Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Flash Update - Area Sq Website Finalist in the DADI's

The Assembly team are very pleased to announce that their website for leading independent office design and interior fit-out company Area Sq has been selected as a finalist in the Professional Services Website category of this years Drum Awards for the Digital Industries (DADI).

“My experience of working with the design team has been fantastic, from the design brief which they interpreted in a very creative way, through to the development stages where they have been flexible and extremely responsive. Our website looks great and the feedback from clients has been extremely positive. I am now looking forward to work with them on another website!” Guenaelle Watson, Marketing Manager - Fourfront Group

To learn more about how we managed to increase site traffic by 200% post launch with a fully flexible user-controlled framework, innovative integration of the PPC technology that has enabled the client to be far more targeted and efficient with their marketing budgets then click on the link below:

http://p0.vresp.com/REo3KK

We are recruiting........ Marketing Intern, London

We are currently seeking a Marketing Intern to work from our London studio, supporting the Marketing Co-ordinator and Director.

Ideally you will have an understanding of marketing or creative industries and want to develop your knowledge and experience within a young and vibrant creative agency.

You will undertake research, assist with building contacts lists, follow up campaigns, maintain and develop our CRM database and help the marketing team with bespoke activities.

For further information or to apply for the position, please email richard@assemblystudios.co.uk

We are recruiting........ Marketing Intern, London

We are currently seeking a Marketing Intern to work from our London studio, supporting the Marketing Co-ordinator and Director.

Ideally you will have an understanding of marketing or creative industries and want to develop your knowledge and experience within a young and vibrant creative agency.

You will undertake research, assist with building contacts lists, follow up campaigns, maintain and develop our CRM database and help the marketing team with bespoke activities.

For further information or to apply for the position, please email richard@assemblystudios.co.uk

We are recruiting........ New Business Executive, London

We are currently seeking a New Business Executive to work from our London studio, supporting the New Business Manager and Director.

Ideally you will have experience of new business and business development in the creative industries, exceptional communication and organisation skills and a proven ability to provide business development support.

You will be working closely with the New Business Manager and Director in supporting the new business efforts of the company including research, planning, campaign follow-ups, networking and event co-ordination. The role will involve you working closely with the marketing team, project managers and account managers to ensure that all the marketing and sales activities are joined up.

Knowledge of SalesForce CRM, InDesign and Photoshop or similar systems would be preferable.

For further information or to apply for the position, please email richard@assemblystudios.co.uk

We are recruiting........ New Business Manager, London

We are currently seeking a New Business Manager to work from our London studio, supporting the New Business Director.

Ideally you will have experience of business development in the creative industries, a proven ability to undertake pro-active new business activities, exceptional communication and organisation skills and the ability to manage business development processes and teams.

You will be working closely with the New Business Director in planning and implementing the new business efforts of the company including research, planning, lead generation, campaign development and follow-up, tender submission, networking, event co-ordination, long-term relationship building, and new sector channel development.

The role will involve you working closely with the marketing team, project managers and account managers to ensure that all the marketing and sales activities are joined up.

Knowledge of SalesForce CRM, InDesign and Photoshop or similar systems would be preferable.

For further information or to apply for the position, please email richard@assemblystudios.co.uk

We are recruiting........Senior Account Manager, London

We are currently seeking a Senior Account Manager to work from our London studio.

Ideally you will have experience of project and account management in the creative industries, exceptional communication and organisation skills with a proven ability to deliver medium to large scale projects and build lasting client relationships - ranging from Identity & Print, Web & Interactive to CG illustration & Animation - both on time and to budget.

You will be managing a small but growing team across our three offices, taking a proactive leadership role as the company expands.

You will be required to liaise with our design, sales and marketing teams and report into the Directors and Board.

Knowledge of SalesForce CRM, Access Focal Point Project Management, InDesign and Photoshop or similar systems would be preferable.

For further information or to apply for the position, please email richard@assemblystudios.co.uk

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Meet the Team - Matt Fairman


Name
Matt Fairman

Role within Assembly
CEO

What’s your favourite Assembly job you’ve worked on and why?
Project Lootch in Moscow for Horus Capital because of the grandeur of the launch event, the success of the project and the genuine friends we met along the way – oh and the fact they had an ice sculpture of the logo we designed.

The one that got away - I missed out on going on film shoot location to a remote Mexican mangrove because our cunning account manager at the time said I needed to speak Spanish to go – which wasn’t true…

What’s your favourite typeface / artist / building and why?
Arial always gets a good reception….

What’s your favourite thing to do on a weekend?
Mixed martial arts with my very own Karate Kid son, Ben followed by touch rugby in the park, followed by an ice cold beer in the bath in the afternoon listening to final score. Or spending time with my better half, obviously. Snowboarding or something on the ocean is the holiday option.

What’s your favourite dance-move?
So many to choose from and never 1 in isolation is the secret. Pink panther, stir the pot, BFLFCB or some eighties numbers such as the windmill into caterpillar (been a while since I could do that one…)

What’s your favourite place and why?
Top of a mountain after a huge snowfall, out to sea, the golden heart pub in Spitalfields – all are a brilliant way to spend a few hours and not really remember how…

What makes you laugh out loud?
My son recreating the Meercat Adverts – simples.

What makes you cry?
R&B and any singers that think that vibrating their voices is a legitimate and entertaining use of their talents. Politicians making short term plans that focus on staying in power rather than making a difference.

If you had to sum yourself up in 140 characters twitter style, what would you say
Proud dad; entrepreneur; Marketer; relationship builder; duracell bunny; communicator; sports, food and people junkie; sometimes funny, often loud and never grumpy...

Assembly Visit the Koolest Haus in Town.....

Assembly visit the koolest haus in town, check out the leaning façade of Piano and watch a Scottish prototype amphibious coach take to the harbour – all in a day’s work in Rotterdam…

So it would appear that the European markets are picking up a bit and this week saw myself and our London head of CGI Toby Ritchie, heading over to Rotterdam for a couple of meetings – both commercial projects that are starting to get some traction and are looking to move forwards.

Transavia (Dutch no frills airline) was an early start from Gatwick and subject of much amusement that “menu item 3” of the duty free was a set of headphones and a Twix as a combo?? –bizarrely this was exactly what I needed – great stuff.

Clearly the service / airline industry is getting more and more tailored to individual tastes - how did they know?? I wondered if this gets replaced with a kebab and a packet of resolve for the return flight….

As part of our new social media activities I duly tweeted and to my delight got a response almost immediately from Transavia.com cheekily making sure I didn’t get the two combi’s mixed up.

After contemplating setting up a picture of me with the headphones in my mouth and a couple of twix’s in my ears – we fired out an equally cheeky response and decided to get on with some real work…

First stop was Rem Koolhaus’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture which was suitably interesting both in terms of the chat we had with a number of their team leaders about their approach to articulating their projects to wider audiences and because their offices were not what I was expecting – very understated, elegant and engaging. A very Kool Haus all in all so nice one Rem….

After finishing up swiftly we went over to see a high end developer that is heavily involved with some large scale projects in Amsterdam and Rotterdam with lots of big named practices on the masterplans – had a great meeting and potentially great collaborative opportunities there for us.

Very contemporary office space (think Lords Pavillion) which led me to another tweet which to my astonishment resulted in the Lord’s cricket ground taking an interest in our twitter activities – social media knows no boundaries it would seem…

So after watching a Shearings coach take to the harbour full of slightly alarmed tourists (seriously its one of those saga holiday type coaches that floats) and chugged past the excellent hotel New York, an original hotel at the old ocean liner terminal dating back to the turn of the 1900s when the ferry actually went all the way to the big apple - we decided to head into town to check out the town centre.

It’s a buzzing light industrial town, with bikes and everyone is friendly, with bikes. There are several vehicles (and bikes) that we don’t have in London (until today thanks to Boris and Barclays) that can hit you if you don’t watch where you’re walking – crossing the metro / tram / road / bus and bike lane is plain mental and the mopeds can ride down the bike lanes but not the motorbikes, I think??

Confused – we were, so we went for a beer in the highly recommended Café Pol.

People watching was great – people watching people on bikes was even better with their flagrant disregard for road safety. In fact, the only sign of a Helmut was a sturdy looking barman next door.

The conclusion is that Rotterdam – is easy and cost effective to get to, buzzing economy, decent architecture, lots of bikes and definitely good beer – we’re hopeful that the future is bright for us here, the future is not just Orang-e-boom…. Well not after they closed that brewery down anyway…

Matt, CEO

Meet The Team - Rich Conner

Name
Rich Conner

Role within Assembly
Managing Director

What’s your favourite Assembly job you’ve worked on and why?
Making the tea. Because it’s a job I never actually have to finish – or start for that matter ;-)

What’s your favourite typeface / artist / building and why?
Jon Anderton’s apartment in Minority Report, and / or any Bat Cave. They’re just very cool.

What’s your favourite thing to do on a weekend?
Dancing - Tango

What’s your favourite dance-move?
Medio Corte – look it up on You Tube – you’ll know why.

What’s your favourite place and why?
The top of a deserted snow-capped mountain on a bright sunny day. No obstacles means you can go fast ☺

What makes you laugh out loud?
Uggs (I’m very serious) and going fast.

What makes you cry?
Uggs (I’m very serious)

If you had to sum yourself up in 140 characters twitter style, what would you say:

A fast moving tea round dodging space architect with a GSOH, a healthy appetite for sushi, tango, and snowboarding but not at the same time.

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