Creative Agencies

Our Creative Agencies clients in the UK and USA are some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic companies on the planet. Thankfully, we have a deep understanding of the pressures that come with the agency commercial model and have a vast pool of specialist talent to select from when filling positions across Finance, Client Services and Strategy. We thrive on working with businesses and candidates across full-service, production & post-production, branding, comms and PR, because creative agencies employ the same culture-conscious individuals as we do here at Harmonic. If you’re seeking the top talent featured in Ad Age, Ad Week, The Drum or Campaign Magazine, Harmonic have the talent network ready to go.

Our partners

We’re proud to partner with some of the most exciting brands in the UK.

Jobs we fill within the Creative Agencies sector

Here are some of the roles we tend to fill. We have a lot of experience in finding talented individuals which help tech companies grow and flourish, rapidly.

  • Managing Director
  • COO / Chief Operating Officer
  • Client Services / Account Management
  • Strategy
  • People and Human Resources
  • Legal / General Counsel
  • Revenue Operations
  • Operations Manager
  • Chief Marketing Officer / CMO
  • Neighbouring Rights / Royalties
  • Sales Support
  • Executive Assistant

Creative Agencies Insights

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Meet our team of highly qualified experts.

Our team is brimming with experience and enthusiasm. No matter where your search will take you, our dedicated consultants will be supporting you at every step.

Find out more

Jack Watson

Lead Community Analyst

Jack focuses on the recruitment of exceptional Finance professionals within Creative, PR, Media and Marketing agencies out of our offices in Manchester.

Born in Manchester and raised in the Lake District, in his downtime, Jack enjoys golf, football, cricket, music and cooking – a cracking Sunday Roast being one of his signature dishes.

Oliver Gaydon

Senior Community Manager

Olly focuses on helping Creative, PR, Media and Marketing agencies build their Finance and Operations teams. Now, he works exclusively with some of the most successful and well-renowned agencies in the UK. Olly is a proud son of Manchester, and although he will be retaining his network in the South, he has recently set up Harmonic’s Manchester office, where he manages a team that recruits for Creative and Tech businesses across the North-West.

Out of work, you will find Olly enjoying cricket, football and music. Olly is a former musician and fronted a Manchester band called ‘Mayflower’.

Isla Jackson

Community Analyst

Isla joined Harmonic within the Operations team and focuses on placing client services candidates into the Creative industries, with a focus on Marketing and Advertising.

Since moving to Manchester from Edinburgh, Isla enjoys finding new food and drink spots and is always on the lookout for the best new restaurant openings to try out!

Joe Phillips

Lead Community Analyst

Joe specialises in the Data & Business Intelligence market, focusing on placing expert professionals within the London region.

Joe was born and raised in Northumberland but fell in love with Manchester after moving there for University back in 2014. Outside of work, he loves following Newcastle United, travelling around Europe, attending festivals and music events, and testing out his cooking skills with friends.

Emily Smith

Lead Community Analyst

Emily joined Harmonic as part of the operations team, placing high level client services candidates into the creative industry, focusing specifically on retail, fashion, and sports but anything marketing related!

She enjoys travelling the world, finding cool coffee spots, and any new exercise class there is to try! She also volunteers at the down syndrome association on Sundays every week, which she loves!

Aled Evans

Community Analyst

Aled joined Harmonic fresh out of university after a stint travelling around South-East Asia. He specialises in placing exceptional Finance professionals within Creative, PR, Media, and Marketing agencies out of our offices in Manchester.

Outside of the office you will find Aled watching football, supporting his beloved Liverpool, or finding new bars and restaurants in Manchester.

What our clients say

We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service to our clients. Here’s what they say about us.

Thank you for the diligence and expert service you gave us with regards to finding a replacement for our FD through our retained search. I was never in doubt that we’d find a number of competent operators with a good fit for the agency, and this was proven throughout the process. I feel lucky now for the insight into how recruitment can be done well, and what it takes to feel like you’re finding the right person. David Atkinson Managing Partner, Agency Space
We have worked with Harmonic on two briefs recently and in both instances I was very impressed. They always seem to be on top of the process to make sure things progress efficiently and are always clear and prompt with feedback. Sachin Dosani Group COO, Wonderhood
We have established a trusting relationship with Harmonic and have worked exclusively with them to place strong talent. Francesca Gillard Head of People & Culture, Adstream
It's been a real pleasure to work with Harmonic to develop our Finance team. Their reactivity and approachability have been the key success in our collaboration so far. Sometimes it felt like we were working for the same company with the same goal: hire the right person. Highly recommended! Romain Moulinas Finance Manager, Captify
We have engaged Harmonic to assist us with two key roles – our Financial Controller and Head of Business Development. For both roles we were very impressed with their client service, industry knowledge, quality of candidates and candidate management. They were great to work with and were responsive, friendly, tenacious and maintained the right balance in terms of forwarding suitable candidates but not flooding us with options. Alison Parsons Talent Development Manager, Hamilton-Brown
Harmonic have worked closely as a retained agent, and throughout the process respond well to feedback and in my opinion stand out in the market. Michael Saunders Group Finance Director, M&C Saatchi

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