Career Guide: Mediaedge:cia

The business

Mediaedge:cia is the first global communications planning and implementation agency. We get consumers actively engaged with our clients' brands, leading to relevant awareness, deeper relationships and stronger sales. Our services include consumer insight and ROI, communications planning, media planning and buying, interaction (digital, direct, search), sponsorship consultancy and activation, branded content and entertainment marketing. Our 4,000 highly talented and motivated people work with local, regional and global clients from our 199 offices in 79 countries. We're owned by WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.

Company culture and style

Active Engagement is what we do at Mediaedge:cia that's distinctive and valuable to clients. We're always finding new ways to push the boundaries of what's possible to deliver results. We work alongside our clients with a deep understanding of their business and commercial objectives. Using ideas and intelligence,we challenge conventions to create the most engaging and effective solutions.

Working environment

Participation and engagement are our lifeblood. Your opinion is valued and encouraged right from the off. No hierarchies here - we value your voice. Speak up and you'll be heard, respected and involved. Our South Bank offices make this easy for you. Newly refurbished and open plan, they encourage ideas and collaboration with discussion areas, creative spaces, interactive suites and our own "cafeclubbar".

The graduate scheme

Our graduate scheme offers you hands-on experience in every area of the agency. Over nine months, you'll work within each of our core disciplines for a three-month period. Send in a CV and covering letter by 30 April 2006 to join us in September 2006.

Training

We value talent and diversity - it's an indispensable part of Active Engagement. We invest heavily in equipping our people with the skills and knowledge essential to advance their careers. We'll send you on the best (and most relevant) industry courses but we also pride ourselves on giving you a top-notch education within our own walls or through WPP.

Our mentoring initiatives mean you're never alone in achieving what you want.

Pay and benefits

We offer a pioneering flexible benefits scheme called Flex. When you join, we give you a "fund" with which you can choose from up to 15 benefits on offer. With Flex, you create a bespoke benefit package to meet the demands of your own lifestyle. Flex funds are industry competitive and reviewed regularly throughout your career.

Career opportunities

We value opinions. We reward talent. Responsibility is given early. If you can excel within a dynamic, constantly evolving environment, rewards are there for the taking.

The future

The marketing and communications industry is in a state of constant flux.

Consumer behaviour changes, new technologies emerge and we face new communications challenges. Whatever happens, we'll be at the forefront of this change.

This isn't for the fainthearted - it's an enormous challenge. If you like the sound of that, we want to hear from you.

MEDIAEDGE:CIA UK 1 Paris Garden, London SE1 8NU Tel 020 7803 2000 Website www.mecglobal.com Recruitment enquiries Natasha le Marinel Tel 020 7803 2182 E-mail natasha.lemarinel@mecglobal.com

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