Gladeye is an independent digital marketing and innovations agency. We combine creative thinking with the power of disruptive technology for domestic and global clients. After 11 years we’re ready for a dynamic General Manager to help us multiply the value we create for our clients and the world.
Our ideal candidate will hit the ground running, thanks to prior agency experience in operations or management. They’ll have a working knowledge of digital strategy and digital product design processes, and an appreciation of the technology and development teams and systems required to make things work. They’ll also understand the service nature of an agency business, and will be as comfortable with clients as they are with internal staff.
We’re an eclectic mix of designers and developers who share a strong culture and a set of values we regard as sacrosanct: Integrity; Empowerment of Our People; Excellence; and Originality. We share lunch on Fridays and the rest of the week we work on the stuff we love. We’re looking for someone to embrace this culture and help us focus our energies on building new value into both the work and the business.
The General Manager is accountable to the CEO and the board of directors. The GM will contribute to, interpret and execute the company’s vision. They’ll manage day-to-day operations across service, creative, technology and design, to grow revenue and profitability in the business, while maintaining a high quality of work, staff and client satisfaction. The role includes both internal, operational responsibilities as well as external, client-facing responsibilities.
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Hasn't it always been that?
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Who's it for: The Warehouse by DDB and Goodoil
Why we like it: The Warehouse is getting real about life's complications. Waiting for a sale can be frustrating and while retail ads often promote particular discounts, this shows a change in The Warehouse's strategy to offer low process every day. It puts the focus on the customer's needs rather than the products, and in turn, makes the retailer a strong competitor in the market.
Who's it for: Fresh by Work Communication and Eight
Why we like it: Who said toilet paper ads had to be boring? Dancing and toilet paper aren't typically associated but the combination of the two makes for quite an intriguing display. And beyond its promotion of the strength and suitability for sensitive skin, the spot is sure to make the toilet paper brand the one of choice for any toilet paper-themed costume parties.
Who's it for: Fire and Emergency NZ by FCB and Tom Sainsbury
Why we like it: Nothing says check your smoke alarms like a bit of cheeky banter between a barbecue and a smoke alarm. The reminder to check your alarms is not a new one, but getting it across with anthropomorphic household items certainly offers a fresh take on the important message. If this first effort is anything to go by, then Snapchat comedian Tom Sainsbury is set to become a staple in local advertising over the next few months.
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