LOVE is an agency which tries very hard not to be pigeon-holed as one thing or another. In many ways we’re a bit of a mongrel – a mix of skills and disciplines that make us more fleet-footed than our bigger, pure-breed Advertising and Branding agency rivals.
We believe that nimble agencies like us have a very important part to play in helping big brands navigate the ever changing landscape of consumer/brand relationships. And we have the portfolio to prove it.
The types of creatives that do well at LOVE are mongrels too.
We are looking for creatives who want to push themselves beyond their core competencies, who like operating outside their comfort zone, who dare to not be pigeon-holed. Who are multi-disciplined.
We’re interested to hear from people looking to work in Manchester, London or Shanghai and we’re recruiting for the following roles. Click on ‘em for more detail.
Technical Project Manager
You’ll need to be curious and confident enough to write copy for advertising, design and digital advertising, long and short. You must be fast, flexible, and adaptive across a wide range of styles and formats with a real desire to work cross-discipline. As a team player you will be happy working with various other members of the creative team rather than the traditional writer/art director model.
Most important of all, you must have exceptional creative vision combined with a thorough understanding of the creative process. You should be culturally voracious and able to draw reference from a wide spectrum of influences.
If you’re interested, send an email (with Conceptual Writer as the subject line) containing your CV and portfolio of work to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a new role at LOVE, based at our Manchester HQ. You’ll be working alongside the Digital Creative Strategist and Digital Account Manager to deliver LOVE’s digital output. We’ll want you to set the direction for a project’s technical production, scoping, costing, timing and resource management, inside and out. You should bring a deep level of technical development experience, so need to know your .NET from your .php. That knowledge should be up to date, so you can help keep LOVE on the front foot with new digital innovations.
You’ll become the primary technical contact for all our digital projects, taking a leading role in scoping and managing them through the full production cycle from IA to deployment. Whilst not necessarily a developer yourself, you’ll take ownership for specification, time management and quality assurance working with internal and external teams.
Remaining up to speed with latest digital trends to stay at the forefront of creative digital development and meet current best practices should be a given and the ability to contribute to client and new business meetings will be a regular requirement.
If you’re interested, send an email (with Technical Project Manager as the subject line) containing your CV and examples of projects you’ve worked on to email@example.com
Alongside LOVE’s other digital creatives, you will share creative ownership of our digital projects. You’ll be responsible for amazing interactive work, designed to deal with brand challenges in partnership with senior (sometimes non-digital) creatives, clients and other skill sets inside and outside the agency. You will be highly skilled, not only in the software requirements of the role, but in idea generation and communication.
You’ll lead and produce work that answers client briefs in an insightful, innovative, creative and lovingly crafted manner, building and maintaining direct relationships with the rest of the digital team and offline creatives.
We’ll expect you to effectively present creative work both internally and to clients, as well as engage in discussions about the work, from rationale to execution. You’ll be working as part of the wider creative team and collaborate with colleagues to develop thinking that sets LOVE apart from other agencies.
The type of work you will be expected to deliver includes, but is not exclusive to: responsive websites, mobile apps, email marketing, custom social media channels, online media.
This is an integrated agency, a mongrel if you like, so an understanding and affinity for print would be beneficial. Experience in moving image or animation would be a bonus and knowledge of code/markup would be nice too, but not essential.
If you’re interested, send an email (with Digital Creative as the subject line) containing your CV and portfolio of work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year our chairman Phil Skegg gives his highlights of the year, here’s the 2012 edition:
Watch With Mother by The Glue Society.
Last ever printed edition of The Dandy with guest appearances by Paul McCartney and Harry Hill amongst others.
Campbell Soup 50th anniversary Warhol Cans by Campbells.
Vice magazine 10th Birthday cartoon by Johnny Ryan.
12″ Record Sleeve by David Rudnick for Erol Alkan’s and Alex Ridha’s Lemonade single.
The film Amour by Michael Haneke.
The long playing album ‘On And On’ by Syd Arthur.
Have a great Christmas & New Year break from everyone here at LOVE.