M&C Saatchi Group - who we are
M&C Saatchi Group are a creative company of five specialist divisions, connected through data, technology & culture, to deliver Meaningful Change for clients.
Change that makes a substantial contribution to commercial growth and leaves a positive impact on the world, because there is no longer a choice between the two.
To deliver Meaningful Change we:
Navigate complexity with a deeper, more accurate understanding of people, culture and society
Create connections with a wide range of creative and technical capabilities
Lead value creation by identifying how and where creativity can unlock new value for clients
Our five core divisions are: Connected Creativity; Passion Marketing; Global & Social Issues; Brand, Experience & Innovation; and Performance Media.
How we work is based on two core principles – Brutal Simplicity of Thought and Diversity of Thought. Together they guide how we solve problems and how we build integrated specialist teams.
We are Headquartered in London but operations span 23 countries with major hubs in the UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia and Australia.
We are building a fair and equitable organisation, reflecting the global markets in which we operate placing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (DEI), at the heart of how we plan and operate. But through action, not just words, we will continue to use our cultural influence to act as leaders, allies, and advocates for change. And we will continue to shape our business to reflect the diversity of the world we live and operate in
We’re looking for a new Account Manager to join the Home Office team here at the Social Impact Practice (SIP) division of M&C Saatchi World Services.
M&C Saatchi World Services is not a typical advertising or communications agency. Together with our local partners around the world, we are focused on tackling some of humanity's most challenging and important problems across the globe to help make the world a healthier, safer and more equitable place. We work domestically and internationally, with an international focus on developing and emerging markets, fragile and conflict affected states.
We work on branding, advocacy and social behaviour change communications campaigns that harness the power of cutting-edge marketing, communications and creativity.
Some recent clients include: Home Office; FCDO; the Cabinet Office (e.g. COP26); ONS (Census); National Cyber Security Centre; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; the UN (e.g. WFP, UNICEF etc); the Global Fund; Care International; the Rockefeller Foundation.
Our expertise in communications for social impact spans disciplines i.e. branding, advertising, digital & social media; PR; crisis comms; influencer engagement & partnerships; CSO capacity building and training.
The Home Office Team
The work that we undertake for the Home Office is often some of the most pioneering in its sector. It is unique in that it taps into both the broad comms and advertising expertise of M&C Saatchi Advertising, as well as the social and behavioural change expertise of World Services.
It has historically included our work for BSBT – Building a Stronger Britain Together - as part of the Government’s Counter Extremism programme. This was a programme that we managed on the government’s behalf - the work we undertake differs from typical agency advertising accounts therefore.
Our work specifically encompassed:
- Marketing support to civil society groups (e.g. building websites, generating printed collateral, social media campaigns, training sessions amongst other things).
- Provision of grant monies to civil society groups to deliver projects that align with the 4 key programme outcomes.
- Campaigns on both a regional and national level that promote counter extremism initiatives and narratives
- Highly responsive tactical activity and initiatives that amplify the above
In addition to the Home Office account, there will likely also be opportunities to work on new business pitches and projects that span the SIP team, including international development projects for the likes of the clients listed above.
- Having a genuine interest in social issues is helpful – the work we do isn’t conventional advertising so having this passion will help a candidate to get the most out of the projects we work on.
- This is a government account and there will be an expectation of balancing creativity with a pragmatic approach to risk and alignment with policy.
- There are numerous opportunities for autonomy as a project lead and relationship manager – being a warm, approachable, self-starter who is solutions focused is key, as is the ability to build relationships with clients and stakeholders with varying levels of marketing experience.