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New client: WB Power Services

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

WB Power Services (WBPS) have appointed us as their social media agency.

WBPS is one of the country’s leading suppliers of critical power solutions and maintenance. Providing solutions, maintenance, and hire 24 hours a day all year round, WBPS works with clients from hospitals to large-scale data centres to ensure they never lose power.

We’re supporting WBPS with their social media management and content, taking the lead on their LinkedIn and Twitter channels to reach and engage with new businesses. We’ll also be using these platforms for sharing what makes WBPS unique and promoting new products, services, and career openings.

Follow WBPS on Twitter or LinkedIn to see what we’re getting up to.

5 roles open at Together Agency!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

We’re hiring …

There’s a lot to go through, so we’ll get straight to the point. We’re looking for really great people to join our team in the following roles: Senior Account Manager, Account Manager (middleweight), Senior Designer, Developer (middleweight) and a Social Media Executive. It’s mainly due to the growing demands of our clients, not an exodus. Just in case you were wondering!

You’ll be working with a tip-top team and some great clients including Fox’s Biscuits, Müller, Pukka Pies, MOR Sausages, MyHeathyKitchen, Mitchells & Butler, Licor43, William Davis Homes, Atos, Belvoir Fruit Farms, glh Hotels, Busy Bees Nurseries, National Trust and Care Fertility… we could go on, but you get the idea.

We have a friendly team full of awesome people that know their stuff. We have Tuesday breakfast meetings, regular away days, company socials twice a year, fun times on birthdays and a relaxed, modern office in Nottingham city centre. What’s not to like?

Take a look below at the roles we’re hiring for and if you think you’re perfect – apply!

Account Manager (middleweight)

The successful candidate is likely to have:

    • Minimum 3 years as an account manager working on consumer brands comparable to the scale and stature of Together clients
    • Good experience working as the lead on client projects and supporting with strategy
    • Experience across at least two of the following areas: web build, digital advertising, brand development and one from the following: packaging, shopper marketing, print media
    • Some PR experience would be a bonus but is not required.
    • A good degree in any subject (either good uni, or 1st class)
    • Start date: asap
    • Salary depends on experience

Senior Account Manager – Digital

The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • Minimum 5 years account management experience working on consumer brands comparable to the scale and stature of Together clients
  • Good experience in leading digital projects: delivering web builds and digital advertising campaigns. Other digital expertise is a bonus but not essential.
  • In addition you should have experience including some, but not all, of the following: brand development, photography/filming, packaging, shopper marketing, print media
  • The capability to develop an integrated digital strategy with the associated skills in insight generation and analytics
  • Some experience working with direct reports desirable but not essential.

Senior Designer/Art Director

The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • 8+ years creative experience, of which 3 years should be at Senior Designer level
  • A portfolio that demonstrates strong capability in:
    • web design including UX experience, digital ads, app design
    • brand development with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of brand architecture and brand implementation
    • print showing work on leading brands
    • packaging experience would be a bonus, but we are not expecting a packaging specialist
    • Art direction of photography and filming, including pre-prod planning and post-prod AD
  • Your portfolio must show a range of design styles, with an obsession for all aspects of design
  • The ability to think conceptually is essential as is experience working in a team with a writer generating ad concepts.
  • Persuasive when presenting to clients
  • Salary depends on experience

PHP Developer – Full Stack, LAMP, JavaScript, AWS

Working on the full software development lifestyle, you’ll be taking full product ownership from day one.

  • Full stack development experience
  • Strong OO PHP skills, with knowledge of Symfony Framework
  • MySQL
  • Docker/Vagrant
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Front-end frameworks a plus
  • AWS experience a plus

Social Media Executive

  • We’re not moving on this one just yet, but if you think the job title suits you, keep an eye out here.

You must tick at least most of these boxes to qualify for an interview. All salaries and the package are competitive. All immediate start. No agencies please – we already have appointed agencies working on all these roles. Please send your CV and covering letter with the subject line ‘Vacancy: [job title]’ to hello@togetheragency.co.uk.

4 Awesome Mother’s Day Campaigns That Nailed It

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Awards season is well and truly over. But we like to run our own little awards from time to time! Of course, we’re always on the lookout for inspiration and amazing campaigns within the social media, marketing and FMCG industries and Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Yep, better get those flowers ordered and that card written – it’s on Sunday 11th March!

We’ve had a search for some of our favourite Mother’s Day campaigns from recent years and we’ve given them all a very fancy schmancy award category, because, we’re professional like that. Enjoy!

1. Best For Powerful Message

Interflora’s campaign for ‘The Power of Flowers’ is all kinds of girl boss powerful and we love it. The aim was to convince the nation to reflect on the many reasons to send flowers to your lovely mum, not just Mother’s Day! Communications agency Home devised this campaign and their creative director had this to say; “Like mums, flowers can often be taken for granted and overlooked when it comes to what they stand for.” Bravo, guys.

2. Best For Content

Paperchase nailed the link between cute and useful content for their craft-loving market with their Mother’s Day DIY last year. By collaborating with a well known interior designer and crafter they gave their content even more authority as well as it being great to look at with click-through-ability! By showing their followers a quick DIY that they could whip up for their mum they showed their supportive side for penny-savers and creative side for their crafty followers. It’s the thought that counts and this DIY was really cute.

3. Best For Creative Idea

KFC are pretty much incredible for most campaigns but we really loved their Tender Wings of Desire parody of those saucy books! Because everyone’s dream guy is the Colonel, isn’t it?

 

4. Best For User Generated Content

Pandora have Mother’s Day wrapped up – they know they’re going to be uber-relevant for this holiday but they still try really hard with their campaigns and we love that. User-generated content is one of the toughest things to get right because, at the end of the day, people are lazy (Twitter) or overly proud (of their Instagram profiles). By incentivising their campaign with a competition and focusing it around an emotive subject, UGC was always going to be a great idea. They also dabbled in a Snapchat filter the year before so we’re looking forward to seeing what Pandora will come up with this year!

What do you think? Tweet us if you have any other favourites that we’ve missed off our (obviously not exhaustive) list!

New client: Busy Bees

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Busy Bees is a top global nursery and education provider with more than 340 nurseries in the UK, as well as a further 148 sites in Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Over the past 34 years the group’s grown and grown, acquiring more than 480 nurseries around the world.  So, to support Busy Bees’ evolution and mainly focusing on the UK, we’ve been appointed to move the brand forward.

We’ll be using Busy Bees’ new brand proposition, ‘Seriously happy childcare’, as a starting point to create a distinctive new identity. Through a new look and feel, tone of voice, and photographic style, Together will bring the brand bang up to date and amplify its founding principle: to provide great quality childcare to hardworking parents looking for a great start for their children.  This identity will roll out across all the brand’s collateral, from the website to nursery brochures and signage.

JT, one of Together’s two partners, said: “Busy Bees is a fantastic brand that offers us some exciting challenges. With the new identity, we’ll not only need to create something that juxtaposes that real warmth of the group with expertise and professionalism, but also something that their widespread teams and nurseries really buy into. We can’t wait to get started.”

Jitin Topiwala, Sales and Marketing Director at Busy Bees, said: “Chemistry is essential with a project of this scale. After meeting the agency and seeing their approach, we knew a creative partnership with Together would allow us to realise our ambitions for the brand.

“This is a hugely exciting time for Busy Bees and we’re looking forward to working with Together to bring our brand to life.”

There you have it! Stay up to date with our latest work over on our social media channels, or take a look at our Work section to see more of what we do.

New client: Fox’s Biscuits

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Fox's Biscuits logo with new proposition

Ready for an exciting update? In case you haven’t heard, we’ve been appointed as Fox’s Biscuits’ lead agency!

Even if you’d not come across that little piece of news, you’ve definitely heard of Fox’s. They’re one of the UK’s most well-known biscuit brands, famous for some of the nation’s favourite sweet treats including Party Rings, Rocky, and Crunch Creams.

Having spent the past few years headlining their marketing with a character, Vinnie the Panda, the brand’s now going through a transformation underpinned by a new proposition: ‘Lovingly baked since 1843.’ As part of this new phase for the brand Fox’s has chosen us to lead their strategy and creative, including digital, social, in-store, advertising and PR. Everything from the tone of voice to the photography will be getting a shakeup, and we’re delighted that we’ll be the ones to do it.

While we’ve worked with Fox’s in the past on projects including packaging, new product development, and branding, this is a huge new step in our relationship with the brand. To stay up to date with our work, follow along on our social channels.

Now we’re off to roll up our sleeves; this is where the real work begins!