A marketing & communications
agency with content at our heart

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About us

We are a marketing and communications agency that is all about content: its creation, its curation, its distribution. Our content builds trust and loyalty in the brands that commission us. It is ‘news you can use’, inspiring audiences to take action.

We are journalistically led and started life in 1996. We have a team of 45 based in one office in Covent Garden supporting some of the best known corporates, membership bodies and charities in the world. We offer a seamless service covering strategy, creative, editorial, multimedia, video, digital development and account management.

If you have a new brand you want to roll out, or a tricky audience you want to reach – from customers to employees, members to investors – then come to us. We’ll create and deliver a strategy that’s transformational.

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What we create

We focus on delivering targeted content across digital, social and print channels. In today’s visual world, that content is as likely to be a video or infographic as a piece of narrative content.

As well as beautifully crafted content, we also create the strategies to get client stories in front of the right people at the right time. That means our inhouse team is good at building websites and running social and direct marketing campaigns.

We plan content distribution so client stories appear in real time through our proprietary content calendar. The calendar means brand messages can be shared at the moments when they will resonate best with what's happening in the wider news agenda.

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Our audiences

Our teams work to inspire client audiences in three areas: marketing, internal communications and investor relations.

Over the years, we have seen a blurring of the lines between the different disciplines, perhaps summed up most clearly today in the rise of Business to Employee Communications (rather than simple internal comms), developed through learnings in Business to Business and Business to Consumer.

But whatever your audience, whether you are talking to employees of a bank or investors of a company, one idea should always be core: they need to feel trust in your brand. Trust is what we deliver.

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Our clients

Some relationships last a lifetime, others are for a specific brief to meet a specific need. We are immensely proud of the brands that have trusted us to support them on their marketing and communication briefs. Here is a snapshot of just a few that have chosen Wardour as a partner in the last five years.

The team

We take great care in who we hire to join the Wardour team. They've got to be smart, ambitious and fun to work with. And while great at bringing your ideas to life, our people are also expected to be unafraid to challenge: to push for what will actually deliver the results you want. Sometimes that means thinking beyond the initial brief.

Aside from all that, we pride ourselves on being journalistically led – especially as the skills of the newsroom are more relevant than ever in today’s fast moving, always-on world.

In the Wardour studio you will find a buzzing atmosphere that brings together designers, writers, editors, strategists, account managers, animators, video producers, print buyers and more. You can meet some of the senior team below.

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Contact us

We’d love to hear from you whether you are a potential client, colleague or partner.

Clients

If you’d like to know more, please give Claire Oldfield a call.

The best number to call is the main switchboard: 020 7010 0999.

Alternatively, please drop us a line at: clients@wardour.co.uk

Colleagues

Looking for a full-time role? We are always interested in seeing the CVs of people who work with insight, imagination and integrity. Many of our best people joined us on the back of a speculative approach.

Drop an inspirational email to: employme@wardour.co.uk

Partners

Like any creative agency, much of our strength comes from the power of our network. So whether you are a freelance social media expert or a leading printer, we are interested in hearing from you.

Write to us at: partners@wardour.co.uk

Vacancies

Front-end Developer

Wardour is looking for a web developer to join our award winning team.

This is a diverse role where no two days are likely to be the same. It mixes client interaction with some strategic thinking around digital propositions, as well as pure development. We are looking for someone articulate and confident who enjoys working as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have bags of initiative, a cool head when the pressure is on, and a keenness to stay on top of the latest digital trends.

Your work will involve:

  • Taking designs and implementing sites in ExpressionEngine, our preferred CMS, or other platforms like Wordpress and Craft.
  • Production, modification and maintenance of client websites other digital projects
  • Performing front-end JavaScript and jQuery development
  • Working closely with and incorporating feedback from stakeholders & account managers
  • Creating mockups and wireframes of proposed designs and user stories

What we need from you:

  • Professional web design experience
  • Knowledge of ExpressionEngine or other CMS
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML5 and CSS
  • Strong command of jQuery and other JavaScript frameworks
  • Intimate knowledge of cross-browser compatibility, web standards, accessibility and SEO best practices
  • Commitment to writing efficient, well-commented, and maintainable code
  • Solid understanding of JSON, XML and interacting with public APIs
  • Ability to build rich AJAX interfaces
  • Skills in Photoshop or similar design software
  • Strong knowledge of usability and user experience (UX) design
  • Good eye for layout, composition, and typography
  • Experience developing mobile-optimised web applications including responsive design
  • Ability to understand a design and extend it to areas not defined in a comp
  • Ability to clearly explain digital concepts to your colleagues and clients

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with the LAMP stack
  • Experience with distributed version control (Git)
  • Experience with SASS or other CSS pre-processors
  • Experience with PHP
  • Knowledge and experience in data visualisation and infographic design

Personal:

  • Self-motivated and ability to achieve deadlines and work independently
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Eye for detail
  • Positive and logical approach together with willingness to learn
  • Enthusiastic and fun to work with
  • A desire to establish a young, fresh, social digital brand
  • Agile approach to problem solving
  • Takes responsibility to ensure successful results meet or exceed expectations
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic and committed to seeing tasks through to completion
  • A track record of striving for continual personal and professional improvement

Note: This is an in-house position, must be available to work in our London Office.

(No agencies please)

Apply at: employme@wardour.co.uk.

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