Every brand has amazing stories to tell. Stories that drive loyalty and engagement. We are storytellers in digital, social and print.
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Over almost 25 years, Wardour has nurtured a network of journalists, authors and experts. Head of editorial Luke Turton considers the benefits that they bring to the agency and our clients.
Some of our work in print, film, digital and beyond.
We support great brands across content marketing, employee engagement and stakeholder communications.
Our people are smart, ambitious and fun to work with. They are happy to challenge and push to deliver results.
As Executive Chairman, Martin sets and guides the overall business plan of the agency. But in addition he is actively involved in client relationships creating content strategies that create award-winning communications and marketing campaigns.
Prior to founding the agency in 1996, Martin was a journalist, working in local tabloid papers before moving to the Daily Express and then the Financial Times.
He is a member of an alumni communications advisory committee for Cambridge University. Between 2008 and 2010 he sat on the main board of the PPA and was chairman of the customer publishing trade group, the Association of Publishing Agencies. Until the end of 2014 he was also a board member of the Content Marketing Association. These roles, combined with his work on accounts as diverse as the British Heart Foundation, EY and Heineken, give him great insight into the world of marketing and communications.
He has a passion for all things digital and a pair of Google Glass can now be found accumulating dust in the bottom drawer of his desk.
Claire oversees the editorial and creative output of Wardour’s magazines and websites, as well as the account, operational and process issues at the agency. As a journalist, Claire has worked for some of Fleet Street’s finest newspapers. At the Sunday Times, she worked on the Business section as City Diary editor and small business editor. She was financial services correspondent at the Mail on Sunday before launching Money Magazine for Associated Newspapers.
After two years as the Daily Mail’s City News editor, Claire was lured to the world of free newspapers as part of the management that launched CityAM. She then moved to Metro International and ran the editorial operation for newspapers in 21 countries across the globe. Since joining the Wardour team, Claire has worked across all client projects, including BA, Laing O’Rourke and the British Heart Foundation. Like Martin, she is especially involved in the strategy, insight and planning for projects. She also leads the work for Arup, writing the Design Book and working on the company’s strategic goals.
Ben is an inspirational creative director, responsible for all the creative output at Wardour.
Like many at the agency, he started his career in the world of print, on titles for organisations as diverse as Nasdaq and Asda.
He now leads a close-knit team of designers whose output is truly multimedia. It spans everything from photography and illustrations to videos, infographics and animations. He guides them to deliver arresting work whatever the platform – from websites and apps to magazines, brochures and annual reports.
In his time at Wardour, Ben’s team has won a huge array of awards, ranging from internal comms gongs for best magazine and web campaign to the highly prestigious best corporate photo (of a man on fire) from the Association of Photographers.
Ben joined the agency in 2008, having had successful freelance experience at some of the most prestigious agencies in the UK, as well as an in-house career at Publicis.
Emma joined the account team in January 2014 and helps coordinate the activities of the account team as well as leading key projects herself.
She has particular expertise in the translation of projects from the mass market to the personal. In 2014, she led the programme to build the personalised content platform for EY, called myEY.
In addition, Emma runs the consultancy offering at Wardour, working with consultants in a range of expertise areas to deliver strategic insight to our clients at all levels. This runs alongside her responsibilities for planning and research.
Emma joined Wardour from the networking business Editorial Intelligence, where she was managing director, looking after the day-to-day operations of the business, new business development and clients such as Vodafone, Barclays, the John Lewis Partnership, ICAP and Tata Consultancy Services.
Good communication is two way. We would love to hear from you.
If you’d like to know more, please give Claire Oldfield a call.
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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.
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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.
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We are seeking an ambitious account manager to work on a range of projects; you should have a strong focus on digital.
You will feel confident juggling a number of diverse projects at any one time; you will enjoy building relationships with clients and the internal team; you will feel confident to take the initiative to organise client meetings; and you will be able to coordinate an internal team (and sometimes external resources) to ensure we deliver on time, brilliantly, every time.
Working in the account team and reporting to the Head of Client Services, the successful candidate will be as comfortable taking responsible for their own projects as they are working as part of a team on larger projects.
The ideal candidate will have:
You should be in looking for a role that will take you to the next level of your career.
Please send a CV and cover letter to:
Closing date July 12th 2019
We are seeking talented hands-on designers with a passion for all things print and digital to join our busy and friendly design team.
Mid-weight designer with breadth of experience – are you a junior to midweight designer looking to take the next step and prove yourself?
Senior level designer/Art director with corporate brand experience – an opportunity to take ownership an lead corporate relationship projects
As an agency, we are all about the creation, curation and distribution of editorial content. We focus on delivering targeted content across digital, social and print channels. That content is as likely to be a video, animation, or infographic as a piece of printed narrative content. We work across a variety of clients and subject matter – such as health and wellbeing, finance, corporate brands, thought-leadership and charities.
We are looking for genuinely creative individuals to bring ideas and enthusiasm to projects, with good attention to detail.
Please send a CV and cover letter to:
Closing date July 12th 2019
Have you got tons of creative ideas and a passion for film? Do you want to make filmed content that helps brands get their messages across? Do you want to work with an energetic team in the heart of Covent Garden? If the answer is yes to these questions, then we have the perfect role for you.
This is a great opportunity to join a busy and vibrant video team and to get involved in producing well crafted videos and animations.
You’ll already have some experience of video making, but we’d expect you to get involved in the whole film process. That will mean working with the wider agency team – assisting on shoots, video editing and, ideally, animating from storyboard. We’d like you to have experience video editing – preferably FCPX – and plenty of enthusiasm!
If this sounds like you, please drop us a line with a short cover note explaining why you’d love to work with us, and a CV.
Note: This is an in-house position, must be available to work in our London Office.
(No agencies please)
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