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27.06.14

There were celebrations a-plenty at JAM Towers this week after the short list for the MPA Awards 2014 was revealed…

We were thrilled to see that we’ve been nominated for not one, not two, but three awards – ‘PR Agency – Innovation,’ ‘Big Bang’ and ‘PR Agency of the Year.’

The awards ceremony will be held in the b-e-a-utiful Gorton Monastery, and we can’t wait to rub shoulders with all the other fantastic nominees!

It seems awards season is creeping up on us once more, as we’re also busy submitting our entries for the CIPR PRide Awards 2014, and the deadline is also looming for the Fresh Awards 2014.

So, we’d better get busy hunting for some awards-do appropriate glad rags! Last year at PRide, we scooped Outstanding Small Consultancy, so fingers crossed we’ll do it again! If not…at least there’ll be wine!

19.06.14

Here at JAM Towers, we are immensely proud to be located at the heart of the coolest place in our beloved city of Manchester – The Northern Quarter.

Our lovely office sits in the middle of a bustling pot of restaurants, bars and cobbled streets, and whilst the reputation of the NQ has soared in recent times due to the opening of some delectable eateries – one particular restaurant has been at the centre of local media attention recently (see this piece on The MEN). Local Chinese Sweet Mandarin has been asked to serve David Cameron and the leader of China at a summit at Number 10 Downing Street.

Sweet Mandarin was opened 10 years ago by Oldham sisters Helen and Lisa Tse, and a decade after its inception, the chic Chinese has Kung Powed its way to winning several awards, including Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Chinese Restaurant in the UK, the 1 AA Rosette for 2014 and even had the honour of approval from the Queen!

That’s right, the Denton Duo were placed on the New Years Honours List 2014 for their dedication to services to food & drink. It appears, like the rest of the nation, that the Queen can’t resist some Chinese food at her prestigious Peking Duckingham Palace.

Helen and Lisa were part of a delegation of Manchester business who joined PM David Cameron on a visit to China last December – and it appears as though they made quite an impression after serving up a tremendous banquet at his home, including their legendary Claypot Chicken and the intriguing Sweet Mandarin mango pudding to the British and Chinese leaders.

The latest achievement from this Manchester restaurant is testament to the local notion that the sky really is the limit for Manchester’s hipster haven – the Northern Quarter is getting famous, and Sweet Mandarin’s reputation just got that little bit sweeter.

09.06.14

We’re on the hunt for an experienced and highly motivated Account Manager or Senior Account Manager to join our outstanding team and work across both B2B and consumer accounts.

JAM needs you!

Our new Jammer will be working alongside a great team on national projects for established brands within the Beauty, Food, Retail, Fashion, Travel and Finance sectors.

This is a fantastic opportunity if you’re looking to take the next step in your career and have the ability and experience to manage a portfolio of accounts effectively.

We’re looking for:
• Proven writing skills, with the ability to adapt to different sectors and audiences
• A solid understanding of B2B accounts, with proven results
• Solid client engagement
• Digital experience, including social media and analysis
• Proof of strategic direction, campaign planning, new business proposals / pitches
• Financial awareness and planning
• Leadership – the ability to lead and nurture a small team
• Solid media relations
• The ability to work under pressure, whilst maintaining high standards
• A minimum of three years’ experience at manager level, preferably within an agency
• Experience of wider marketing
• Excellent communication skills
• Great creative thinker
• The ability to work in a strategic and proactive way

Above all we’re looking for a positive, can-do attitude.

Responsibilities:
• Managing accounts on a daily basis
• Regular client interaction and consultancy
• Monitoring clients’ industries, fully immersing yourself in their industry issues and news
• Writing press releases, features, copy, award entries etc
• Development of campaign strategies
• Leading a small team
• Creating work in progress reports, along with detailed review documents, demonstrating ROI
• Attending regular client meetings
• Actively participating in business development
• Social media management and analysis

What you’ll get:
• The opportunity to work with leading brands
• A positive and fun work environment
• A great team and support network
• Flexible working
• A bonus structure
• Generous holidays
• Continuous training
• Starbucks and early finish Fridays

If you’ve got what it takes to become our next Jammer, send your CV and details of current salary to jaime@jampr.co.uk

Salary dependent on experience.

Location: Northern Quarter, Manchester City Centre

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