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Why Media.Monks IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

Our 7,700-strong team of multidisciplinary digital talent is organized across 57 talent hubs in 31 countries, connected by our API-inspired model that enables us to unlock innovation across a portfolio of services and meet the needs of our clients as co-innovators. Unlike traditional networks and traditional holdcos, our model offers clients seamless access to talent whose skills amplify brands' ambitions. Throughout four years of rapid growth, we've merged with the world's leading partners in content, data & digital media and technology services, integrating these teams under one unitary brand to further unlock each of their potential.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

We have consistently portrayed ourselves as disruptors, championing change in our industry. Recently, every business culture has met the challenge of rapid technological change and advancement, notably the implications that AI has on job security and our relationship with work. Through this and other transformations, we do not shy away from difficult questions as a team; instead, we embrace them and collaboratively determine our route forward. Ultimately, our employees are integral in shaping our business, our industry and the innovations we bring to the market. This collective involvement cultivates a strong, positive vision for the future within our company culture.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

We ensure that all voices are heard through several mechanisms. The Motif.Monks program holds monthly meetings to share company updates and priorities, encouraging staff to shape our strategic direction. For our 2023 Global All Hands meeting, we invited staff to submit and upvote questions for leadership to answer using Slido, fostering an environment of open communication where everyone’s voice is heard. Furthermore, we've introduced the Speak Up Line, an independent, secure and anonymous reporting tool ensuring confidentiality for those who wish to voice concerns or suggestions. These initiatives ensure that every voice is valued throughout the company.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

We support employees' professional and personal aspirations through several initiatives. This year, we are rolling out the second edition of Accelerate.Monks, a professional development program taught by experts aimed at enhancing professional skills like presentation, prospecting leads and strategy. Second, we host the annual NextUp.Monks creative competition in partnership with Cannes Young Lions, open to emerging talent, giving winners the change to attend The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and the Cannes Young Lions Creative Academy. Furthermore, we are deeply committed to fostering an adaptive culture, training our people in cutting-edge tools to boost collaboration and professional growth.

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

In 2022, we asked our employees to vote on which values most closely aligned with them, resulting in three that are deeply woven into our team culture: empathy, transparency and diversity. Transparency is reflected through our Motif.Monks program, where executive leadership holds monthly meetings to share company-wide priorities. We value diversity by decentralizing global programs for events like Pride and International Women's Day, enabling local teams to spearhead initiatives that resonate with their communities. Empathy is embodied in projects like the Empathy Experiment, an award-winning platform for building empathy, presented at ANA’s 2021 Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

This year, we revamped our approach to align with our people fulfillment model, introducing new employee-centric programs aimed at fostering connection and community. We launched, ElevateHER, a women's leadership conversation series that supports live connection and networking in office for women and allies. We also continue to support our employee resource groups through the launch of our new Community Hub portal. We also offer a diverse range of activities, including some during work hours and/or at the office to encourage in-person attendance, such as social gatherings with food and beverage surrounding various company hybrid events and after-hours watch parties.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Media.Monks is led by four CEOs: Wesley ter Haar, Co-CEO, Content; Bruno Lambertini, Co-CEO, Content; Chris Martin, CEO Data & Analytics and Digital Media; and Brady Brim-DeForest, CEO, Technology Services. Each has founded a business, now part of Media.Monks, focused on their specialization. The setup reflects our entrepreneurial spirit and ensures CEOs are closely aligned with and representative of the values of the teams they lead. Furthermore, Media.Monks is led by industry icon Sir Martin Sorrell who is fully accessible, known for responding to emails within minutes and communicating to the entire workforce weekly through his personal email.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

We offer compensation, equity, benefits, perks, and training as methods of recognizing employees. Our Total Rewards program cycles occur annually and is built to reward our people. Our paid parental leave gives employees time to care for a newborn, newly adopted, or recently placed child. In the U.S., Media.Monks provides up to sixteen weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees. Employees are encouraged to decide for themselves the appropriate amount of time and when to take it. The sixteen weeks do not need to be taken consecutively, but they must be taken in at least two-week blocks.

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About the Company

Media.Monks is the global, purely digital, unitary operating brand of S4Capital plc. Since 2021, Media.Monks has combined diverse solutions—media, data, social, platforms, studio, experience, brand and technology services—to serve as a consultative partner integrating systems and workflows that deliver unfettered content production, scaled experiences and data science fueled by AI and the industry’s very best talent and teams.

Media.Monks was named a Contender in The Forrester Wave™: Global Marketing Services. It has earned a constant presence on Adweek’s Fastest Growing lists (2019-23), ranks among Cannes Lions' Top 10 Creative Companies (2022-23), and earns continual inclusion in AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players (2020-23). It has also been named Adweek’s first AI Agency of the Year (2023), has earned the title of Webby Production Company of the Year (2021-23), and won a record number of FWAs.

Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

12 St James's Pl, St. James's, London SW1A 1NX, United Kingdom

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Industry:

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Company CEO's name:

Sir Martin Sorrell

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Number of employees:

1001 - 10000