VACANCY: Planner

As a Planner you will be defining marketing and advertising strategies help our clients add value to their businesses. You’ll love getting under the skin of client’s problems, understanding their audiences and what makes them tick. You’ll be establishing client’s goals and objectives, their target audiences and be a key player in outlining the creative direction and messaging of campaigns. While you will be exceptional at the analytical stuff, you’ll also be passionate about bringing creativity with you every day and have an inspiring personality to help our creative and wider teams achieve excellence.

Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Report to
Head of Planning
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What you’ll be doing:

  • Working with clients to fully understand their business objectives and the right campaign strategy for their target audience
  • Analysing and extracting findings from consumer, brand and market research to support the preparation of brand strategies and creative briefs
  • Gaining a comprehensive context for advertising strategies by analysing a range of information in great detail, including demographics, socioeconomics and the market for the client’s product and market share
  • Writing comprehensive briefs for creative service teams to understand and interpret, ensuring the clients vision and objectives are aligned
  • Championing the creative departments in process, briefs and enthusing the creative teams
  • Preparing feedback in response to market research findings
  • Working with the Head of Planning to manage any research conducted on behalf of the agency
  • Pitching and presenting to clients, comprehensive advertising strategies that forward think to their long-term objectives, ensuring their target audience is at the forefront of the strategy
  • Analysing and interpreting consumer response and sales data to evaluate the effectiveness of the campaign
  • Gathering data and preparing feedback reports on the effectiveness of campaigns
  • Keeping your head in the game with the latest market research trends and strategies
  • Keeping up to date with insights on how people think and behave which can shape
  • advertising successfully, sharing any new findings with the wider agency
  • Maintaining a detailed awareness of relevant market trends affecting client accounts and any developments in the wider industry
  • We are one team at S3, so you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and pitch in to help other areas when needed


What you can expect in return:


  • Salary: £25,332 – £35,500 dependent on experience.


  • Want to be in the office bouncing ideas off others? Or perhaps you need a quiet day to get your head down at home? You’ll get a blended and creative working environment, giving you the flexibility of how and where you work
  • On top of where you work, you’ll have the flexibility in your start and finish times, only Dolly Parton works 9-5 here
  • We are all about working hard and playing hard, an office bar is ready to greet you for Friyay’s and team shenanigans (Covid restrictions permitting)
  • Up to 30 days holiday to switch off, relax and recharge, plus the usual bank holidays


You’ll have:

  • Previous experience as a Planner or Senior Account Manager within an advertising/marketing agency
  • Expert excel skills and exceptionally numerate to understand, analyse and interpret complex and varied sources of data and statistics
  • A strategic head to understand the bigger picture of clients advertising needs
  • A natural creative thinker and problem solver, with first-hand understanding of the value that creativity can bring to a client’s business
  • Strong commercial awareness with the ability to adapt to a wide client range
  • Excellent attention to detail, not just for interpreting data but understanding what makes a top-quality creative brief
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to simplify research to explain the relevant conclusions and comfortable pitching and presenting to clients


How to apply:

Email your CV & any example work or creations to our HR Advisor, Lauren on

Tip: At S3 we’re all about biting big behaviour. (Read more about what that means on our Team S3 page.) We particularly love applications that channel the spirit of biting big and stay true to who you are.


**Please note that once we have received sufficient applications for this position, the job advert will close, so please do get your application in early**


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