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The Ultimate Hiring Managers Guide to Video Interviewing

The COVID-19 outbreak catapulted video technology into new areas of our lives. From video GP appointments to Zoom calls with friends, to astonishingly, Vet appointments online, 2020 has been the year of video technology. Though some organisations have used video communication before, this change has made a significant impact on the recruiting landscape. While the pandemic caused some industries to pause recruitment, in other sectors, organisations continued to build their teams. Critical roles still needed…

Candidate Case Study – Lucy Tsyrenzhapova (Performance Marketer)

With over five years’ experience in Digital Marketing, Lucy had spent time working for agencies such as Merkle Periscopix and Zenith and for 18 months had been running her own business as a consultant working for several clients.   However, Lucy wanted to take her career in a new direction, by joining a high growth, client-side company in a specific Paid Media position.   Having applied to an open vacancy worked by Acquire, Lucy encountered…

7 Killer Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Over the last decade, I’ve had my fair share of interviews. Preparing for an interview is as critical as the actual interview itself. Therefore, I wanted to share some tips and advice on the best way to prepare for a Digital Marketing interview. It’s certainly not an exhaustive list, however, I think if you follow this process as a minimum then you will be putting yourself in a great position to beat the competition! Upon…

Stepping up in Digital Marketing – From Manager to Head of

Over the years I’ve spoken with many Digital Marketing professionals who were keen to climb the career ladder and take a step up when seeking their next opportunity. After a recent conversation with yet another candidate on the same subject, I felt it would be a good idea to take some time out to write a blog on this topic. I wanted to provide some guidance to current Search & Digital Marketing Managers who are…

Diversity and Inclusion. Rooney to the rescue?

Diversity and inclusion is a topic gaining momentum within the recruitment and HR world with many businesses ensuring a greater breadth of workforce across an organisation. It’s been argued that the more diverse an organisation, the more together and therefore productive they are. Most recently the public news on gender pay gaps highlighted the fact this is a wider issue that needs tackling quickly. Although you wouldn’t tend to think of American Football and diversity in…

Dealing with Digital Marketing during Covid-19…with Sumitra Balakrishnan

HealthTech is booming right now and a very exciting space to be in. Recently I was lucky enough to sit down with the Global Performance Marketing Director at KRY / LIVI, Sumitra Balakrishnan. During our virtual 10-minute catch up I was keen to understand how the global pandemic has altered her Digital Marketing plans, what opportunities and threats she’s faced due to Covid-19, and what it’s really like to onboard new starters remotely. If you…

The Ultimate Guide to Building a High-Performing Digital Marketing Team

Creating the ideal team is essential, but it’s also incredibly tough. The Digital Marketing space is suffering from a significant skills shortage. Employers are continually competing to earn the attention of the top-tier talent their recruitment agencies send them. And while certifications and experience count in many recruitment strategies, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of “composition” when crafting the right team. Ideally, you’ll need to look not only at the things someone new can bring to their specific role but…

How To Write a Job Description That Delivers High-Performing Digital Marketing Candidates

Recruitment in the Digital Marketing space can be challenging. It takes a well thought through and planned strategy, thorough screening, and the use of careful analysis to get it right. Being in the grip of a skills short market, especially for Digital Marketing talent, an enticing job description is imperative if you want to attract the top people to your organisation. From a tactical viewpoint, job descriptions work as an important guide in all aspects…

How To Hire & Retain Digital Marketing Superstars in 7 Easy Steps

I’m Alex Marriner, Founder & Recruitment Director at Acquire Digital Talent. I’ve specialised in hiring Digital Marketing professionals for over a decade and have a wealth of experience working with high growth companies across London and Europe. Hiring the very best candidates with Data-Driven Marketing skills can be a nightmare in today’s ever-competitive market. Whether you’re an established brand, growing tech start-up or even digital agency, everyone is looking to take this talent on board,…

Complete Guide To Onboarding New Starters Remotely

In order to ensure a smooth onboarding process, you need to lay the groundwork with your new workers as soon as possible. This is just as true for remote workers as workers who take a position in your physical offices. Ask any experienced manager and they will be able to tell you how much of a difference the preparatory work that you do will make to the entire onboarding process.   How To Prepare Them…