An Introduction to… Event Marketing Jobs

If you’re an excellent researcher, love social media and you’re an excellent communicator, you might well be drawn to event marketing jobs.

What’s involved in event marketing jobs?

  • Research and analysis for events
  • National and international market research
  • Maintaining and growing your client database
  • Executing strategic, creative marketing campaigns
  • Managing suppliers and budgets
  • Developing and executing social media and email marketing campaigns

What skills / attributes are required in event marketing jobs?

  • Top notch written and verbal communication
  • Excellent organisational abilities
  • Solid research skills
  • Ability to disseminate salient information from statistics
  • Results oriented

If you’d like to find out more about event marketing jobs, call us on 020 7359 8244 or email [email protected]

Ask the Recruiter – February 2019

My company is about to go through a phase of growth, so I’ll be interviewing and hiring several people. I’ve got plenty of advice about what to ask candidates, but much less about what to avoid asking. Could you give me some tips?

I appreciate this can be daunting – it can seem as though there’s a whole host of rules about what you’re legally allowed to ask candidates. Actually, though, as long as you stick to their ability to do the job you’re hiring for, you should be okay. Here are some examples of what not to ask, and some alternatives.

Don’t ask Alternatives
Which country are you from / where were you born? Are you eligible to work in the UK?
How do you feel about managing women? What’s your experience of managing staff?
Do you plan to have children? The role occasionally requires last minute overtime, will that be okay?
How old are you? Age should only be part of the discussion if this candidate will be selling alcohol or tobacco or in some other age-restricted industry. If not, there isn’t an alternative, just don’t ask.
What religion are you? Are you happy to work with “X” type of clients? Will you be available to work the hours that this job requires?
Are you married? Some employers think a married person will be more responsible, others think a single person will devote more time to the job. Either way, you can’t ask this.
Do you have any health conditions / disabilities? Focus on the candidate’s ability to do the job.
How long will your commute be? Will you be able to start work at 9AM?
Do you have any previous criminal convictions?


Unless relevant to the role (working with children, for example) if a conviction is spent, a candidate does not need to declare it.


This is not an exhaustive list but hopefully you get the gist. Essentially, you should only interview a candidate on the basis of their ability to do the job. One way to ensure this is to use competency based interview questions – you can find plenty of examples online.

I should note, that these all apply in the same way when you’re briefing a recruiter on a new role for them to work on. A good recruiter will always send you the candidates most capable of doing the job regardless of gender/age/race/religion etc.

If you’d like your question to be featured in Ask the Recruiter next month, email [email protected].


Featured Client – Essence PR

Samantha Grocutt is managing director of Essence PR, a beauty PR agency in Shoreditch, London.

How would you sum up Essence as THE agency your clients want to work with?

Essence is often seen as an extension of our clients own brand/marketing team; we work very closely with our clients and that helps ensure we really understand their needs and expectations.

How long have you worked there and what do you do?

I founded Essence PR in 2004; I’m a very hands on managing director and work closely with my team, our clients and the media.

Why do your clients like working with you?

We’re an agency that enjoys getting involved with our clients, and as we all really love beauty – this shines through in our passion when talking to both clients and the press. We enjoy coming up with different activities that make the client stand out and we always achieve excellent results.

What are Essence’s plans for the future?

I’m really supportive of my team and always keen to listen to ideas to help grow the business; so I’d like us to continue growing and being recognised by the industry as an agency to watch.

The next big think in Beauty PR…

I think it’s all about sustainability and being more aware of the environment and not creating unnecessary packaging or single use items.  We’re starting to see brands and PR’s be more conscious about how we send products out and how we interact with press and influencers.  Also to be more aware of others less fortunate, if you think about the new Beauty Banks project that Sali Hughes and Jo Jones have recently set up and how well they’ve been received by the industry, you realise there is a change happening and as beauty PRs we need to be part of that and champion it as often as we can.

Getting to know you

If you never had to work again and money was no object, what would you do?

I’m very involved with charity organisations already, so I expect this would continue.  I’m currently co-President of The Hairdressers’ Charity and this is an organisation close to my heart.  I’m also cat-mad, so I expect I’d do something with a cat charity too!

What’s the worst job you’ve ever done?

Not sure I’ve really had one – I’ve worked in catering, bars and offices.  All have their ups and downs but you just get on with it.

What are your hobbies?

I’ve made going to the gym a regular activity now – I go early in the morning before work.  As a PR, I’m always out and about so networking and entertaining is something I do for fun.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Oh, no idea – not sure I’ve lived such an entertaining life that anyone would want to play it!

And finally, if you were stranded on a desert island, what’s the first thing you’d do?

Sunbathe – I love the sun 😊; oh, and then I’ll probably try to get practical for life on the island…

An Introduction to… Email Marketing Jobs

If you’re a confident communicator and a talented writer, you might consider looking at email marketing jobs.

What’s involved in email marketing jobs?

  • Working with management team to plan marketing strategies
  • Working on full lifecycle of email campaigns – content, production, quality assurance, deployment and reporting back
  • Working closely with design teams
  • Continually assessing and improving email marketing strategies
  • Identifying opportunities for new campaigns and clients
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Identifying new trends and technologies in email marketing to help keep the company ahead of the game

What skills / attributes are required for email marketing jobs?

  • Excellent writing, editorial and proofing skills
  • A creative mind
  • Top notch communication skills
  • Target driven
  • Excellent understanding of marketing principles

If you’d like to find out more about email marketing jobs, call us on 020 7359 8244 or email [email protected]

Conference Producer Jobs

You’ve got your degree and a bit of commercial experience, but you’re not sure you’re in the right industry – perhaps you feel you’d like something more dynamic, maybe with a bit of travel involved. If this sounds like you, you might well want to look at conference producer jobs.

What is involved in conference producer jobs?

  • Conducting in depth market and industry research
  • Generating new ideas for content of conferences based on global trends
  • Developing strong relationships with key stakeholders including senior level industry professionals
  • Overseeing conferences from conception to completion – including business plans, close liaison with marketing and sales teams, delivery of events strategy and production of the conference itself
  • Both research and conferences themselves may well involve international travel
  • You’ll find conference producer jobs in a wide range of industries and sectors, including defence, oil & gas, legal, pharmaceuticals, gaming, finance, healthcare, tech, media, innovation, digital disruption…

Key skills and attributes needed in conference producer jobs:

  • Top notch organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • A team player
  • Knowledge of your chosen sector is a bonus, but not always required
  • Strong academic background

If you’d like to find out more, call us on 020 7359 8244 or email [email protected]!