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We're hiring! Join us as a Senior Account Manager

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Account Manager
4+ years experience

Make your mark in an agency that's rapidly growing in size and reputation.


Introduction

Lantern is looking for a Senior Account Manager/Project Manager with 4+ years of experience to join the team in our fast-paced studio in London Fields. You'll be working across a range of creative branding and campaign-led projects, spanning sectors including placemaking, property, technology and social change.

You’ll be part of a company that’s growing rapidly in size and reputation. Shortlisted for Small Agency of the Year in 2018 and winner of nine Transform Awards for branding in the last three years alone, this is an opportunity to stake your claim on a young company with big ambitions.

About the role

This is a hybrid role spanning both Account Management and Project Management expertise. As part of a small team, and as the only non-designer in the studio, you'll be integral to the day-to-day operation of the business with the potential to help shape the studio as it grows.

You'll be responsible for delivering branding projects across a wide variety of clients and working with the team in the studio to manage multiple workstreams simultaneously. You’ll build and nurture strong relationships with Lantern’s customers, actively seeking opportunities for business development and organic growth.

You'll be expected to...

  • Serve aServe as the lead point of contact for clients within the agency

  • Write proposals, detailed timelines and fee estimates for client projects

  • Ensure creative teams are clearly briefed

  • Manage day-to-day project documentation such as status reports, meeting notes and detailed timing plans

  • Be responsible for the timely and successful delivery of creative projects

  • Set expectations with clients and provide solutions for any unexpected project blockers or challenges

  • Plan and prepare creative presentations and pitch decks

  • Report key revenue metrics to clients and the business

  • Work with the financial accountants to ensure billing is up to date

Main requirements

  • 4+ years experience as an Account Manager and/or Project Manager at a reputable branding agency

  • Demonstrable ability to communicate with senior client stakeholders

  • Solid experience with Keynote, MS Office, Google Docs and project management tools

  • Ability to be calm under pressure and juggle multiple projects at a time, whilst maintaining sharp attention to detail

  • Excellent listening, problem solving and presentation abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Our culture

As a small, growing team, our culture is very important to us. We're underpinned by values of creativity, integrity, quality and humility.

The studio is lively and fast-paced so you'll need a good sense of humour, an open mind, and a work ethic in line with our ambition to maintain a world-class design standard. As a YCN member agency, there are regular training and speaking opportunities, as well as talks and events, to help you develop both personally and professionally.

We're a social bunch too – so we're looking for someone who's as comfortable working hard on a pitch as they are enjoying a ping-pong battle or post-work pint. 

Our environment

We're based in London Fields, at the heart of the capital’s emerging creative scene. As a member of WeWork, you'll have access to a range of benefits including free beer and cider on tap, regular events and offers from brands including Fitness First, Babylon health, Gympass and Busaba Eathai.

Salary

Dependent on experience.

Applications

Please email CV and cover letter to ryan@lanternlondon.com or click on the link below. Please note that we can only respond to those shortlisted for interview.

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Lantern wins gold: Leicester Square awarded top prize for Best Place or Nation Brand

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We’ve defended our title for best Place or Nation Brand for the second year in a row. Our work with Heart of London Business Alliance for Leicester Square took home the top prize at this year’s Transform Awards.

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Established in 2009, the Transform Awards has evolved into a celebration of the indispensable talent that exists within the branding sphere. Covering Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, North America and Europe, the Transform brand itself is truly global, with no other outlet as committed to providing such comprehensive coverage of the brand environment.

Leicester Square is an internationally renowned icon, with a quarter of a million people visiting the beating heart of London’s West End every day. However, when it discovered it faced stiff competition from neighbouring areas, the Heart of London Business Alliance focussed on a renewed place brand strategy.

Lantern was commissioned to deliver a brand strategy that would highlight Leicester Square’s credentials as an entertainment hub as well as its variety of unique attractions.

Research identified that although international audiences perceived the area as an attractive part of London, domestic tourists and Londoners saw it as a tourist saturated area – merely a gateway to the surrounding areas. The new brand, which judges called clear and characterful, cemented the icon’s reputation as the vibrant heart of the West End.

Thank you again to Emily, Mark, Keon and the rest of the team at Heart of London.

To read more on this year's winners, click here.

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If you'd like to know more about how we can deliver effective results for your brand, contact Ryan Tym on +44 (0)203 6332150 or email ryan@lanternlondon.com

Find your place: Lantern’s industry briefing on branding for place, travel and tourism

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From place to space, we look at destination branding and marketing trends across travel and tourism

To celebrate being shortlisted for 'Best Place or Nation Brand' at the Transform Awards Europe 2019 for our work with global icon, Leicester Square (and after winning the same prize last year for our work in Newington) we've released a limited edition newspaper on place branding and marketing.

The mini-briefing has been sent to key industry influencers and looks at a number of our recent projects in the sector, as well as several opinion pieces on trends in the sector – including our thoughts on the already clichéd world of branding and marketing in space tourism. 

From global destinations to local neighbourhoods, Find Your Place details our experiences in capturing the spirit of a place and revealing the character of the communities we’ve worked with. Whether it’s driving engagement with residents, or attracting investment and tourism for economic growth, we’ve worked with all kinds of stakeholders and governing bodies to create some award-winning work.

We've also launched a dedicated webpage to showcase our work in the sector, which you can find here.

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Copies of the newspaper are limited, but if you would like to receive one, please email placemaker@lanternlondon.com with your name, job title and address and we'll get one in the post.

Fedrigoni 365: Lantern contributes to charity design compendium

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We were thrilled to be asked to submit a design to Fedrigoni's beautifully printed book celebrating each day of the year 2018.

The book is a showcase of unique interpretations of the 365 days of the year, with each page featuring a different design from a leading UK-based creative agency. The book itself is printed on Fedrigoni's premium Sirio Ultra Black paper and in solely metallic silver ink – what a beaut!

We were tasked with creating an interpretation of the number 10 for January. As a month of dark nights and chronic post-Christmas-come-down we chose to focus on bright and warm neon letting. 

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"With the atomic number of 10, neon is an element famously used to create luminous signage. Glowing warmly day and night, rain or shine, a neon sign is a beautiful way of displaying giant letters or numbers."

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The calendar launched in December 2017 with an exhibition at Fedrigoni's London head office presenting each visual exploration of the 365 days of the year. All proceeds go directly to the Make-A-Wish charity so head over to Counter-Print to find out more and buy a copy. You can also follow Fedrigoni's instagram to see each day's design throughout the year.


Toasting a thriving night time economy, new report designed by Lantern

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Lantern designs this year's drinks industry report, helping urban centres create a successful, safe and vibrant night-time economy.

An exciting and attractive night-time economy is important for many towns and cities across the UK. But it must be safe, well managed and welcoming for all members of the community. Alcohol-related anti-social behaviour is often a problem, ruining a buzzing high-street atmosphere . The report sets out steps and guidance, based on the experiences of two successful towns, for businesses and authorities to nurture and cater their night-time economy to everyone from teenagers to pensioners.

We were commissioned by think-tank, BritainThinks to create an engaging design to present the report both for print and online. In line with the report, it was important to showcase a thriving evening scene made up of a variety of businesses and activities, not just focusing on bars and pubs.

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The result is a bustling street that features on the front and back cover as well as an accompanying theme that is thread throughout the document. Iconography and full page infographics were designed to help communicate the findings, which could also be used in presentations and on social media.

Read the report here.