Be a Client Associate

Plan and implement the best marketing campaigns to help transform the world of shopper media across the UK.

How and Why You Should Apply


Client Associate Liverpool, London, Manchester

  • £20,000 + benefits
  • 25 days of holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • 20% performance-related bonus
  • Season ticket loans
  • Company laptop + smartphone

What you will be doing

Shopper Media Group are growing and we're looking for bright sparks to join our team and build their career with the group!

We have opportunities available within all three of our companies - Threefold, Lobster and Capture - in Liverpool, London and Manchester. You'll start your journey in one of our Client teams, working directly with FMCG brands or major retailers, creating exciting and engaging campaigns that will be live across a number of grocers and stores across the UK.

We pride ourselves on rewarding achievement based on merit; there is no limit on the progression opportunities available here!

  • You will deliver campaigns for brands such as Kelloggs, Nike, Samsung and more against agreed budgets and timelines
  • You will establish a good understanding of your clients’ businesses, both to identify new business opportunities and to mitigate risks taken during the campaign
  • You will get stuck in with organisational projects and help build aspects of our business
  • You will work with key contacts, both internally and externally, to ensure your campaigns are a success.

What you will have

A solid grasp of marketing is essential in this role. We are proud of the quality of our ideas, thinking and creative output at Shopper Media Group, and you will be integral in delivering outstanding campaign proposals for our client base.

Our dream candidate will have a 'can do' attitude, bags of enthusiasm and a strong sense of personal ownership. They will also be flexible and pragmatic, working to a set of continually changing priorities & challenges.

If this sounds like you then submit your CV alongside your answer to the following question: "Why do you want to work for SMG?"

Our assessment day will be taking place on the 29th June; we look forward to hearing from you.

  • You have a strong academic record, with a minimum 2.1 Bachelors qualification in any degree
  • You have enthusiasm and flair for marketing, ideally within the FMCG and retail sector
  • You have a flawless attitude at all times, in all environments
  • You have a strong will to succeed
  • You are able to work with multiple stakeholders to deliver the very best client service
  • You are efficient and pragmatic in your approach to work, with the ability to meet deadlines with ease.

Your first year at Shopper Media Group


Senior Client Executive at Threefold

I've never known a company so committed to your personal development.

Where You Will Be


Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Shopper Media Group

Our innovative marketing campaigns connect best-selling brands with their audiences in major retailers across the UK. 

Our Culture


Our Culture - What we do

Each SMG agency - Capture, Lobster and Threefold - works towards the same vision: to be the leading shopper media group in the UK. We are incredibly united in the way we work towards achieving this goal, and through our honest approach to working with our clients and the shopper we have built an enviable client list, with names including Nokia, Nintendo, Armani, Babyliss, McCain, Warburtons, Weetabix and more.

As the business has grown, we have maintained our collaborative approach to work and take pride in ensuring that all of our achievements are shared across our locations and agencies. We live and breathe our values and from day one with SMG, you'll go through various onboarding sessions that will help you get under the skin of the agencies and the way we work.

Celebrating success is a key part of the SMG culture. Every month we are encouraged to nominate both individuals and groups for their achievements and these nominations are categorised against our 5 company values. All nominations are read out during our company meetings and the winner receives a bottle of champagne for their outstanding achievement.

Our offices represent who we are as an agency and we love to make sure each of our locations are a fun and lively place to work. We've always got Spotify playlists on the go and make the most of the opportunity to have a team breakfast, with plenty of fruit and cereal to go round. Friday always means an early finish, with drinks commencing an hour before the end of the day.

At SMG, we value talent over experience. We'll make sure we equip you with the skills you need to excel your career with us. From day one, you'll be given real business exposure and responsibility, joining an energetic and driven team who are on hand to support you as you get to grips with managing your client portfolio.

I joined in 2009, having graduated from Royal Holloway with a degree in English and Drama, and I’ve now progressed to be Group Client Director of our Capture business.

Training & Progression


Our Graduates - Who we are

Stefano's Graduate Story


I’d had some previous work experiences in the industry of advertising and marketing. When I came across Capture online I got a good feel for it, and that was confirmed on the [assessment] day.

Stefano's graduate story.

  • Studied French & Italian at the University of Warwick

  • Graduated in July 2016

  • Attended a Capture graduate assessment day in November 2016

  • Joined Capture in January 2017 as a Client Associate

Zanzi's Graduate Story


I knew I wanted to move back to the UK to start my career here. I was open to moving anywhere in the UK, but after going to the graduate assessment day I was offered a role in Manchester and knew that’s where I wanted to be.

Zanzi's graduate story.

  • Studied International Business Management with Spanish at Lancaster University 

  • Spent a year studying abroad in Madrid, graduated in Spain in July 2016 

  • Moved back to UK to search for a career in Marketing

  • Attended a graduate assessment day with Threefold

  • Joined the company in Manchester in January 2017 as a Client Associate

Our Future - Where we're going

Why Graduates Are Key To Our Future


Matt Lee, Director & Founder

‘SMG’ stands for ‘Shopper Media Group’, and that’s exactly what we do. We were founded in 2008 by two guys from Dunnhumby, who were spearheading the development of Tesco’s media estate when they saw a gap in the market for an agency that specialised in shopper media and really understood the complexities behind executing a successful campaign.

Since then, we have grown across three separate agencies and locations, with over 1000 successful campaigns under our belt in less than ten years.

Our founders experienced first-hand the struggle of finding that first graduate job, and in response to this we make sure that giving opportunities to young people is at the heart of our recruitment strategy. As a result, our management teams are made almost exclusively of graduates who have grown and discovered their potential in the company.

From just two founders to nearly 100 people, we’re now looking for the next generation of talent. Could it be you?

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