By Leena 14 Mar, 2016
At Wild and Free Media we believe that the goal as a brand is to get people to act and either enrich their loves or make them better. That's why we create solutions where the user is the focus. At Wild and Free, we think about the job and think: how can we do it differently? Or should we? We combine insights, visions and trends and yank them all together using our collective creative genius. We like to break the conventional way of doing things. But not just because we are bad-ass, but because it works!

An exciting opportunity now exists for an Account Manager to join our team of hard-working creative minds. The role is based in our office in the midst of The Junction.

Reporting to the Account Director, the new Account Manager must be ready to work across a range of briefs and projects, delivering the best results for our clients.

We're looking for an individual who will work seamlessly with our creative team, someone with a strategic  mindset and a strong understanding of all aspects of the development of a brand. You'll be outgoing and self-motivated, with a strong eye for detail and the ability to build long-lasting relationships with our highly valued clients. It goes without saying that you'll also have copywriting experience and beyond amazing communication skills.

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of all agency functional areas; including print/digital/onscreen and visual production, traditional media, planning/research, database management and project management
  • Contribute to the agency's growth in terms of new business and partnerships
  • Strong organisation skills with attention to detail, resilience and determination to achieve desired results for clients
  • Exceptional presentation skills to effectively build long term relationships with key customers
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • The ability to contribute to a positive and engaging work culture and environment

If you think you have what it takes to become a member of the Wild and Free Media family we look forward to hearing from you soon!
By Katie Grogan 18 Sep, 2015

The window of opportunity for marketers to engage their web visitors has shrunk drastically.

According to a 2015 study by Microsoft Corp ., our attention spans have been whittled down to just eight seconds. The culprit? Our digital lifestyles. Thank emojis and thank Twitter for their 140 characters limitation.

Eight Seconds. Yes, that’s one second less than a goldfish. And we’re all in same fishbowl; the decrease was seen across all age groups and genders in the study. There was an upside though: our ability to multitask is increasing.

As marketers, what do we do with this information? What can we do in eight seconds, to draw our web visitors in? Here are some tips to help you pass the 8-second challenge:

  • Don t make them wait. Make sure you website loads quickly. 40% of people will abandon a website if it takes longer than three seconds to load.
  • Make your content easy. Easy to navigate. Easy to read. Easy to scan. Put the most important information upfront and outline your content with numbers or bullet points. Drill down your key message and say it outright and quickly. There is no need to make them wait for it.
  • Keep it short. Too much content will distract readers from your key messaging, so split detailed content out into secondary pages for readers who are interested. Tell the reader what they need and want to know, and no more. A difficult, but important rule to follow.  
  • Utilise visual content. We process images 60,000 times faster than we do text. Use images that convey your key messaging and be strategic about where you place those images. Choose a place that will draw the customer’s eye as they move down the screen.
  • Tell the reader what to do. If the purpose of your website is to convert visitors, you need to make the path clear. Present clear action items for the visitor who is ready to buy and for the visitor who is intrigued, but still not sure (an important, and often overlooked, segment).

Now it’s time to take the challenge. Set your stopwatch for eight seconds and type in your website URL. Does you messaging get through before the buzzer goes off? Is it compelling? Does it inspire action?

This simple exercise will most likely get you thinking about you website design, layout and key messaging. Hopefully, it will inspire you to make some strategic changes.

  And for those of you that have made it through to the end of this blog post, give yourself a pat on the back!

By Leena 17 Sep, 2015
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
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