentialFlexible, personable attitude; ability to develop excellent professional relationships with all levels of personnelHas a deep understanding of digital and social marketing, and a keen interest in market developmentsExperience and a keen interest in the fashion and luxury sectorGreat attention to detailGreat presentation and negotiation skills
Managing Director, UK - Social Publisher
Competitive Package - OTE £200K+
Managing Director / General Manager – Social Publisher / Technology BusinessCompetitive base salary plus bonus plus stockMy client’s business is a multi-layered Influencer / Social Video and Content Publishing business / MCN with original content from creators that engages Gen Z and Millennials across TikTok, Snap, IG, FB, and YouTube. They’ve won awards for their work with some pretty impressive household blue-chip brands via imaginative partnership executions that inspire audiences and create value for advertising partners in terms of engagement.Due to expansion and growth, my client is looking for a world-class business leader who will provide leadership in the business in the following three areas (but not limited to):People Management – creating a culture of high growth and high achievement. Leading and nurturing the company’s top talent and organising the troops to maximise their skills and outputs to ensure a world-class culture that creates a formidable business operationCommercial and Business acumen – P&L control, financial forecasting, and management - what business decisions facilitate driving profit and growthWorld Class Strategic Vision – Being able to spot and identify new business opportunities, expansion, and audience extension ideas that grow the business and also drive value for both consumer audience growth and also add to the bottom lineIf you’re a seasoned visionary commercial or strategy leader who is currently responsible for running significant media operations and have ultimate ownership of the P&L, please apply here for this role.We’re looking for world-class media strategists who can identify trends from over the horizon before the rest of the market and put them into action to drive revenue growth. This role is pivotal in terms of facilitating business growth and the right candidate will be handsomely remunerated for their efforts with a competitive base salary, bonus plus significant stock options.
Account Director - Native Ads, Social App
£55,000 - £65,000 per annum + Comms
Our client is an emerging high-growth social platform which has raised some impressive capital from Venture Capitalists due to the engaging nature of their proposition. They are on a mission for good and are looking for a well connected Grade A agency sales professional. The successful candidate will have the following primary responsibilities:Working with media agencies and clients in a consultative manner, identifying new sales opportunities and winning new RFPsThe ability to influence agencies and clients with insight, data and research to win new businessHelping to develop the revenue model, commercial products and/or servicesExperience of selling native ads, video and sponsorshipThe role has a UK remit, and the majority of activity will be about working with media agencies but also with some client direct activityGood knowledge of the UK Digital Advertising ecosystemA curious mindset, cerebral and consultative in your approachThe ability to build fruitful longterm deep relationships with key decision makers at agencies and clientsA track record of being able to build a high worth portfolio from scratchA history of over-achieving and smashing sales targetsPreferably 5 years + experience in a sales environment at a media companyHistory of selling six-figure deals is essentialAgency planner / buyer / comms planning black book is a must