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Hiring: Head of Research, Brighton – bring the noise, pie charts and a big ruler

Hello dear reader,

Please forgive me: I’ve been doing quite a bit of job ad-type writing this morning, and feel the need to break into a unperfect storm of bullet pointed facts.

Let’s see how it goes shall we? You’re probably not even reading this bit now are you – you’ve already skipped the bullet points with yer fancy-fast internet browsy reading skillz.

  • And….GO!
  • Whatever it is, NixonMcInnes is different
  • Some people think we are an ‘online PR agency’
  • Some people think we are a web design and build agency
  • We actually think we’re multi-disciplinary
  • We have 5 practice areas: Strategy, Communications, Research, Design & Build and Culture
  • The labels for each practice will evolve, but this is our plan for now…
  • Practice areas combine and overlap – our clients benefit from both depth (an out and out PR expert, or a down ‘n’ dirty Brand professional, or a very clever technologist) *and* breadth
  • Our Research practice is valued by our clients and by our own team – it’s amazing working from original and substantial insights
  • It’s also blooming exciting – how Market Research is evolving and reconsidering itself in the light of the social web
  • We don’t wait for traditional marketing services industries to reinvent themselves – we try to just get on with it
  • So we’re looking for a proper clever, ambitious leader to join our Senior team and head up the research practice.
  • Job ad here (and here, and here)

Here’s some other blurbage I wrote earlier:

Rise up and become part of the changing face of the market research and wider marketing services world!

This is a rare opportunity to join our unique multi-disciplinary consultancy working with some of the biggest, most significant brands in the world. Our Mission is to help these companies engage in more meaningful and useful ways with their customers by harnessing the rapidly evolving social web.

We are expanding and creating a new board-level role to build and head-up our Research Practice. The successful candidate will stretch themselves amongst our open, democratic company culture and smart diverse team based in Brighton ­ the digital media hub of the UK.

The overall purpose of the role is to continue to build our unique and profitable professional research practice by:

  • Leading the way in discovering how to blend digital social media and research.
  • Selling in and then profitably delivering measurable business value to clients.
  • Providing research insights that help clients understand their challenges and address them both tactically, and by building wider programmes that solve their problems.
  • Nurturing and growing our relationships with a small number of clients.

To apply, read this bit and follow the instructions.

One other thing, out of respect for the people we meet and our colleagues we take hiring seriously and try to be really rigorous with our hiring. There will be effort on both sides – just to be clear from the off.

No agencies, thank you.

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