We understand advertising agencies because we have worked in them and have even been responsible for setting them up. Our co-founder Colin Telford has worked in global advertising agency MediaVest and has experience setting up an advertising agency in Manchester called R.O.EYE from scratch where he grew this to over 30 people strong. When The Candidate was created, its purpose was to solely supply advertising agencies in Manchester with a skilled workforce in a digital marketing boom. Therefore, our business was built on recruiting the right people for these agencies. This is why we have trusted relationships and exclusive agreements with global agencies like Wavemaker, Havas and McCann to name a few, as well as independent and mid-sized agencies that all make up the fabric of Manchester.


Because of our massive network of agencies and marketing driven businesses, we have a wealth of talent and skill to bring to your Advertising Agency. This is why our candidates come to us when they are ready for a change; they know us and know that we find the best opportunities for them. The same goes for passive, dormant and hard to find candidates, who will always review opportunities as and when we present them. We maintain a careful balance between both our candidates and clients, providing equally impeccable customer service, and we never headhunt from our clients.

Hopefully, you’ll want to work with us because we know Manchester, we know the North West, we know the advertising agency sector across the UK, we know where the people are, and we know what you want - but don’t take our word for it. Inspect our trophy cabinet, talk to our people, read our reviews, you will be impressed.


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