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M&C Saatchi Group scores 3.5/5 based on 29 reviews.
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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £21,000 - £23,000
Current salary: £21,000 - £23,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Remember that whilst communications is a creative industry by nature and necessity, it is fundamentally about solving business problems and making money. Clients invest in marketing to improve their sales, market share, brand profile, etc. etc. So they pay us to fix these problems using creative solutions - campaigns aren't creative for creativity's sake. It's all about effectiveness.
This is really important to remember when applying for jobs in advertising because otherwise you may look a bit naive, or be disappointed when you arrive and realise it's all about money!
Do you have any interview tips?
M&C Saatchi employs the brutally simple philosophy through everything it does but it is also very academic. It's important to get a balance of cerebral rigour and simple insights to achieve impact.
The interview will be in three parts, one focusing on you and your attitude/approach, one on your understanding of and interest in the industry, and the third with another candidate where you will be asked to debate work and do a short role play pretending one of you is a client.
Then there is an assessment day which usually includes a solo presentation, group exercises, a group task and presentation and then a dinner.
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