Apply: Merkle Periscopix
Periscopix is a young, friendly and fast-growing specialist online
advertising agency based near Tower Bridge. We are committed to
providing the highest standards of technical skills and service and
pride ourselves on an outstanding record of client and staff retention,
with turnover rates significantly below the averages for our sector.
Our team currently numbers around 110, with a 48%/52% split of women/men
and an average age of 27.
We believe that work should be fun and interesting and are keen to
encourage all staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance, including
adhering to a strict 9am-5.30pm working day. We work hard to foster a
culture of supportiveness and co-operation throughout the business and
have a diverse and inclusive range of social events throughout the year,
ranging from fish and chip lunches to weekends away with partners and
We offer an in depth 3 month training programme upon joining and
encourage continuous learning throughout your time at Periscopix. You
will need to be an enthusiastic and well organised self-starter. As far
as possible we aim to leave people to organise their own time, so you
must be able to plan and prioritise effectively but also recognise
potential problems and seek help where needed.
Previous experience in our sector is not required but you must be
articulate and confident in dealing directly with clients in a wide
range of roles and organisations. Strong written English is essential,
as you will be communicating extensively via email and preparing reports
THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
We’ve asked one of the newest additions
of our Programmatic Team to talk you through the interview process.
Can you tell us a bit about the interview process at Merkle |
The first stage telephone interview was a great
opportunity to show what I knew about the industry while getting to ask
a few questions to learn a bit more about Merkle | Periscopix. After
this, I travelled to London for an interview day. I had the chance to
see the office and meet some lovely people, getting involved in some fun
group tasks and answering some pretty interesting pre-prepared questions
about myself. Finally, the last interview in the process involved coming
back to the office and presenting a PowerPoint Presentation on the topic
provided. For my presentation, I was given a company which I had to
design a Programmatic campaign idea for, this meant I got to experience
a snippet of what I would be doing as Programmatic Display Account
Manager. You would do the same if you were interviewing for an Analytics
or PPC role but your campaign would be tailored to that instead of
Programmatic like mine. The interview preparation was the perfect start
to what I’d be doing at Merkle | Periscopix, it creates a great
foundation for the training to build upon.
How did you prepare for the interviews?
I started to research
as much as I could into the industry and programmatic (researching the
part of the industry you’re applying to is key!). I looked at all sorts
of information – I researched articles and YouTube videos to deepen my
understanding of Programmatic. What I found most useful were the great
blogs written by the staff here at Merkle | Periscopix.
What advice would you offer graduates thinking of joining Merkle |
If you’re finishing University and want to carry on
constantly learning & growing while being part of a very quick,
interesting and dynamic industry, then Merkle | Periscopix is for you.
It doesn’t matter if you’re about to graduate or finished studying a few
years ago and fancy getting into digital marketing, there’s plenty of
opportunity to join the fast-growing team! I joined with a guy who
worked in a travel agency before.
The roles here are specialist so it’s important that you’ve taken the
time to do your research and are sure this is where you want to build
your career. Have a think beforehand about your genuine interests and
these will shine throughout the interview process. Research into the
department you’re applying to and other surrounding departments as
cross-department collaboration is important. Ask all questions that
interest you, everyone at Merkle | Periscopix are super nice and will
love telling you all about it!
coolest thing you've done in your job since starting?
coolest thing would be starting to get involved with huge clients -
household names that impress everyone I speak to. I’ve enjoyed starting
to use my training and the foundation knowledge I gained from the
interview process to being part of a team that are running such big and
How are you now finding the role?
I am learning a vast amount
very quickly; I’m getting to grips with all of the Google Platforms and
the great tools that have been produced in-house! The training and
projects are interesting and the socials are a lot of fun. I was very
happy to find that Merkle | Periscopix have a 5-aside football team
every Tuesday, this has helped me settle into the social seen as well as
the job role. As client work starts to trickle into my day-to-day life
and the training schedule slowly filters out I’m very excited for the
next stage of my role.
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