Archive for January, 2014

little bit of lovely

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Sometimes you see things and wish you had done them. In this case I wish I’d taken photographs just as beautiful as these. Take five minutes to look at them – you really won’t regret it.

Now I’m just off to find my camera and some animals…


New year, new faces

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

2014 is shaping up to be a great year at Together, and the three new bods who joined us this month are no small part of that:

new crew low resL-R: Steph, Abdi, Holly

Holly Brockwell joins as Lead Copywriter and Social Media Creative. With experience at London agencies including Albion, Adam & Eve DDB and Ogilvy, Holly made worldwide headlines last year when her impassioned blog post resulted in Hyundai’s ‘Pipe Job’ ad being withdrawn. You can follow her on Twitter here, and read her blog ‘Copybot’ here.

Stephanie Goodman joins from Manchester agency Return On Digital, taking up the new post of Social Media Project Manager. She’ll be guiding our substantial and ever-growing social offering, handling social strategy, community management and analysis. She writes a lifestyle and adventure blog called Eat Travel Love, and you can follow her on Twitter here for pictures of cats and cakes.

Abdi Samatar comes to us from E.ON to fill the role of Junior Account Manager. Abdi speaks Dutch and Somali in addition to English, and you can read his blog about Somali brands here.

It feels like they’ve all been here forever already, although we note that Steph bought Holly a chocolate Freddo last week and didn’t get one for the rest of us. So she’s on thin ice.

A big welcome to all three, and a very happy new year to clients, colleagues and the rest of humanity. Let’s have a good one.

Wanted: Charity Account Manager in Leeds

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Our buddies at Clothes for Charity are on the lookout for a rather brilliant Charity Account Manager to join their growing team in Leeds. Take a look at the job ad below and if you, or any of your chums, are interested then get in touch with us.


Salary: up to £30,000

Location: Leeds

Job type: Permanent


Clothes for Charity are a secure and simple clothing donation scheme, partnering with all kinds of charities to provide a trusted and profitable way for them to benefit from their supporters’ donations and unwanted clothes.

Based in Leeds, they’re a new and rapidly growing business and now need an experienced Account Manager to join their team.


The role will include:

• Recruiting new charities and building excellent relationships with the key stakeholders at our charity partners.
• Day to day management of the Clothes for Charity scheme including liaising closely with key supplier, charities, donors and partners.
• Creative ideas for developing new marketing campaigns and incentives for charities and their supporters.
• Developing best practice benchmarks and implementing and developing processes to ensure success for Clothes for Charity, and their partners, as well as an excellent user experience for our customers.
• Some social media management and strategy.


The kind of person we’re looking for is:

• Full of initiative, capable of working independently and proactively.
• An excellent and persuasive communicator with both internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
• Creatively and strategically minded with outstanding organisational skills.
• Full of drive and energy to help a thriving new business grow in size and stature while becoming an essential part of that success.
• Minimum 2 years within an account manager or business development role.


Company overview:

We know that donating clothes is an essential way for charities to raise funds and we want to help people to trust this way of donating again.

Our aim is to provide a secure, simple and professional way for individuals to donate their clothes and support their charity of choice – with trackable donation bags, professional collections and email confirmation that the donation reached its destination.


What you’ll get

We’re offering a generous package which we’ll happily discuss at interview stage.


Like the sound of it?

Then please get in touch with Paul Baird with a CV and covering letter detailing your experience, qualifications and salary expectations.


Take a look at the Clothes for Charity website to find out more about what they do.