Campaign Names StrategiQ as One of the “Best Places To Work” in 2021

5 min read by Phil McEwan 12 May 2021

For the second time running we are delighted and honoured to announce that StrategiQ have been named one of Campaign’s Best Places to Work 2021.

Campaign’s ‘Best Places to Work’ is an awards programme run by independent research company Best Companies Group, which identifies and celebrates the best employers in media, marketing, and advertising industries.

The entries are open to all publicly or privately held organisations within the ad agency, ad-tech, media and marketing industries, and are ranked based on a few different elements. Initially, StrategiQ was asked to fill out an employers survey that outlined the benefits and culture available within the workplace. This included which specific benefits came with employment, e.g. gym memberships, as well company policies, practices and other key information.

Our team was asked to complete a survey called the Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey (EESS), which was all done confidentiality and anonymously, to encourage honesty. Here, we’re able to honestly express how we feel about StrategiQ as employers, what being part of the team entails and what we would change about it.

This data is then combined to create a score, which ultimately decides your company’s position in the Best Places rankings.

But what is it about StrategiQ?

Best Places to Work used to feel a lot like employee perks. However, the agency employment landscape has changed. Once upon a time, it was enough that bosses filled the fridge with free beer on a Friday.

Now, the best people are likely to be considering how work and home life fit together, the purpose of the agency, the level of autonomy they’ll be afforded, how connected they’ll be with their teams, as well as their mental and physical wellbeing. It’s not just about money and material perks any more; it has become more common for staff to rate their employers based on the recognition they get, how much they care about the business, the culture surrounding them and how much they feel valued by their employers.

Some of the things that set StrategiQ apart from the rest include our access to Sue Firth to help us through tough times, our MVP and annual awards programmes, our stress buddy partnership scheme and quarterly strategy days that encourage openness, honesty and most of all transparency during an incredibly challenging year, so nobody ever feels like they don’t know where the business is going.

What did our team have to say?

“I’m so proud to be a part of StrategiQ. The care, expertise and culture are second to none. I have never felt as valued as I do now. Our personal growth is just as important as business growth and that’s something I’ve never experienced before. Since joining StrategiQ, I feel like I have that fire back in my belly on where I want to take my career and how I want to grow, but most importantly I feel so supported by the whole team. Joining StrategiQ was the best decision I’ve ever made and I’m so excited to see where we go in the coming months and years.” – Lauren Oliver, Email Marketing Specialist

“We’re absolutely delighted with our placement in the Campaign – Best Places to Work 2021. The last 12 months has really pushed and tested us as a team but investing in brand new equipment, software and working together safely from home. We’ve emerged stronger in both expertise and collaborating as a team which is testament to everyone supporting each other during the pandemic.”- James Bavington, Director

“I’m incredibly proud to work with a team who all share the same ethos and goal, which is to grow and dedicate their expertise in helping move our clients strategies and businesses forward. Not only do we genuinely care about the successes of our clients but we also support and celebrate those of each other within the team.”Becky Evison, Senior Marketing Coordinator

“StrategiQ isn’t just a place of work – it’s a life coach. We go way beyond quality of work to help each other become better people, through leadership, standards and a focus on well-being. I have achieved more in my personal life in my time at StrategiQ.”- Ashley Thrower, Creative Director

Join our team

We’re incredibly humbled, excited and motivated by the win, and we’re proud of every single member of staff in the StrategiQ family that helps keep the culture and values of StrategiQ alive every single day in everything they do. You can read the full report from Campaign Live UK here.

Do you want to be part of one of the Best Places to Work in 2021? We’re always looking for talented or ambitious people ready to take the next step in their career. Get in touch with us today or check out our careers page to see how you can be part of it all!


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