#LeaveAsYouArrived With Haig Club

Everyone celebrates the start of the night. We want to shift the focus to the end of the night. Because how you end the night is the ultimate manifestation of stylish drinking.

For those that haven’t yet had the pleasure, Haig Club is a single grain scotch whisky with a ‘character and style that sets it apart.’ Part of the Scottish Haig whisky family, it aims to put a youthful spin on the whisky market which is traditionally known as more of an ‘old boys club’. The drink boasts an iconic blue bottle and an urban feel; two qualities which the brand were keen to emulate in their latest digital campaign.

Locate Productions worked closely with creative agency, MullenLowe and photographer, Liam Goslett to capture the candid stills. The brief for the campaign centered on the importance of responsible drinking, and required lively London streets popular with young people on a night out.

Utilising the experience and the know how of our location scouts, we found the perfect setting in three different spots – Shoreditch, Hoxton and Soho. Heavily involved with the casting as well as the locations, we took to the streets to cast talent, with extra models cast through an agency as back up.

Despite the driving rain that fell on both nights, we were able to find willing ‘real people’ to stand in as models, and to create something special that fit the brief. We’re proud to have been a part of this project, and had a lot of fun working on it!

To view the rest of the campaign, please visit the Haig Club website.

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Job Purpose:

Locate Productions is one of the UK’s leading service production companies, producing stills and moving image content in the UK and abroad. Established in London in 2005, the company works with some of the world’s leading brands, producing campaigns such as This Girl Can, NHS at 70, HSBC Premier and Jaguar XE.

Consisting of a dedicated team of producers, location scouts and managers, Locate Productions are experts in providing a high level, cost-effective production that is aligned to a strong business ethic of high standards, impartiality, sustainability and fairness.

As part of their expansion plans, Locate Productions are looking to recruit a Commercial Director to join their small, dynamic team and help attract new business. 

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the business owners and Head of Production to develop the company’s short, mid and long-term commercial strategy according to company goals and objectives to drive and accelerate growth. You will be set targets and your performance assessed on the achievement of this growth
  • To carry out analysis and help create and deliver detailed business plans on commercial opportunities such as business development and international growth
  • Develop strategies to identify and acquire new clients globally and drive new business, specifically targeting creative advertising agencies and commercial brand marketing sectors
  • Collaborate and co-ordinate with in-house teams such as International Production, Creative Hub, Production Services and Locations in generating new leads and building on existing contacts
  • Monitor and analyse the performance of the company’s commercial activities 
  • Support the wider company in maintaining the high standards of service across all sectors.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated senior commercial experience working within the creative industries, ideally with a background in ad-agencies or brand marketing
  • In-depth understanding and proven track record of developing and executing winning commercial strategies
  • Experience of managing a prospect through the whole sales process from lead identification and outreach all the way through to signed contract and onboarding
  • Proven success in a comparable targeted role, including an existing network of relevant contacts to be able to hit the ground running.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Commercially-minded, with strong analytical skills and a strategic approach to tasks
  • Solution-orientated, with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Experience of international travel, ideally involving trade shows and industry events
  • Strong understanding of the media production process both in the UK and globally
  • Solid knowledge of marketing trends and strategies along with performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
  • A desire to be part of a close-knit team within a company that values its staff and adheres to a strong set of beliefs and principles.

Job Details:

  • A full-time role, predominately based in the London office but with flexibility over working hours and place of work
  • International travel (post-COVID)
  • 25 days paid holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • Competitive salary, dependant on experience
  • Basic plus performance bonus salary structure
  • Potential performance-related equity options

Application Process:

Please send a CV and covering letter to locate@locateproductions.com titled ‘CD Position’. 

Please get this to us as soon as possible as this is a position which is immediately available. 

Our communications will be in the strictest confidence; please ensure you outline your availability and expected salary. 

Second-round interviews will see candidates pitching a proposal based on a set topic. 

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