Job Title: Client Executive - Fashion & Beauty
Salary: On request
Based: Borough, London
Start Date: ASAP
Whalar is ‘liberating the creative voice’ by connecting brands to creators with influence who produce and share exceptional content. You might have seen some of our work with brands such as Dior, Nike, Diageo, Gucci, L’Oreal, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Coty, P&G and Dubai Tourism. We’re a partner of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and are setting new benchmarks in the influencer marketing space.
In just over 3 years Whalar has grown from a founding team of 5 in London to now having a team of 90+ incredible people across London, New York, Austin, Los Angeles, Singapore and Spain.
We’ve established ourselves as one of the top thought leaders in the influencer marketing space - known for being the first influencer agency to win a Gold Cannes Lions, publishing the world’s first neuroscience study into influencer marketing and, of course, our high-quality creative work. Whalar does not crowdsource creativity nor does it produce distasteful product endorsements. Whalar is all about commissioned, thoughtful and creative influencer collaborations.
We’ve built up a client base of more than 200 global brands, have run campaigns across 68 different countries and have an impressive board consisting of advertising legend Sir John Hegarty, founder of BBH, Bob Greenberg, founder of R/GA, and Roxanne Taylor, ex-CMO Accenture and one of Forbes’ ‘World’s Most Influential CMOs’.
Our next chapter in the journey includes the expansion of our London team and we’re looking for a highly creative individual to join our Fashion and Beauty vertical. The role sits within one of the 4 'pods' in the Client Services Team and reports directly to the Client Manager. Hierarchy is as follows:
Commercial Lead / Client Lead
As a Client Executive, you will work closely with your team on existing and new business, servicing clients on Managed Campaigns as well as helping put together proposals for potential new clients. Alongside the Client Manager, you are responsible for ensuring clients are getting the best possible experience when working with Whalar. You are also the key contact for our creators with influence, managing the relationship with them and ensuring a smooth delivery.
More specifically, responsibilities include:
Initial interaction with the client to help agree on the brief
Sourcing, negotiating and briefing influencers for campaigns according to the specific brief
Being the gatekeeper of all content that comes through, ensuring it’s on brief and of high enough quality
Preparation of campaign performance reports and case studies
Inputting into proposals for potential new business, including industry insights and learnings from similar clients
An inherent interest in the advertising industry, with a desire to keep up to date with news and trends and proliferate these to the wider team on a regular basis
Have 1+ years’ experience and have a profoundly creative mindset. Ideally we’re looking for someone who breaks the mould and surprises us.
Desirable qualities would be an art school background, specific fashion / beauty experience, a real trained eye and passion for unearthing the best quality creators with influence, spanning - fashion / model / lifestyle / photography / artist / illustrator.
Preferably some experience in gifting or PR, alongside a knack for great logistical planning.
Experience in the luxury / premium categories.
Confident in a room; Strong negotiation / communication skills with a flair for multitasking.
Thrive in an environment where collaboration, flexibility and scrappiness are valued more than job titles, rigid structure and legacy ways of working.
Be willing to roll their sleeves up and dive in.
To Include Alongside Application
- Portfolio of work (if applicable)
- Influencers we don’t know about (yet!) - please share 2 x linked suggestions at each level:
Micro / Mid / Macro (please provide a bio and rationale detailing why you have made these selections). Please note that influencers do not need to be restricted to fashion or beauty.
- Your favourite fashion influencer campaign, and why.
- Your favourite campaign, generally. And why.
Good creative and compelling campaigns with substance are preferred.
Rough office hours are between 9.30am and 6pm. Sometimes it will be busy and sometimes it won't. That means if you are busy we would expect you to work the hours needed to get the work done, but if it isn't – go home early.
5 weeks holiday
If this sounds something you might be interested in, send an email with your resume and attached materials to firstname.lastname@example.org (Director, Fashion & Beauty).