This Marketing agency is hiring grads across three UK cities: here's how you can apply

Katie Harrison
Campaigns Executive

What’s better than one Marketing company? You guessed it: three Marketing companies, each hiring graduates in three UK hotspots.

Capture, Lobster and Threefold operate as part of a larger agency known as Shopper Media Group, or SMG, with one vision: to be the leading shopper media group in the UK.

Specialising within the world of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) & Retail marketing, on behalf of major clients such as Warburtons and Kellogg's, this triple threat has grown to a team of 100 with over 1,000 successful campaigns under their belt in less than ten years.


Here’s the good news: you can start your Marketing career with SMG as a Client Associate in London, Liverpool or Manchester, right now.




What is shopper media?

This sector of the Marketing industry focuses exclusively on creating strong relationships between the retailer, the supplier brand and the customer. To achieve this, the team at SMG research and build innovative, creative advertisements that are designed to reach shoppers with the right message just as they’re ready to buy, creating tangible commercial value for the retailer and shaping the public image of a client’s brand.




What does a Client Associate do?

The Client Associate is the crucial link between a client and their campaign: on a day-to-day basis you will be liaising closely with big brands, from Nokia to Nike and Weetabix to Lucozade, to ensure that their objectives are being met by the campaign that you are creating. As well as using your flair for marketing to get stuck into the design of new projects, you will also closely monitor the progress of your existing portfolio to ensure that each campaign is a success, whether that’s by increasing a profit margin or by reaching a brand new demographic.




What is life like at SMG?

As well as a variety of clients and projects, there are a range of other features that will make your time here stand out:

  • Social time: The team is committed to at least one outing every month, which in the past has included a dinner cruise on the Thames and climbing the O2 in London. Alongside this, an early finish every Friday is guaranteed to get you set up for the weekend.
  • Bonuses: You can expect to earn generous performance-related bonuses on top of a £20,000 salary, including company-wide bonuses that are awarded every six months regardless of your position within the company.
  • Give something back: Passionate about raising money for charity? Whatever you raise, SMG will match your contribution – and your co-workers will be happy to get stuck in with charity events, too.
  • Get involved: As well as your Client Associate role, you will be part of a team responsible for arranging other parts of SMG life, from lunchtime training sessions to weekend socials.




How do I apply?

SMG is looking for graduates with a strong academic record and a solid grasp of marketing. Does that sound like you?

You can find out more and start your application here.

Via their page, you'll be able to submit a CV and Cover Letter with an answer to the following question: "Why do you want to work for SMG?"

Once you've done that, you may be contacted for a telephone interview, and then attend a Graduate Recruitment Day. These days take place throughout the year in London, Liverpool and Manchester, with group work and exercises designed to help give you a flavour of what it would be like to work with SMG.

Good luck!



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