Financial Times

The Client

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 737,000.

Client’s Need

After facilitating a number of Executive, Manager and Senior Marketing Manager briefs across different business units, Carter Murray were engaged on a Senior Brand Manager mandate in the Global Communications function. This division acts as an in-house agency, so this position was ideal for individuals looking for their first move client-side who were already operating at Account Director level. The need was also quite urgent, and somebody needed to be operating in the role as soon as possible.

Our Solution

Given our background working with the FT, we were able to accurate convey their culture to prospective candidates and consisting of profiles varying in skillset and seniority in just over a week. Most candidates had a notice period of three months, so we also submitted interim options to provide hands on experience while the successful candidates fulfilled their notice.

The Result

The permanent Senior Brand Manager started three months later and the temporary option impressed so much that they were also offered a full time position. Our relationship with the FT continues to develop as we are engaged in marketing and commercial briefs at all levels across every business unit.