Outline of the role
Social Planners at PHD are dynamic and insightful individuals with a keen interest in Social and wider developments within online and offline marketing. Working with the PHD digital and communication teams, the Social planner will be responsible for helping on the day-to-day management of both brands and clients. Confidence in client management on calls and face to face is particularly important as PHD prides itself on its excellent client relationships and employees ability to build these relationships.
A good understanding of the Social landscape and developments with platforms is essential. Unlike some other forms of marketing, Social is constantly evolving so it’s particularly important to pay attention and keep abreast of the ever changing Social landscape – a PHD Social Planner is expected to give opinion on changes within Social and how they may affect a client’s short and long term strategy.
What you'll be doing
The role requires knowledge of the opportunities Social offers to brands, how it fits within a broader digital context, and how that can be applied to marketing needs. You must be able to connect with a broad range of clients across different sectors from FMCG to home entertainment and leisure, from automotive to financial services, and across brand communications and direct response.
They must be able to show Social’s value to our clients’ businesses and support their campaign and marketing objectives in measurable ways. Though not a technical role, building a basic understanding of the key infrastructures we use to deploy experiences and campaigns is essential; that is, you should know what is, and isn’t, possible. You must also understand brands, and the way people interact with them, both on and offline.
What you can expect from us
We value courage, openness and curiosity, and we demonstrate this through the culture and behaviour of everyone in the company, from the CEO to the newest apprentice in our building.
We will support you with a package of competitive benefits, comprehensive technical and craft skills training, and lots of opportunities to feed your curiosity through talks, workshops and collaborative projects, all while having a little fun at work. We’ll also give you the opportunity to give something back, in the shape of our Little Hugs project, which supports local charities and organisations.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
The PHD Media Ltd job descriptions are not intended to be restrictive and are a guideline to the duties in this role. The Company may amend or vary your job description and may assign you additional tasks and duties which are commensurate with this job description at its sole discretion from time to time. You will be prepared to be flexible to meet the needs of the business.
PHD UK is a leading media planning and buying agency. We are a creative, energetic, challenger company; we build strong relationships with our clients, and produce high quality work to drive business growth. Our ethos is all about finding a better way, in the solutions that we propose to clients, and how we do things within our own business.
PHD UK London is a thriving business of over 300 people, billing in excess of £500m. We are part of a global network of 3000 PHD’ers, who are all connected by our game-changing planning system, Source.
We are very proud to be ranked as the 41st Best Company to Work For in the 2017 Sunday Times list, and also being named Agency of the Year 2016 by Media Week & Marketing Week.
There’s loads more we could tell you but to get more of a feel for how we think, feel and behave follow us on Twitter @PHD_UK and have a look around our website www.phdmedia.com/london