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Junior Account Manager required Immediately

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

JAM Job Description

Serious are looking for a Junior Account Manager (who will become an AM within 6 months).

Serious want someone who is willing to develop an in-depth understanding of a client’s marketplace, their business and their objectives in order to work with agency colleagues to develop the right marketing activity for them.

They will need the ability to work solo and as part of a team. Managing various types of people, maximizing each of their skill sets to complete a project cost effectively, as well as delivering with added value.

Key characteristics: The successful candidate will need to demonstrate integrity, diplomacy, commitment and motivation. They will also need to be articulate, persuasive, numerate, have an eye for detail and the desire to work as part of a team; together with charm — and a sense of fun! Clock watchers need not apply.

Main Responsibilities
• Supporting the Client services team
• Meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their requirements
• Working with agency colleagues to devise campaign plans that meet the client’s brief and budget
• Presenting, alongside agency colleagues the campaign ideas
• Writing briefs including media, creative and research
• Liaising with, and acting as the link between, the client and agency by maintaining regular contact ensuring that communication flows effectively
• Presenting creative work to clients for approval or modification
• Handling budgets, managing campaign costs and invoicing clients
• Writing contact reports
• Monitoring and reporting the effectiveness of campaigns
• Undertaking administration tasks – see below
• Arranging and attending meetings
• Managing client media schedules, including distribution of the correct media artwork to meet publications deadlines
• Complete research for new business meetings
• Manage third party relationships and costs such as printers, production teams and photographers

Admin Responsibilities
• Keeping Job folders up-to-date, both hard and soft copies
• Signing off all client artwork – including managing internal approval
• Manage the development of project central and implement training
• Manage all internal projects including development of the digital presence
• Manage Serious social media such as twitter and facebook accounts
• Maintain “workshop” tools
• Maintain “samples” library

Candidate must
• Speak fluent English
• Have relevant marketing qualifications (preferred only)
• Have previous agency experience (minimum 9 months)
• Drive – due to location

FREELANCE CREATIVE REQUIRED

Monday, December 13th, 2010

FREELANCE DESIGNER (FREELANCE/TEMP TO PERM)

YOU
Jolly good designer person who’s visually fresh, slick, quick and able to handle big projects, concepts and think off and online. Fluency in all the standard design packages a must – as is a better taste in music than the CD.

US
Jolly nice creative agency based in Cobham Surrey with big ambitions. Our lovely clients expect great thinking, gorgeous work and faultless delivery (oh, and sandwiches with the crusts cut off).

CREATIVE ARTWORKER (FREELANCE/TEMP TO PERM)

YOU
Flexible, fast and all-round jolly good egg who is able to interpret designs into brochureware, ads and origami (okay so we’re not exactly overrun with origami projects, but you get the drift). Being deeply organised and with a pin sharp eye for detail is definitely desirable. Knowledge of digital design disciplines is pretty cool too,

US
Jolly nice creative agency based in Cobham Surrey with big ambitions and some lovely clients working in all media.

FREELANCE DIGITAL DESIGNER (FREELANCE/TEMP TO PERM)

YOU
Will be Matt’s right hand. You will know almost as much as him about absolutely everything. In return he will teach you the ways of the Jedi, the Matrix and our server who is called Dave.

US
Jolly nice creative agency based in Cobham Surrey with big ambitions and some lovely clients working in all media.

If you think you’re up to the challenge please send your CV, including rates and availability to chris@seriousideas.com & jennifer@seriousideas.com

Serious gains ISO 9001 accreditation

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Last year we collected an IPA Effectiveness Award.
This year we bagged an ISO 9001* accreditation.
And it’s only February.
So we must be doing SOMETHING right…

ISO 9001 is very big news to a creative agency.
For one, there aren’t many agencies out there with ISO 9001.
For two, it means you can RELAX.
Your projects are in SAFE HANDS.
Our processes have been given a top-to-toe inspection.
By important people from the British Standards Institute.

It doesn’t stop us from being CREATIVE.
In fact, it frees us to focus on what we do best.
Dreaming up and delivering the very best THINKING, within BUDGET and TIMEFRAMES.
The ISO people call it Quality Management.
We call it Doing The Right Thing. Always. Forever. And a Day.

So now you get the BEST of both worlds.
Fabulous ideas from highly ordered, O.C.D. clean freaks.
How lovely is that?

*About ISO9001:2008
Every organisation would like to improve the way it operates, whether that means increasing market share, driving down costs, managing risk more effectively or improving customer satisfaction. A quality management system gives you the framework you need to monitor and improve performance in any area you choose.

ISO 9001 is by far the world’s most established quality framework, currently being used by over ¾ million organisations in 161 countries, and sets the standard not only for quality management systems, but management systems in general.

It helps all kinds of organisations to succeed through improved customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement.

QR codes in title sequences

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Whilst watching Channel 4 News this evening I noticed a brief appearance of what looked to be a QR code in the titles.
Unfortunatly I wasn’t able to read the code with my phone despite several attempts to rewind the TV and pause it in different places.

It is great to see hidden or rather bonus extras in the programs we watch, it would though be better to make them more accessible.

Not long ago we would expect to video our favorite shows, often they would feature material at the end which we would need to view frame by frame. With the uptake of digital TV and with many people choosing to watch online the ways in which we interact with our programmes is certainly changing – is a mobile element something that could work?

Interactive Media Award winners

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Today we were awarded an Outstanding Achievement for excellence in the design, development and implementation of the Serious Digital Ideas Website from the 2009 IMA (Interactive Media Awards).

Interactive Media Award 2009

Interactive Media Award 2009

We’re focused on delivering high standards to the web and this award confirms again that our Digital Ideas website has met and surpassed the judging criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content – great news!

You can check out our Award Gallery to see our previous entry last year along with our latest entry here.

Serious win IPA Effectiveness Award

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

We were ecstatic last night receiving an IPA Effectiveness Award for our online marketing campaign using the perpetual marketing model we developed for London Business School. It was a great evening at the Hurlingham Club with everyone in high spirits for the awards, all the work on show was highly deserving with the entrants proving some of the most effective this year despite a tough climate. We were up against serious competition including JWT, TBWA, Grey London and Publicis with Serious being the only agency nominated outside of London and Manchester. Mediaedage: cia were the worthy winners of the coveted  grand prix prize with their ‘Getting your hands dirty with Morrisons’ campaign.

Serious generated a return of £14 for every £1 spent.

To view the full award winning case study click here

Press release available here!

IPA Effectivness Award 2009

Our IPA Effectiveness Award 2009

Update: Now on video too!

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