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  • Full-time
    Salt London, UK
    Freelance Scriptwriter/Coverage Reader| Global Media Client | 12 month contract My client is a huge media service provider, with offices and services found worldwide. They are looking to bring a Scriptwriter/Coverage Reader onto their growing team on a freelance basis. About the role: ..... click apply for full job details
    May 25, 2019
  • Full-time
    Michael Page Sales London, UK
    A rare opportunity to join one of the world's leading publishing/news business has arisen. They are looking for a Media/advertising Account Manager to work across a large part of their portfolio Client Details My client is one of the largest publishing business in the UK with around 40 titles in their portfolio..... click apply for full job details
    May 25, 2019
  • Full-time
    Harris Global Brentford, UK
    Technical Account Manager, Product Road-map, VoD/Streaming, West London. Harris Global are currently recruiting on behalf of a rapidly expanding global entertainment company who are looking for a Technical Account Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. The Technical Account Manager will act as a key member within an energetic team helping to solve a broad range of challenges and tasked with on-boarding/managing a number of high profile clients whilst helping to share their product road-map. Responsible for the following: Stakeholder management of various large global clients Maintain client integration timelines Maintain platform training documentation Helping stakeholders to translate their digital viewpoint into the product road-map Champion customers internally Experience with video encoding highly desirable Experience of working in a global fast paced environment. Flexible and autonomous with a "can do" attitude Skills & requirements: Love of Technology Excellent communication & analytical skills Experience of working within software engineering Experience of working as a technical contributor to the organisation 3 years+ technical/account management experience It's a diverse & vibrant environment to work in, where they would look for you to act as a key pivot in a rapidly expanding part of their business. The company is regularly listed as a fantastic place to work, with a great atmosphere/excellent benefits and perks. They are growing rapidly, and this particular role offers significant opportunity for progression! On top of that we offer: A competitive salary with bonus 25 days holiday, plus birthday day off, Bank Holidays, charity leave, 3 life event days Training: We have an awesome L&D team, with access to content from Coursera, Udemy and much more On top of that, we have additional Training Budget for individuals. We also encourage code clubs, brown bag sessions, etc ran by our engineers. Flexible career progression. All vacancies in the business are available for internal candidates too! We encourage both career progression and career path changes. Open culture. Our senior Management team run regular update sessions for the department, promoting transparency and open culture. Technical Account Manager, Product Road-map, VoD/Streaming, West London.
    May 25, 2019
  • Full-time
    Harris Global Brentford, UK
    Technical Account Manager, Product Road-map, VoD/Streaming, West London. Harris Global are currently recruiting on behalf of a rapidly expanding global entertainment company who are looking for a Technical Account Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. The Technical Account Manager will act as a key member within an energetic team helping to solve a broad range of challenges and tasked with on-boarding/managing a number of high profile clients whilst helping to share their product road-map. Responsible for the following: Stakeholder management of various large global clients Maintain client integration timelines Maintain platform training documentation Helping stakeholders to translate their digital viewpoint into the product road-map Champion customers internally Experience with video encoding highly desirable Experience of working in a global fast paced environment. Flexible and autonomous with a "can do" attitude Skills & requirements: Love of Technology Excellent communication & analytical skills Experience of working within software engineering Experience of working as a technical contributor to the organisation 3 years+ technical/account management experience It's a diverse & vibrant environment to work in, where they would look for you to act as a key pivot in a rapidly expanding part of their business. The company is regularly listed as a fantastic place to work, with a great atmosphere/excellent benefits and perks. They are growing rapidly, and this particular role offers significant opportunity for progression! On top of that we offer: A competitive salary with bonus 25 days holiday, plus birthday day off, Bank Holidays, charity leave, 3 life event days Training: We have an awesome L&D team, with access to content from Coursera, Udemy and much more On top of that, we have additional Training Budget for individuals. We also encourage code clubs, brown bag sessions, etc ran by our engineers. Flexible career progression. All vacancies in the business are available for internal candidates too! We encourage both career progression and career path changes. Open culture. Our senior Management team run regular update sessions for the department, promoting transparency and open culture. Technical Account Manager, Product Road-map, VoD/Streaming, West London.
    May 25, 2019
  • Full-time
    Creative Recruitment London, UK
    Senior 3D Maya Animator starting in the next few weeks Creative Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.
    May 25, 2019
  • Dot-Gap Ltd London, UK
    If you're looking to expand your career after 4 years in planning and buying, this is the perfect opportunity to do just that! This role allows you to be more involved with digital trading and partnerships as well as being based at one of the most popular agencies out there! The Company This agency is an independent strategic communications planning agency, who can also deliver start to finish media campaigns across all channels. They are an ideas agency working with a fantastic list of clients and delivering inspired thinking across any discipline from creative, events, PR, as well as media. The management team represent brilliance from all walks of agency life and their heritage comes from quite simply the best agencies in UK. You will be in amazing company. The Role As the Account Director you will be responsible for the output of all digital work delivered by yourself and your team in terms of quality, creativity and value. Main Responsibilities * Provide strategic direction for all plans at briefing stages * Recommend, justify and implement the role of digital media across the planning process: channels include Display, Video and Native (programmatic and direct) * Develop and support the strength of digital activations within the publishing partnership teams * Develop relationships with senior clients * Run client, media owner and internal meetings with gravitas and authority The Candidate The ideal candidate will be a career focused, positive individual who is willing to roll their sleeves up and deliver excellent work for the company and clients! Key Skills * To always use your initiative and look for creative ways of doing things * Confident, clear, and concise communication both verbal and written * Helpful, friendly and proactive attitude * Confident dealing with agency contacts at all levels and the ability to respond effectively and appropriately to client requests
    May 25, 2019
  • Sharpe Recruitment Northumberland, UK
    Creative Director Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Full-time The Salary is negotiable for the right candidate Our client is looking for a brand leader who will set the design direction for the company, this will be at a global level and represent the company worldwide. Job Description Manage, develop, and inspire a team of designers and outside contractors to achieve strategic objectives Oversee the creation of all global assets across a range of media including web, digital, print, and video Define and manage a creative workflow that results in high-quality, on-time deliverables; prioritize and assign all design tasks Concept and develop innovative designs that continue to advance our brand identity Partner with marketing and other leaders to build a world-class brand experience across all communications channels Evangelize design best practices, brand guidelines, and standards of quality Qualifications 5 years of progressive experience as a designer and creative leader A leader and influencer who builds relationships easily and at the same time is able to maintain his/her creative point of view Experience managing a team of creative professionals, contractors, and agencies Adept at juggling multiple priorities, excellent attention to detail, and service orientation Excellent communication skills; experienced at presenting design concepts If you are interested in the advertised position for a Creative Director please 'Register your interest' through the requested method and we will be in touch shortly with regards to your suitability for the role. Sharpe Recruitment Ltd is a North East based consultancy, dedicated to placing professionals in rewarding jobs throughout the North of England across a variety of disciplines including Digital Media, Design, Development, Creative Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Tech & IT. Skills Required Skills Qualifications Required Qualifications
    May 25, 2019
  • Hudson York Farrell Normanton, UK
    Document Production Team Leader Permanent £35,000 per annum Leeds - Normanton Our client is a friendly professional services organisation who take care of some of the biggest corporate UK and international companies. Based in beautiful offices in the bustling Normanton, Leeds, our client is looking for a new Document Production Team Leader who will take responsibility for managing and mentoring a team of Senior Document Production Operators. Working within a friendly team of professionals, you will lead, communicate, organise, plan and strategize for the team and during busy times provide operational assistance. You will be motivational and inspire the team to achieve the highest standards. This is a fantastic role for someone who is a natural born leader with experience in working within a corporate organisation. Responsibilities Creating and maintaining an efficient, effective and motivated team - leading by example. Taking ownership for decision making, delegation and problem-solving. Reviewing team processes and procedures to ensure value is added. Preparing and carrying out performance reviews. Monitoring and managing team progress to ensure consistent high level of skills are maintained. Workflow management - managing and prioritising own and team workloads and ensuring that instructions are fully understood. Ensuring departmental standards in relation to quality of work are maintained by all team members. Managing queries or requests from fee earners or clients, in a courteous, helpful and tolerant manner. Providing operational assistance during busy times, utilising your advanced Word and typing skills. Skills required Proven people management skills are essential. Experience working as a Document Production Operator within a professional services environment. An advanced understanding of Microsoft Word 2003 to MOS Word Expert level. Intermediate knowledge of Excel and digital document processing functions, Adobe Acrobat 5.0 upwards. Client service orientated approach Team worker with the ability to problem solve and make decisions Advanced communication skills at all levels Process management and excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise work calmly and effectively in a pressurised environment Ability to manage people, motivate and contribute to a team environment This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and experienced individual to grow their career in an exciting position based in Leeds, working within a friendly, corporate environment. If this sounds like something you would be interested in then please send your CV to Gemma Grima-Brown at HYF today. Important Notice It is HYF's policy, as a matter of courtesy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. HYF is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this permanent vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients. Thank you.
    May 25, 2019
  • Full-time
    DESIGN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION England, UK
    The Design Business Association (DBA) The DBA champions the value and effectiveness of British design - addressing the opportunities and challenges faced not just by the design world but by industry across the board. The fastest growing sector of the UK economy - the Creative Industries contribute over £100 billion in gross value added - that's more than automotive, aerospace, life sciences, and oil and gas combined. Over 450 design consultancies and design-driven businesses, including many of the brightest and most respected names, make up our membership. Through our programmes, services and activities, we train, educate, recognise and celebrate the power of effective design and professional practices in small and large organisations globally. About you Working in an exciting and dynamic industry, with inspiring and market-leading design professionals, your role will be to develop and deliver an exciting suite of programmes. From member events to market leading professional development to the prestigious DBA Design Effectiveness Awards, no two days are ever the same. You will manage and implement day-to-day processes and lead all activity through a thorough briefing, development and production process. You need to get under the skin of the design industry to develop and deliver successful event content and will be involved in the development of new events and courses for the design sector. You will be responsible for managing the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards from the entry process, through a rigorous three stage judging process, shortlist announcement and project managing and delivering the black-tie ceremony (c500 guests) to the level of quality its reputation demands. This is a fast-paced and busy role, and we're looking for a confident and experienced project and events manager with first rate management and communication skills. You must be adept at dealing with senior business figures and be able to quickly develop a deep understanding of the design sector. Key tasks Research, develop and project manage an on-going programme of events and professional development workshops that are authoritative, stimulating and professional, contributing to DBA member satisfaction, retention and recruitment. Plan, project manage and implement all activity across the Design Effectiveness Awards programme including leading and running the entry and judging processes. Manage project budgets, delivering within budget and to revenue targets, monitoring spend and delivering change where appropriate to drive success. Ensure speakers are fully briefed and prepared to provide effective presentations and materials. Supervise, direct and coordinate the activities of team members and suppliers as required to successfully execute all aspects of the event on the delivery day. Anticipating problems, trouble-shooting and smoothing issues relating to the successful execution of individual events and the event programme as a whole. Identify and develop relationships with key strategic partners in the industry, including potential speakers, judges and mentors. Ensure that the quality of DBA programmes are continuously maintained and developed, scrutinising each production/activity in order to ensure the expected level of innovation, quality, creativity and participant experience is being achieved and capturing the lessons learned from each activity and implementing improvements. Work closely with the communications team on tactical marketing plans to achieve event targets. Work with the Head of Programmes to contribute to the development of DBA programmes in line with core DBA strategy. Line manage and actively develop the Programmes Coordinator. Produce timely and accurate narrative and financial reporting as required by the Head of Programmes. Develop and maintain high quality of output as standard. Assist across any other activities as required by the Head of Programmes. Person specification Passionate about events with strong and demonstrable experience of developing and producing events. Ideally 4+ yrs Experience of delivering several projects simultaneously, on time and on budget. Proven ability to respond positively in a pressurised environment and adopt a positive approach to problem solving. Self-starting and able to take initiative to keep projects on track and improve processes. Strong interpersonal skills and the confidence and ability to liaise and negotiate at a senior level. Demonstrable experience of handling sensitive and confidential information. Ability to work across teams in a collaborative manner and to proactively engage colleagues on projects and initiatives. Excellent organisational skills and a keen attention to detail. Demonstrable proactive approach that is both resourceful and creative. Confident decision maker and people manager. A strong collaborative and professional approach with the ability to quickly build and maintain strong working relationships. Experience of a membership organisation is desirable but not essential. Key details Salary: £32-35k per annum dependent on experience Contract type: 1-year fixed term contract. The DBA is a growing organisation, if you can prove yourself to be essential to the business, there could be an opportunity to remain in post or move to other roles within the business. Reporting to: Head of Programmes Based at: Design Business Association, 35-39 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX Holiday: 25 days per annum pro rata Benefits: 25 days holiday. Free fruit in the office and a well-stocked food cupboard. Free weekly team breakfast every week. Regular team building events, from Friday drinks to away days. Opportunity for flexible working to be considered. Office environment includes breakout spaces, music, refreshments and ping-pong. Central London location. Chance to be at the centre of the design industry. Please note that due to the nature of the role, some out of hours working is required, although you will not be expected to exceed weekly hours of 37.5. To apply We'll be reviewing applications on a first come, first served basis and want to make the appointment as soon as possible, so apply today. Please email Natasha Papa, Head Programmes, via the button below with a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. CVs without a cover letter will not be reviewed.
    May 25, 2019
  • Contract
    South Somerset District Council Yeovil, UK
    Join us in Somerset where our exciting new Somerset Local Government Graduate Scheme (SLGGS) will give you the opportunity to expand your horizons working for five different councils in rotation across the county. You will have the chance to utilise your degree and transform your education into valuable workplace skills putting you in a great position to take the next step in your career with confidence. We are looking for: A minimum of 2:2 degree in any subject but preferably something that is relevant to a career in the public sector. This could include a wide range of degrees from: Planning, Geography or Business to Graphic Design, Communications or Journalism Enthusiasm and excitement about starting your career A positive disposition An interest in local government and an understanding about what we are trying to achieve You will be based at the offices of each council (depending on your rotation). Most councils operate agile working but working practices will be confirmed at the start of each rotation. You will need to travel between offices so transport is essential.
    May 25, 2019
  • Full-time
    GURU CAREERS London, UK
    Reporter London A Reporter is needed to take up an exciting role within a leading global media group. Taking up this dynamic role you will report leading stories in the business and technology world. With more than 1 billion users visiting their properties each quarter, this international firm is the..... click apply for full job details
    May 25, 2019

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What is Media Sales? Essentially, it is a term used to describe an extensive range of jobs - whether it is an advert you see in newspapers, promotions on websites or commercials on  the television and radio; it all comes under the umbrella of the Media Sales industry. Not only does Media Sales help clients find solutions to suit them best, it also provides a helping hand to the clients in their businesses by finding the most appropriate campaigns and putting them in front of the right audience.  As a result, noticeable changes and differences can be made in their business and the amount of money they make.   Why Choose a Career in Media Sales? Media sales is fast evolving as a prospective career choice, offering a range of diverse benefits for  those within this field. So why should one pursue a career in media sales? For starters, a proficient salesperson has the  great advantage of out-learning even top tier management. There are a variety of rewards within this  field, including,  good salary packages,   bonuses  and  many other incentives , since a media salesperson is a real asset to any company. Experts within this field maintain relationships with high-level clients and are able to master the process and product details to the point that losing these key individuals may cost a big deal to the company in years to come. The escalating opportunities for increased earnings and exposure at a large scale have made this an attractive job in today’s market. Media sales jobs have always been in high demand. It offers you a range of well-paid and acknowledged designations including: Entrepreneur – Social Media Consultant With the aid your social media marketing skills, you can help small businesses reach new heights. You could even consider starting your own consulting firm!   Vice President of Communications Social media, public relations and marketing, all come under the department of  ‘Communications’ in leading firms. A vice-president is able to ensure that key individuals within this department attain their goals as per the set targets. As a reward you will receive an attractive salary package and remunerations that come with good job performance.   Public Relations Manager Media marketing has become an integral part of public relations, it has made it possible to convey messages to a greater number of people than ever before. It is an exciting yet challenging job and the reward is huge!   Marketing Communications Manager Just a few years ago, this career was not that recognised within media sales. Now however, more and more people are realising the significant worth and attractive salary package with a range of incentives that comes with this career.   Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist In the era of the digital world, every business wants to attain high ranks online for getting organic traffic to their websites. It takes an ideal candidate who understands how to use both SEO and sales skills to achieve lasting results. If you are able to do so, huge sums of money is on the table for you!     The list of careers within the Media Sales sector goes on. A number of other striking job titles include; Digital Advertiser, Marketing Consultant, Content Manager, Social Media Analyst, Social Media Director, Online Community Manager etc. This sector offers more and more with every passing day! So why wait - go on for a career in media sales!   Have you got what it takes for this Job? Initially ,  a career in media sales might seem wearisome at times- but this is only temporary. For the long term, your days will be energetic and packed with lots of fun because the teams consist of vibrant people who are passionate about what they do. Media Sale jobs essentially focus on selling marketing space to various companies through a range of different media, i.e. magazines, directories, newspapers, radio, social media etc. Many often don’t realise that the spaces where adverts are featured day to day– anything from the humorous tiny ads at the back of local newspapers to dual page spreads in the centre of your favourite magazine, has been sold by a media salesperson. To excel within the business, these points are key: Finding the Right Channel  – One of the most productive strategies to become a better media seller is to find the right channel for advertising your skills. Extensive research for determination of the target audience is needed for this job. Production and Engagement –  For building trust and reputation, you have to come up with fresh and quality content Showing Your Worth-  You are required to show the real worth of your product by using different ways including infographics, services demo, and free trial offers etc. Persuasion for Taking Action-  You have to do regular follow-ups and put in a lot of hard work for sealing a deal and attracting more customers and followers. Media sales career is extremely trendy and therefore is a very competitive domain. So experience is of critical value. In your submission you have to be really determined and driven. You may need to interact with radio, newspaper, television, advertising agency or PR if you want to gain knowledge and build a strong portfolio. It might be really advantageous to take part in the university radio station and publication office or to do part time jobs, summer activities and volunteer tasks to gain experience.   How can you excel in this field? That the all important question, since everyone wants to move forward in life. Media sales careers definitely provide opportunities to do so but demands something from you as well: One has to be sociable and outgoing Along with written and oral communication skills, an excellent  telephone attitude is important The power to convince clients about the merits of the product  being sold Good negotiation skills and the ability to respond to objections is  a must One needs to be determined, able to handle pressure, robust and  also good listener Good mindfulness of targets and revenue, responsiveness to  detail and self-discipline Effectively managing time to focus on leads with the potential to  close almost directly will push to probable sales targets When and how to say goodbye to such leads that have no  potential is very significant when it comes to sales job A real world exercise is necessary in order to learn from your  own  mistakes Development of real-world and professional skills and making  contacts in industry will take you to a high level of expertise in  the field of media sales Bond with a client should be built by gaining vision into the requirements of a prospective client You can make a difference by making eye contact while listening and avoiding the temptation to end the prospect’s sentences during a conversation Keeping these simple sales executive career tips into consideration can really help even an inexperienced individual to touch the highest ranks in the field of media sales.   How significant is Media Sales career in London? Media sales jobs are catching the attention all over the world, including the  vibrant city of London . Media sales jobs in London offer you a great opportunity for getting a foot into the media world whether it is within radio or television advertising sales, outdoor advertising sales, directories advertising sales, online media sales job, magazine publishing or sales related to events, exhibitions and conferences. The job market in London is huge! It is always in search of ambitious and determined sales persons who enjoy developments of new businesses and be keen on working in the media industry. But how can one get a Media sales job in London? For getting a media sales job: You have to demonstrate the capability of building relationships on telephonic as well as face to face conversations You must be a greater listener with excellent communication skills You must be willing and enthusiastic to undertake training and courses to meet the set standards You must be self-motivated with exceptional negotiation skills, competitive and resilient The media sales executive has the responsibility to sell ad space to clients, using a broad range of digital and print mediums.  It is mainly a great opportunity for those media sales professionals that are experienced and want to add value and help in shaping a company’s role. Their major jobs include Generation and expansion of business Building and maintaining relationships with new and existing clients Keeping abreast of marketplace developments Liaising with clients for implementation of products according to their advertisement strategies Meeting revenue targets within deadlines Offering initiative and high organisational skills for keeping the records of progress transparent What’s in it for you? A descent basic salary package along with a high percentage of commission based revenue is offered by the majority of media sales jobs in London. With high energy and right approach, the earning possibilities can be very lucrative. To summarise, the idea of media sales job has been refined a lot more than what it used to be. Choosing a career in the field of media sales can actually offer an individual many benefits that are not found in other fields, including great income, limitless opportunities to stand out, unmatched job security, tangible accomplishments, innovative and exciting tasks, travelling and continuous learning.  
A lot of the tips in our previous article about How to Be a Productivity Ninja  rely upon you having enough energy and motivation to actually do them, which isn’t all too easy if you’re not a morning person. Even if you’re a total night owl and you operate best in the late hours of the night , it is still completely possible to learn how to train your body to wake up early. You can teach yourself to only how to train your body to wake up early, but also to be a very functional and productive morning person; not just stumbling around the house at 6 a.m. in a sleepy fog you can’t shake off. Some of these tips were touched upon in the previous article—now we’re showing you how to tie it all together. Learning how to train your body to wake up early may actually benefit our health , as well as our productivity. A study conducted by Dr. Joerg Huber of Roehampton University questioned adults about their sleep habits and found that people who stayed under the covers on weekdays until 9:00 a.m. are more likely to be stressed, depressed and overweight than people who get up at 7:00 a.m. So, if being a morning person makes your boss happier that you’re not staggering through the door late and grumpy, and it also has multiple health benefits, why wouldn’t you want to be an early riser?   1. Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule The most important thing you can do to establish good sleep habits is getting up and going to bed around the same time every day—including weekends . We mentioned this in our previous article , but it is truly one of the most crucial factors of being a morning person, as well as just making sure you get the best sleep you can. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule helps ensure you are getting quality, restful sleep and not disrupting your body's rhythms. It is a common belief that we can “make up” for lost sleep by going to bed extra early the next night, but this is not true. It is also not true that as long as you get the same number of hours of sleep, it makes no difference. In reality, even if you’re only altering your sleep schedule by an hour or two, you won’t be as energised and refreshed as you would be if you stuck to your schedule. The ability of our natural body clocks to regulate healthy sleep patterns is dependent on consistency—even at the weekends. In fact, late-night weekends are more likely to cause insomnia during the week. A consistent sleep schedule is the best reinforcement for our internal clocks. It teaches the brain when to release sleeping hormones and waking hormones (and, more critically, when not to release them). If you need to make your bedtime a little earlier in order to set your optimum sleep schedule, shift it in 15-minute increments. Adjustments any larger than that will just throw off your rhythm, meaning you won’t create actual lasting change. 2. Protein in the Morning, Dairy in the Evening Have you ever noticed a correlation between what you’ve consumed during the day and how you sleep? Protein is great to keep you going during the daytime, but it’s difficult for the body to digest so if you eat it at night, the digestion can disrupt your sleep cycle. On the other hand, dairy is rich in tryptophan—that stuff in turkey that everyone says makes you sleepy. Other things you may not know: dark chocolate is a common post-dinner treat, but it actually has quite a high caffeine content. Also, there is also a lot of evidence showing that alcohol does not improve sleep quality. Evidence shows that alcohol impairs REM sleep, so the actual quality of sleep is drastically reduced, even though it may not seem that way as we might tend to asleep more easily than normal after consuming alcohol. Try keeping a diary or log of your daily consumption and how you slept that night. See if you can notice any trends, then work on fixing the issues 3. Evening Routine As mentioned before, our bodies thrive on regularity. An evening routine in conjunction with a consistent sleep schedule helps our bodies know what to expect on a daily basis. If you maintain a regular routine in the evening, you can train your brain to learn when to start calming down because it’s nearly time to fall asleep. Reading before bed is a great way to chill out; but make sure you’re reading an actual book, not an e-reader with blue light. Studies have shown that night-time exposure to blue light can throw circadian rhythms out of whack. A cup of decaffeinated tea is also a good way to relax. 4. Reduce Your Evening Commitments In order to establish the aforementioned evening routine, you should block off at least an hour before bed to wind down. It is difficult to balance the right work-life equilibrium. As we get further into our careers, our spare time seems to diminish. Often, the key to balancing our wellbeing and personal/professional responsibilities begins with saying no to some invitations. Don’t over-commit yourself to too many plans, and make sure you have that pre-bedtime relaxation hour. 5. Use Your Hour to Prepare If you’re unsure of what to do with your technology-free hour before bed, why not use it to prepare for the morning? Shortening your morning to-do list—by doing things like preparing your lunch, setting your coffee maker’s automatic timer or packing your gym bag—can help streamline your morning routine and make it easier to roll out of bed. Rushing around puts you in a stressful mind set for the day. If you aren’t as rushed in the mornings, you are able to enjoy them more and be more at ease for the start of the work day. 6. Choose the Right Alarm It’s shocking how much of an impact your alarm tone has on your mood. If the alarm is sudden and strident, you are likely to be more uptight for the rest of the day than you would be with a soothing alarm tone. Calming, tranquil sounds make for a gentler transition into daytime. Try experimenting with different alarm options. If you use your phone as your alarm but none of the given tones are quite what you want, there are numerous different apps you can download. Lots of these apps have alarms that wake you gradually with pleasant, relaxing sounds. If you think the tones are too soft and you fear they may lull you back to sleep, then download one of the apps that monitors your sleep levels. By monitoring your habits and movements, the apps know when you’re at your lightest point of sleep and when is the best time to wake you. You can usually customise the settings, so if you haven’t woken up after a certain amount of time then the alarm will change or wake you more powerfully and abruptly. If you really need something to drag you out of bed in the morning, there are all kinds of ingeniously, annoyingly effective alarm clocks that will most certainly get your butt out of bed. 7. Splash Water on Your Face Simple, yet effective. If cold water is just too much to handle first thing in the morning, even warm water will help. Little actions like this can majorly boost your level of wakeup motivation. 8. Force Yourself Waking up within minutes of your alarm can be infuriating. It is so tempting to close your eyes again and savour those last few minutes, but that makes it harder to wake up and start your day. When you wake up spontaneously, it is usually because you are in a light stage of sleep. Going back to sleep puts you in danger of falling into a deeper sleep stage, meaning you will definitely have a more difficult time waking up again. 9. Positive Vibes Your first thoughts set your mood of the day. Make these thoughts positive ones—don’t wake up and groan about all of the things you don’t want to do today. Instead, think forward to the best parts of the day. Set a positive tone at the start of the morning, and it will motivate you to see it through. 10. Drink a Full Glass of Water Few people think about this, but it is actually of vital importance. After going for eight hours (or however long you sleep) without water, your body is mildly dehydrated. Dehydration causes fatigue. A lot of the time, when we feel tired, it is actually just our bodies needing more water; not more sleep. 11. Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Light Humans are hardwired to be more alert when it’s light and to get sleepy when it’s dark. Unfortunately, the planet's rotations aren’t always in line with our sleep schedules. You can’t base your schedule around sunrise and sunset—especially in England in the middle of winter, as this would mean sleeping past 8:00 a.m. and being back in bed before 4:00 p.m. This means you’ll need the use of artificial light. When you wake up, turn on the lights in every room you’ll be using. A good mindfulness activity is to watch the sunrise each morning if you can, even if it is a couple of hours after you get up. This will calm and centre you, as well as help you to be more awake. If you’re currently a late riser, it might be tough to adjust at first. But, if you bite the bullet and keep at it, you’ll gradually learn to become a morning person. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “With self-discipline most anything is possible.” So go on, seize the day! And if you grasped how to train your body to wake up early and you'd like to have a new media sales job as one more reason to wake up with energy and excitement, check all the newest advertising media sales jobs now and apply to the ones that are the better fit for your skills and experience!
Keith Weed, chief marketing officer in Unilever, recently gave a clarion call for cleaning of the world of influencer marketing. He is of the view that brands should immediately stop working with influencers who have adopted unfair means to get followers on social media platforms. Weed says there should be greater transparency from social media platforms to allow companies to measure the impact of influencer marketing.   Giant companies are supportive of this claim Big brands like Samsung, L’Oreal, and eBay are supportive of Weed’s views. They say they are aware of the problem and they have been trying to find a solution in their own ways. The challenge lies in finding out how many of the users on various social media platforms are fake. According to insiders, nearly 60 million Facebook accounts are fake whereas this number for Twitter is 15%.   Influencer marketing is very popular among big brands with experts reckoning it to be a $1 billion industry today. Companies are willing to pay as much as $100000 to a celebrity having more than a million followers if he mentions their brand in a post. Then there are micro influencers, individuals with less than 10000 followers. These people receive nearly $2000 per post mentioning a particular brand.   Not as effective as it is made out to be Close to 75% of marketers around the world work with influencers. More than 40%  advertising recruiters  say they would spend more on these influencers in the coming year. Yet, only about a third of  media recruitment agencies  felt that their efforts in influencer marketing were effective.   All this points to the fact that though cost of influencer marketing is increasing, there are no standardized methods of judging the efficacy of this kind of marketing.  This has led to a situation where unscrupulous influencers are getting lucrative amounts of money and there is no way of knowing whether these influencers are real or fake.   Out of all the important social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat, it is Instagram that is at the centre of controversy. Many big brands like Ritz Carlton, Olay, Magnum Ice Cream, and Pampers have found that increased traffic on their websites and stores attributed to influencer marketing through Instagram was fake.   This is the reason Keith Weed has appealed to tech giants to do something to achieve improved transparency for marketers so that they can analyse the performance of their advertising efforts using influencers.
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