What do they do? Sell on behalf of the Travel Channel, Carlton Food
Network, The Box, Carlton Cinema, Simply Money and ITV 2.
Good office? A property developer’s dream location - on St Martin’s Lane
opposite the Coliseum and Ian Schrager’s hip new hotel. Favourite haunts
include Denim for drinking and the Palais du Jardin for food - the
restaurant was voted top media haunt at the Carlton Eating and Drinking
Awards last year.
Carlton Digital Sales is housed in an open-plan office displaying little
of the glamour promised by the facade. ’The best thing is our video
archive where staff can check out films,’ says an insider.
What’s it like? Apparently, people at Carlton Digital Sales are health
conscious and visit the gym every other lunchtime. At least 35 per cent
of the female staff think they are overweight and check in to a weekly
Weight Watchers session on Charing Cross Road. ’Which is bloody
ridiculous as they look absolutely gorgeous,’ opines one sales
What about perks? For some it’s the free tickets to ONdigital sports
events, for others it’s a complimentary meal at one of the UK’s finest
eateries, courtesy of the Carlton Food Network. Sales staff can get an
optional subscription to ONdigital at a discounted rate. Otherwise, the
standard Carlton Television benefits apply, including an optional
pension scheme, 25 days’ holiday a year and discounted gym
Is it good at training? Each sales executive gets an hour a week with an
account manager to learn the tricks of the trade. There’s also a
department bible - a manual devised to help the team impress clients and
How does it recruit? Promotion within the organisation is the favoured
route. The department makes a point of not recruiting people from TSMS
How do you get ahead? Abandon that Sunday morning lie in and start
clocking in at the weekends.