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    Senior Creative Strategist

    What it’s like to work at Bark.London

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and for considering us to help progress your career.

    Firstly, who are BARK.London?

    We Do Growth.

    We’re a specialist performance marketing agency for category-leading direct-to-consumer ecommerce brands & retailers. We have one aim: help businesses grow. Practically, we do this with best-in-class paid media, data science; and full-suite creative.

    We’re officially Performance Marketing Agency of the Year 2024, Most Impactful Performance Marketing Agency of 2023, and double Meta Business Partners, as well as Google and TikTok Partners.

    Our vision is for Bark.London to be a vehicle for our team to achieve what they want to achieve: personal & professional. We’ll support them (you!) in whatever that might be and recognise that it’s our job as an employer to give our team every opportunity to make their goals a reality.

    We want to continue building an amazing place to work. A place where you can be yourself, do your best, and ultimately grow as both a person and a colleague. We do this through a supportive culture, flexible working, perks and continuous commitment to learning and development. See more on this below.

    Part of becoming a great place to work is that we’re committed to including people of all backgrounds and experiences. That includes race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, family or parental status. We want to hear from you!

    Why is this a unique opportunity? (why we’re even hiring)

    Over the past five years, we’ve grown in size and reputation quickly by hiring exceptionally talented people who truly care about getting results for the businesses we partner with, then providing them with the tools, support and training they need to excel.

    We’re a fast growing team that packs a punch and currently manages over 2x the annual spend of the “big 6” agencies on social alone.

    Our creative team alone has grown from zero to nine members in the past 18 months, and the wider business is currently on pace to double in size again within the next 12 months. As such, we’re searching for an inspiring Senior/Creative Strategist to help create content to power the growth of pioneering DTC brands and build on our existing reputation for excellence.

    We’re looking for someone who wants to join a quickly growing, well organised people-first business at an incredibly exciting and pivotal time of growth, whilst accelerating their own career.

    This is a rare opportunity to join a rapidly growing company – without all the pitfalls of typical ‘startups’ – and personally impact the growth of businesses that are making a real difference.

    Our Clients

    99% of our clients are direct to consumer eCommerce brands and typically fall somewhere into the below categories:

    • Fashion, apparel, jewellery
    • FMCG
    • Greetings & misc. gifts
    • Sports & fitness
    • Subscriptions

    Many are venture capital backed. Many are bootstrapped, founder owned & run. They all trust us to lead their growth.

    Importantly, we ensure every client we sign is thoroughly vetted before we even offer to take them on. It’s important to us to grow the right way, with clients who we genuinely want to work with.

    Here’s our criteria:

    • They’ve got to pass the “lunch test”. They’ve got to be genuine, decent people to work with. Would we want to hang out or go and have lunch with them? Great relationships breed great work, and we want to give you a supportive environment to work and grow in, not clients who are rude or unreasonable.
    • They’ve got to have a product(s) and brand we can get excited about as a team. Nothing worse than working on a brand you don’t believe in.
    • They’ve got to want to grow and be in a position to support that growth. We partner with businesses to scale their customer acquisition, not just to push buttons in ad accounts.

    If they fit this criteria and we want to work together, then we’ll go ahead, but only if we’re sure it will be a strong partnership and only if we’re confident we have the capacity and resource in the team to make it happen.

    Just some of our clients (Paid Social, Google PPC, Attribution, Creative):

    • Chilly’s Bottles
    • Getir
    • FreeSoul
    • Dash Water
    • Not-Another-Bill
    • Aligne

    …amongst others

    Our Team

    We’ve gone against the typical agency model and hired an extremely senior to mid-level team first. Logic being, it’s important to build a firm foundation: be in a position to actually provide a great service to clients, and provide consistent up-skilling opportunities to the wider team as we grow.

    Paid Media Team
    From Performance Marketing Executives to “Heads Of”, all incredibly strong on data, communication, creative and DTC strategy. As a team, they ensure our clients’ advertising is profitable and efficient as well as leading creative strategy and briefs to drive growth. They have a huge amount of freedom to advise the clients on what they should be doing, and have our full backing.

    Data Science Team
    Answering the hard questions and problems that can unlock the next leg of growth for our client partners.

    Creative Team (you)

    A rapidly growing department designing and delivering paid advertising creative that just works. We offer strategy, full high-end production, low-fi influencer or user-generated content (UGC), and asset design services combining a mix of photography, videography, motion graphics, copywriting and much more. Snap-shot examples of our work are available here.

    Each of our team members is empowered to be a cross-channel specialist. Everyone works and communicates closely with each other at all levels of the business.

    The Role

    We’re looking for a Sr/Creative Strategist to join us who is excited about taking on a new challenge and quickly growing with us as a business. This is a rare opportunity to join a rapidly growing department, taking on a lot of responsibility as we flesh out our in-demand and rapidly evolving creative offering.

    If you have a passion for consumer psychology, direct response marketing, brand building, discovering social trends, helping businesses grow and are keen to have a lot of fun doing it – this is the role for you.

    Day to day you will work closely with our Design & Paid Media Teams at all levels to come up with and brief in content ideas, structures and scripts for our clients’ paid social advertising channels. You’ll get data back on what’s working and what isn’t, enabling you to create recommendations for iterations and entirely net-new concepts to continue driving business growth.

    Experience in creative strategy, whether as a stand-alone Creative Strategist or as a core part of your role as a performance marketer, is a requirement. While support is always on-hand, you will be expected to be able to operate with a high degree of independence from the get-go.

    We’re looking for someone who:

    • Is highly proficient in direct response and performance marketing
    • Understands customer buying psychology and is highly competent in user research
    • Understands how to build brand through paid advertising content
    • Is talented at creative brief and script writing
    • Has worked with high-growth DTC brands
    • Has a high attention to detail
    • Is able to generate net-new creative ideas and iterations
    • Has 3-5+ years of industry experience
    • Is deeply interested in social-media and how it can be harnessed to help businesses grow.
    • Is highly organised
    • Is extremely comfortable managing their own deadlines and workload. We will never ask you to do more than you are capable of, but you must be able to take charge of communicating this with the team.
    • Is comfortable providing and receiving critical feedback
    • Is switched-on, ambitious, and full of spark.
    • In a rapidly evolving landscape nothing stays the same for too long. An eagerness to learn, develop, and adapt your skills is vital.

    We do a fair amount of company socials, hangouts, breaks, events and meet-ups and you’ll be expected to have fun and create some of the best work of your career. But it’s important to recognise that we have very high standards of each other and expect a lot from one another, particularly given we’re a hybrid business where results do the talking.

    Here are some things you should know about how we work and what we expect as a team:

    • Work smart and do work you’re proud of.
    • Your time is your own. Manage it well.
    • Our clients are our partners, always do the right thing for them.
    • Always be learning.
    • Embrace failure, we learn the most when we make mistakes.
    • Get involved and enjoy yourself.
    The Package
    Hybrid working with London Office

    Embrace the flexibility of hybrid working at our London office near Old Street Roundabout, boasting a dynamic work environment with a roof terrace, cafe, bar, table tennis, bike storage, gym, showers, and a meditation room.

    Competitive Salary

    Your compensation will be competitive and commensurate with your experience, recognising the valuable contributions you bring to our team.

    Performance-Based Bonus Scheme

    You can look forward to performance-based bonus incentives.

    New Business Bonus Scheme

    A new business bonus scheme offers additional rewards for bringing in new clients.

    25 days of Annual Leave

    Enjoy 25 days of annual leave to recharge and relax.

    Learning & Development Budget

    Access a generous learning and development budget for books, courses, and events.

    Competitive Pension Scheme

    A competitive pension scheme, with a 3% employer contribution and up to 5% employee contribution, helps secure your financial future.

    Meta Partner Exclusives

    As a Premium Meta Partner, you’ll get direct access to Meta for confidential first-dibs insights on new tools and media buying approaches, certifications, sponsored events and a whole host of exclusive networking, learning and development benefits for you and your clients

    Discounts and rewards at over 30,000 brands

    A load of perks. Exclusive discounts and rewards at over 30,000 brands, cinemas & retailers for you + up to 10 family or friends.

    Work Macbook & Screen

    You’ll receive a work MacBook and a second screen to enhance your productivity. Ensure a productive work environment with a full home office setup.

    What the team are saying
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    What the team are saying

    BARK are true to their word on Growth, I’ve worked here for over 2 years now I can safely say they've helped me grow as a creative and as a person.


    BARK for me it's not just a workplace, it's a nurturing canvas where my creativity blossoms as a Motion Designer. The unwavering support and camaraderie within the team makes every challenge a shared triumph, shaping a journey where growth is not just encouraged, but celebrated!

    Junior Creative

    Team spirit is really important at Bark, so you’re not only working alongside some of the best in the business but your professional goals are a priority too. The culture is also great with regular socials so it’s a really friendly environment to work in.

    Senior Growth Executive

    There’s a real focus on the “bigger picture” for the brands we work with outside of just what goes on in the platforms. This means getting a deeper understanding of the business which is really interesting and I think can often be overlooked by agencies. As a result we've been able to build strong relationships whilst working with great people.

    Senior Growth Executive

    I love the flat structure here at BARK where my ideas are always valued. The flexibility that BARK means that I’m never burnt out and I can always bring the best version of myself to my work. Working on a wide range of interesting clients at different stages in their growth journey has exponentially widened my experience.

    Growth Manager

    BARK is a great place to work! The people are friendly and welcoming and the culture is really enjoyable with regular socials! It has also allowed me to develop a range of skills, aided by the fact that we work closely with clients, much like an in-house team, meaning we help grow their business through multiple channels rather than being siloed to one.

    Growth Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to read this and learning about Bark.London. If you’re excited by the opportunity and fit the bill, please get in touch – we’d love to meet you.