"They get what we're looking for and they deliver everytime.
They are genuine partners and a critical component in the evolution of the company."
Jaimes Leggett, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather
We have carefully listened to the needs of the leading figures in the industry, and worked with them to develop the global executive search arm of The Blueprint Consultancy Group.
Our aim is simple; to provide a world-class executive search capability which is unmatched in the industry.
As a true strategic partner to all of our clients, we help build and shape the agencies and brands of tomorrow.
We’re as selective about our clients as we are about our candidates.
The Bigger Picture
Guiding the evolution of the agencies and brands of tomorrow and shaping senior marketers’ careers with the roles that will help them to flourish. We advise you strategically and for the long-term.
We have the ultimate black book of rockstar digital and marketing talent that can help transform your business.
A reliable, professional and human service with a deep understanding of the marketing eco-system. We’re representing you and we do so with these values.
What the industry has to say
CEO - AMV BBDO
“Tasked with helping to build our digital offering, The Blueprint identify just the type of talented people we are looking for at all levels. They ensure we hire the finest digital has to offer and our partnership has helped AMV become the most awarded agency for digital advertising in 2010.”
Managing Director - Edelman Digital
“Thanks so much for your time. I was blown away by the quality of the folks you found and the degree to which you nailed the brief. Many thanks for the excellent work"
Managing Director - Ogilvy & Mather
“The Blueprint guys are great. They get what we're looking for and they deliver every time. I never feel like they're selling candidates - they are genuine partners and a critical component in the evolution of the agency. Top blokes too!"
Digital Strategy Director - Fallon
“The Blueprint have the ultimate black book when it comes to identifying rockstar digital talent. They understand the market dynamics, listen intently and respond in double quick time. They are the only headhunters I have on speed dial!”
Having graduated from Newcastle Business School with an MA Marketing and ‘MA Marketing Best Student of 2003’ award, Gareth embarked on a career in PR and Marketing before establishing The Blueprint, which has set and evolved the standard in digital and advertising recruitment. Work and personal life allows Gareth to travel globally, though he finds himself most at home in the Gwladys Street End at Goodison Park. His little girl was born in May and so his days now consist of a mix of jubilation with a shot of exhaustion.
David has over 10 years of recruitment experience which started with his career at Hudson in their Sydney office. After returning to the UK to work in the marketing sector, David joined The Blueprint in January 2010 from leading digital agency AKQA. David has developed a deep understanding of the industry and how to attract and retain its top talent in the UK and internationally. A keen Triathlete, David competed in the World Triathlon Championships for Great Britain in 2011 and is Team Captain for his age group for the European Championships in 2012.
Asia Pacific News In Brief29/04/13
SINGAPORE—Edelman Digital has appointed Edwin Rozells (pictured) as director of insights and planning, based in Singapore. Rozells joins from his role as strategy lead at OgilvyOne. In his new role he will spearhead an initiative to expand the agency’s digital strategy capabilities, build thought leadership, and lead integrated thinking for Edelman’s roster of clients in financial services, technology, consumer products and healthcare across Asia-Pacific.
Matthew Bagwell joins AKQA in new strategy role17/09/12
AKQA has appointed Matthew Bagwell to the new position of head of strategic services as it looks to evolve its planning approach.
Bagwell, who will report to the AKQA vice-president, Guy Wieynk, joins from the consultancy EMC2, where he was the chief strategy director. Bagwell also previously worked at Conchango as its head of experience.
He currently sits on the Digital Advisory Board of Greenwich Council, which has an incubator hub for new businesses.
He is also the founder of The Fantastic Tavern, a community of brand and agency digital planners and creatives who share insights, expertise and experience.
Wieynk said: “AKQA has a consistent track record of delivering effective strategic services. We are looking forward to Matt’s consulting industry experience and leadership to impact our client’s businesses.”
Bagwell said: “I have always admired AKQA’s unique ability to combine strategy, creative and technology to drive success for clients. I’m excited about working with our team to create market-leading work.”
AMV boosts digital expertise with three hires24/08/12
Anne Cassidy, campaignlive.co.uk, 16 August 2012, 11:00AM
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has boosted its digital capabilities with the appointment of Wunderman’s Gregory Roekens, Ogilvy & Mather’s Saher Sidhom and LBi’s Andrew Pinkess.(l-r) Andrew Pinkess, Gregory Roekens and Saher Sidhom
Roekens will take on the new role of chief technology officer, working alongside the agency’s chief innovation officer, Jonny Spindler.
Sidhom, who, prior to joining Ogilvy, was the global planning director at the Swedish agency Great Works, joins as the agency’s first head of IP and new tech development. He will focus on originating and prototyping tech-based brand ideas that the agency will develop for clients outside traditional communications.
Pinkess, previously the client partner and director of strategy and insight at LBi, will join as the director of business innovation.
Pinkess previously ran the strategy and insight team at LBi, incorporating planning, business consulting, CRM, analytics, research, content strategy and social media.
Ian Pearman, the AMV chief executive, said: “Gregory, Andrew and Saher are remarkable talents who have excelled in digital. Their hires illustrate AMV’s relentless commitment to innovation.”
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk
The Blueprint Launches Global Executive Search Arm19/04/12
Today sees the launch of The Blueprint Executive, the executive search arm of industry-leading digital and advertising recruitment consultancy, The Blueprint. Built to advise agencies and brands on how best to grow their resources, The Blueprint Executive helps clients ensure they’re ready to face a changing landscape.
The Blueprint, sponsor of this year’s Campaign BIG Awards and Revolution Awards, is already a leader in the business of recruiting the finest digital and integrated advertising talent into many of the UK’s top advertising and digital agencies.
Over half of their clients have approached the Blueprint directly through word-of-mouth and reputation, and in the six years since The Blueprint was created they have never been dropped from a Preferred Supplier List. From this platform, The Blueprint Executive is being launched to service the global digital, advertising and communications industry.
Gareth Moss, Managing Director of The Blueprint Executive commented “we have carefully listened to the needs of the leading figures in the industry, and worked with them to develop the global executive search arm of The Blueprint Consultancy Group.
Our aim is simple; to provide a world class executive search capability which is unmatched in the industry. As a true strategic partner to all of our clients, we help build and shape the agencies and brands of tomorrow.”
Toyota launches YouTube car configurator19/04/12
Great research led campaign from Saatchi LA. This is a very interesting campaign from Saatchi LA as it shows a pioneering shift away from complicated user interfaces to deliver tutorial led content. It’s a demonstration of campaigns being tailored around social shopping and how social media is being used as a tool to assure consumers they are making the right buying choices.