Space behind the scenes
I joined Space through the fantastic Space Cadets scheme back in the summer of 2015. With no real agency experience, but a keen and enthusiastic desire to learn, I was thrown straight into some really exciting work.
Since joining, I have worked on a TV advert for the world’s most awarded single malt whisky, a virtual reality distillery tour, an experiential campaign with one of Europe’s largest dairy co-operatives, and a B2B campaign with Sky. I have travelled to Slovenia, Hamburg and Scotland to name just a few locations, and I have herded a flock of 20 model cows around London. All in just 18 months!
Whilst I am a keen tea drinker, an internship here isn’t based on dull admin duties. My initial work was incredibly varied, and Space got me involved across a range of accounts undertaking some really engaging work. I was involved in numerous stages of different projects; brief writing, brainstorms, creative reviews and client meetings too. Being exposed to this at such an early stage gave me a fantastic understanding of the industry and how the agency-client dynamic works.
The culture at Space is fantastic – whether it’s the supportive and dynamic people who are constantly encouraging you to thrive, the rewarding training, or the good old fashioned nights out. It’s a great environment to work in where you are constantly learning & evolving.
I was fortunate enough to win the inaugural Space All Stars award – an award that recognises exemplary commitment and performance over and above the agency core behaviours. The prize, £250 towards a meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant allowed me to visit Restaurant Story in London Bridge. Their tasting menu was absolutely sensational and definitely some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.
Over the last 6 months, Space have also put me through my MAA Diploma in account management – an incredibly interesting and useful training programme detailing the basics of advertising which then culminates in a pitch directly to a real client. It’s helped ground everything I have learned in the job, whilst also providing a foundation for me to expand my knowledge into new fields.
18 months after beginning my Space journey, I am now an account manager and am working across a range of whisky based brands across the William Grant & Sons account. I feel like an important part of how the agency works and am very excited about what the future holds for Space and its clients.
It’s been a brilliant experience and I would thoroughly recommend it to any budding or hopeful marketers looking to make their first steps into the world of agency life.
Ben, Account Manager