Career Guide: Lean Mean Fighting Machine

The business

Lean Mean Fighting Machine is an agency that specialises in online advertising. It was founded in 2004 by four individuals who thought they knew best.

Whether they do know best is yet to be seen, but the signs are looking positive.

We take our name from one of Muhammad Ali's pre-bout press conferences, although a lot of people seem to think we're something to do with George Foreman.

Company culture and style

Let's face it, a brilliant online ad is a rare thing. With most ads focusing on technology and design, not persuasive ideas, it's not entirely surprising.

At Lean Mean Fighting Machine, we try and bring all three together to make ads that harness the medium but are always driven by insightful and original ideas.

There's a cheekiness, if you like, of being the new boy in town that bigger agencies lose around about the time they start seeing dollar signs before an opportunity for good creative work. Cheekiness makes working more fun and the work better.

Working environment

Our office is located at Westbourne Studios. It's only two miles from the West End as the crow flies, although this can feel a bit further thanks to the wonders of the Hammersmith & City line. Once you get here though, you'll enjoy a vibrant and open atmosphere created by a multitude of similar companies that share the studios.

Portobello Road is a few minutes away and they serve draught Kirin behind the studio bar.

The graduate scheme

"Scheme" is probably too grand a term for our recruitment policy, but we are looking for graduates who want to work in digital advertising.


Lean Mean Fighting Machine employees are given a training budget. It's up to your discretion on how you use this budget to better yourself.

Pay and benefits

We pay salaries on a par with the market, but offer much more in responsibility and influence on how the agency is run.

Career opportunities

Lean Mean Fighting Machine is a young, small and independent agency. Our future growth and success will be determined by the strength of our work. If you're good enough and want to join the Lean Mean Fighting Machine adventure, you'll get the opportunity to shape the agency as it grows and changes.

LEAN MEAN FIGHTING MACHINE Westbourne Studios, Acklam Road, London W10 5JJ Tel 020 7575 3163 Website Recruitment enquiries E-mail


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