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PHAR are recruiting in Manchester!

PHAR are recruiting in Manchester!

We are looking for a Sales Executive to join our team in Manchester with the primary objective of securing meetings with top brands to sell sponsorship opportunities and other PHAR services such as sponsorship activation, consultancy and evaluation. Working closely with the Head of Partnerships and the rest of the UK team, the role will involve making contact brands via email and phone with the aim of securing meetings. We are looking for a hard-working, bright individual, a quick-learner with an interest in, and understanding of what we do. The role includes researching brands, understanding what they do and their objectives, and using the information at your disposal to best secure meetings. This is predominantly a sales job and as such requires a persistent individual.

Qualifications:

  • Sales experience is preferable
  • A university degree of 2:1 or higher is desired but not essential
  • You must have excellent presentation and writing skills

Salary:

  • Competitive basic subject to experience, plus sales commission

If you feel up to the challenge and have relevant experience in the sponsorship sector then please get in touch direct with Ian Tussie (ian.tussie@pharpartnerships.com)



PHAR hosts thank you party for clients and partners in Asia

PHAR hosts thank you party for clients and partners in Asia

It was great to see everyone who came to our rooftop party last week at the Capri Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The event was set-up to say thank you to our clients and partners in Asia for all their help over the past 3 and a half years. We look forward to continue working with you all in the future and hosting more of these events!



PHAR continues to grow

PHAR continues to grow

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We've had a lot of recent new additions to the team here at PHAR, with Henry Marks and Marcus Treacy joining our Insight Team, Monika Orolinova joining our Activation Team, Irene Corosu joining in PR and Amisha Choksi joining in Finance...... So much so that we'll soon be moving into our brand new offices on Whitehall! We're also going to be moving into our new permanent office in Manchester later this month, where Kirsty Donkersley, the first new recruit to the team in the North West, will join on 1st July as Account Director. Kirsty has over ten years' worth of experience in sponsorship, having worked brand side at McCain Foods and Aviva, and agency side at MEC and TVC Group, where she'll be joining us from.

Earlier this year PHAR announced the official launch of Multisports Saudi Arabia, PHAR's partner in Saudi Arabia. Click here to read more.



PHAR grows its Activation team with the appointment of new Account Director

International media and marketing agency PHAR Partnerships is pleased to announce Monika Orolinova as the newest member of their rapidly increasing global team. Monika joins having spent the previous 4 years at Havas Sports & Entertainment, managing a number of diverse and large scale client sponsorships including Asda’s Kwik Cricket activity, EDF Energy’s London 2012 athlete programme and Olympic Torch Relay events as well as Aeroflot’s partnership with Manchester United.  Monika will take responsibility for some of PHAR’s key activation accounts including FOREX.com, Stihl and Domikado, whilst also working alongside other areas of the agency in developing strategies for brands to maximise their investments across music and talent management.

Josh Green, Head of Activation & Consultancy UK, commented on the appointment: “Having someone with Monika’s extensive knowledge and expertise join the team will really help to develop the breadth and quality of services we can offer current and prospective clients.  I’m really looking forward to continued growth of the agency’s Activation division, with Monika playing a key role in helping to drive this momentum.”

PHAR’s Activation and Consultancy team develops and delivers brand activation platforms for sponsors, working closely with other divisions across the UK and Asia to provide best in class client servicing and consultancy.



PHAR Partnerships expands Insight division

PHAR Partnerships is pleased to announce the expansion of its Insight division with two new appointments. Marcus Treacy has joined as an Account Director, following spells as an Operations Consulting Analyst at Deloitte and more recently at G4S where he was brought in shortly before the 2012 Olympics to re-design the company’s data analysis and reporting systems.  As well as taking responsibility for specific client projects, Marcus will be closely involved in the development of a new set of sponsorship evaluation and analysis tools which PHAR Insight will shortly be launching.

Henry Marks joins as Insight Executive, moving from Generate where he worked across a number of clients including Premiership Rugby, Speedo, AXA PPP, Jewson and Sport England.  Henry will work across a range of PHAR Insight’s clients – currently covering a mix of brands, arenas, football clubs, public transport authorities and sports governing bodies.

Alastair Macdonald, Head of PHAR Insight, commented: “We have over recent months experienced a significant increase in demand for analysis of sponsorship value and advice on sponsorship strategy.  We have been very keen to respond to this not simply with more people, but to bring into the team specific expertise and genuine market knowledge.  We are absolutely delighted to have recruited Marcus and Henry, whose skills and experience will help enable us to offer genuine best-in-class products and services to our clients.”

PHAR Insight offers high-quality research and analysis into the value and effect of sponsorships, expert advice on how sponsorship programmes may be structured to achieve their potential, and strategic consultancy for both brands and rights holders.



PHAR opens new office in Manchester

PHAR opens new office in Manchester

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PHAR have this month opened a new office in Manchester, marking the latest chapter in our the exponential growth since being founded by Marcus Wight (CEO) and Nick Lockwood (MD) in 2011. The Manchester office will take us to our 9th city around the world following on from London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok Bangalore and Riyadh. PHAR Manchester will be headed up by Ian Tussie who has been with the company since its inception. Ian has, over the past 12 months, secured a number of clients in the North West, and feels now is the time to enter the market permanently in the region. “Our Manchester office will be an extension of our London HQ, delivering long-term commercial value to brand and rights holder clients. Manchester is the ideal location for our first UK office outside of London given the work we have already done in the North West including securing Phones 4U as the new title sponsor of the Manchester Arena. We have also been working with Forex.com as their activation agency for their sponsorship of Manchester City Football Club and we are also soon to announce a few new projects in the region. It’s a really exciting time for the company and we are confident that our Manchester team will grow over the next 18 months.”

Marcus Wight:

“Ian is one of the stars of PHAR and it fits with the entrepreneurial nature of the company that he is setting up our new office in Manchester. We see huge potential in creating partnerships that allow our existing international clients to grow their businesses through partnerships with brands, rights holders and talent that our Manchester office represents and vice versa with Manchester based clients wanting to do the same in Asia and the Middle East.”