Here are some of our latest obsessions, successes and joys.

30
Aug
Kerri Fitzpatrick

Grape ideas come to those who create

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Inspired by our participation in The Creative Shootout recently, we decided to host our very own quick-pitch moment. The official competition sees different PR/creative agencies respond to a business brief in quickfire time (4 hours) and present their winning idea within a 10-minute presentation.

For Stand Agency’s shootout we invited exciting up-and-coming wine brand Urban Foxes to give us a brief. The boutique English wine brand was founded in 2015 by two women (Collette O’Leary and Rebecca Coates) who had a love for the countryside and a collective interest in the ‘virtual’ winery trend in California that they’d learnt about in wine school.

The Brief
We were put into six teams and given 90 minutes to come up with a stand-out communications plan that would increase sales and build brand loyalty.

Results
Limited time didn’t limit our creativity. With a strict budget to stretch our thinking, we didn’t wine either.

Presentations were made to a judging panel that consisted of Urban Foxes’ founders Collette O’Leary, Rebecca Coates, Strategy Director at Blackbook London, Simon Collister, and Stand’s very own Digital Director Salonee.

From supper clubs to wedding takeovers, cutting-edge tech to bespoke corks, the creativity flowed…

Could your brand be next? We’re looking forward to our next creative challenge.

16
Aug
Lizzie Dean

We’re hiring! Graduate Account Executive/ Account Executive/ Senior Account Executive

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We’re looking for a talented Graduate Account Executive/ Account Executive and a tenacious Senior Account Executive to join the team.

Graduate Account Executive/ Account Executive

The role will involve meaty, issues-based campaigns – from social care funding to parents supporting young people online in a new digital age. It is best suited to someone relatively at the beginning of their career in PR , but ideally with some experience in PR.

The role involves supporting the team in all aspects of client delivery; monitoring media and social media to track relevant client issues, markets, individuals and competitors; writing a range of copy, including tailored social media content, case studies, press releases, features, tactical proposals, digital content calendars, client reports and emails; building and maintaining brilliant media contact lists; securing media coverage; generating engagement on social media; scheduling content and attending client meetings.

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator and good writer who always pays attention to detail. Adept at grasping concepts quickly, they are able to juggle tasks efficiently and prioritise workloads and deadlines. They are bright, interested in current affairs and campaigns, and hungry to produce amazing coverage and digital content.

Senior Account Executive

This role will require at least two years of relevant work experience and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Our next hire will be a confident communicator and excellent writer with the ability to coach more junior members of the agency. A well-rounded team player, they will take every opportunity to deliver amazing results and perform to the highest level.  They will have an in-depth understanding of all types of traditional and social media and the sectors their clients work in. They will have the skills to be the community manager for their clients’ social channels and become news hounds who are constantly on-top of the media agenda.

The job will involve managing client projects and supporting other team members, generating excellent media coverage and digital content, writing a range of copy every day, attending client meetings, developing creative ideas, writing content briefs and offering guidance on audio-visual content, getting involved in pitches, proposals and new business documents, tracking budgets, providing insights and analytics to clients on their social channels and helping to build Stand’s profile via the trade press, social media and events.

Our amazing list of benefits include:

  • Birthday day off
  • £250 Annual Wellness Bounty (to be spent on activities or items to improve your general wellness)
  • £1000 Individual Learning and Development budget
  • Sabbatical options after 3 years service
  • Pension contributions
  • Summer Hours
  • 1 day off per year for volunteering
  • Thirsty Thursdays (Wine and Beer in the office every Thursday)

For a full job description or to send us your CV and cover letter, contact recruitment@standagency.com

09
Aug
Kerri Fitzpatrick

Stand Agency enhances digital offering with new appointment

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Stand Agency has appointed Salonee Gadgil, to the new role of Digital Content Director. Salonee, who previously worked as Content Manager at Creative Review magazine, will work with Stand’s diverse range of clients to expand their digital offering, reach new audiences and nurture communities, as well as build the agency’s content reputation in new sectors.

Read more “Stand Agency enhances digital offering with new appointment”

23
May
Lizzie Dean

We’re hiring! Senior Account Executive

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We are looking for a tenacious Senior Account Executive. They will have at least two years of relevant work experience and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

We are looking for:

  • a confident communicator and excellent writer with the ability to coach more junior members of the agency
  • a well-rounded team player, who will take every opportunity to deliver amazing results and perform to the highest level
  • in-depth understanding of all types of traditional and social media
  • the skills to be the community manager for social channels and become news hounds who are constantly on-top of the media agenda.

The role will involve:

  • managing client projects and supporting other team members
  • generating excellent media coverage and digital content
  • writing a range of copy
  • attending client meetings
  • developing creative ideas, writing content briefs and offering guidance on audio-visual content
  • getting involved in pitches, proposals and new business documents
  • tracking budgets
  • providing insights and analytics to clients on their social channels
  • helping to build Stand’s profile via the trade press, social media and events.

For a full job description or to send us your CV and cover letter, contact recruitment@standagency.com

Our amazing list of benefits include:

  • Birthday off
  • £250 Annual Wellness Bounty (to be spent on activities or items to improve your general wellness)
  • £1000 individual Learning and Development budget
  • Sabbatical option after 3 years service
  • Pension contribution
  • Summer Hours – 4 pm Friday finish between June- August
  • 1 day off a year for volunteering
  • Thirsty Thursdays (Drinks in the office every Thursday)