Should your next move be to Proximity?
We’re 270 plus people who believe in the power of data to uncover behaviour changing insights and elevating these nuggets with head-turning, jaw-dropping creative work. We forge long term customer relationships on behalf of some of the world’s biggest brands. That’s why we get up in the morning.
We love winning awards, like a Cannes Lion and a DMA Grand Prix in 2015. We love getting bigger and better every year. We love winning Agency of the Year. We love being brave. We love parties. We love helping each other – this is an agency with a culture of mutual support rather than big egos. We love the meatball hotbox at Leons, the cup winning softball team, our 5-aside footie and netball squads. We love the chocolate run and drinks trolley. And the study support. And the free cinema and Tate tickets.
And the view from the 7th floor balcony. And…
Not our words, but spoken by Jos – one of our Account Managers. She goes on, “Prox has all the capabilities of a big agency, but with a small agency feel.”
If you think you might be a Proxi type of person, take a look through the opportunities open right now.
We are currently recruiting for an Account Executive to work on one of the UK’s largest charity accounts – The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. This role will work across both their brand and fundraising accounts. ...moreApply
Joining a super fun team that manages both John Lewis and Great Ormond Street Hospital accounts, the successful candidate will need to deliver a range of print and digital projects to scope, time and budget. The team approach every challenge with high energy and an enthusiasm to produce outstanding work for our clients, which is reflected throughout the buzzing atmosphere of the agency....moreApply
Senior Account Manager
The position will report directly into an Account Director. The account team also includes a Group Account Director, Project Director and Board Account Director.
This sits alongside an already established Virgin Holidays team, including an Account Director and Senior Account Manager.
We began working with Virgin Holidays in 2016, supporting AMV in the “seize the holiday” brand re-launch. In addition to this we’re working to redefine the Virgin Holidays CRM strategy and deliver seasonal campaigns.
In a move to consolidate their CRM operations we pitched and won the joint business in May. Our brief, to help bring together Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic, redefining their approach to create data-fuelled, customer driven experiences. This also includes the remit for the Flying Club loyalty programme.
As the organisations strategic partner, we are supporting them in comms, data and martech strategy. Our work will span customer research, data analysis, comms planning and creative leadership.
We will be working collaboratively with internal departments to help Virgin Atlantic move to an in-house model, where creative adaptation, build, test and learn are controlled on site.
Senior Account Manager
Our main role is to provide marketing and data strategy, creative and implementation for their CRM programme, working closely with DDB, the ATL agency and PHD, the media agency and DBG the database agency. Our communications for Volkswagen are primarily direct mail and email; however as the lead BTL strategist, we work on many strategy-only projects.
The position reports directly to an Account Director with the account.
This is a key hire for the team and the opportunity is to work across a mix of CRM communications ranging from a complex BAU Programmes consisting of DM and Email, through to integrated and tactical DM & Email campaigns for car launches and events.
The SAM will also be line manager to 2x Account Managers.
As mentioned above, we also work closely with the other key Volkswagen agencies on large and small strategic planning projects. The way of working between agencies can be busy and intensive with strong and very senior characters. The Volkswagen clients themselves are a very switched on, no-nonsense bunch.
This means the successful candidate will be someone who is comfortable talking at that level about strategy using data insights and research as they are discussing direct mail and e-CRM. On top of that they’re someone who’s intelligent, has strength of character, is resilient, proactive and likeable.
The position reports to the Data Strategy Partner, who is responsible for a team of six data consultants who between them work on the majority of the agency accounts.
The wider Proximity Data Team is a community of 30 data professionals who love to stretch themselves and learn from each other. Two years ago, when Proximity moved to the new lively Bankside location, we physically put data at the heart of the agency.
Our mission is to develop innovative data strategies, translating these into communication plans that change the behaviour of our target audiences. We work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues in Planning and UX. This approach has led to significant pitch wins in the last couple of years, the latest being Virgin Atlantic, where we used data-driven insight and storytelling to demonstrate how the brand can achieve a step change in customer management.
In the last two years we have won nine new data accounts and expanded the team by 25%. Meanwhile we have delivered award-winning data strategies for several of our clients, winning Silver at the DMAs for TVL, the Economist and MoneySuperMarket, Gold at the Data Strategy Awards for P&G, were finalists at the Data Storytelling Awards for TVL and were finalists at the Data IQ Awards in Innovation through Data for our Content Scoring tool.
This role will suit a data director with several years of experience, preferably in fmcg, who is seeking new and exciting challenges. We’re looking for a confident, effective, personable candidate who can own and deliver innovative strategies for our clients and who is able to build strong internal and external relationships at all levels
Data rules the world at Proximity! And we’re now hiring. Our immediate need is for a new Data Planner to join us. This is an incredibly important role for an agency where our data capability is our point of difference.
You will be working in an exciting, dynamic and fast paced Data Team where the scope and scale of data assignments is extremely broad. Our clients are all different; some have a more traditional approach to data management and data strategy development, whereas on our purely digital accounts we are working with a wide variety of digital data sources to create segmentation models; we use a range of web analytics tools, we also work on tag management, SEO optimisation and Adwords.
This role is a clean 50/50 split across SSE & Specsavers. Both clients have different challenges: SSE, as they look to fully integrate their customer and communications experience with their new brand proposition around ‘More Rewarding Energy’, this account offers huge growth potential and an opportunity to challenge the traditional utilities approach. And Specsavers, as they look to move the brand into new spaces outside of eye care alone – we are their first agency of appointment and we have just completed a ground-breaking customer experience and service design project; the foundations are set to truly revolutionise the way they manage their customer relationships.
All of the clients above have one thing in common – they are looking for us to partner with them as they take their next steps, looking to utilise developments in MarTech and innovation to deliver a transformation change in their customer marketing activity.
We are looking for two new Planning Directors to come and join the growing and evolving planning team here at Proximity. It is an exciting time to join the team, as we look to establish the new order of strategic thinking, moving outside of the traditional approach to direct response and CRM planning and into the more complex world of customer experience – and the nuances this brings.
We have two, extremely tasty roles on offer – both with their own challenges – but both that offer an opportunity to cut your teeth in a strategic leadership role and prove that you have what it takes to make a genuine difference to the way three household names manages the relationship they have with their customers.
This is a recent new business win for us and our role and remit continues to grow. We have an opportunity to put strategic thinking at the heart of their business, as the look to evolve their loyalty proposition, service offering and customer communication programmes. We are the lead agency – and we need someone who walks the walk, as well as talks the talk. Virgin continue on their quest for fame – and this gives you an opportunity to be part of that fame. And have a little bit of fun along the way....more
To cost-effectively fulfil work currently being undertaken by freelance content editors, and to create Content team availability for a wider range of clients. The content editor will report to Gemma Champ, and will be part of a three-strong content team within the Bureau, which is part of the Creative department.