Campaign best places to work 2022

For the fourth year running we have made it onto Campaign’s Best Places to Work golden list and despite growing our numbers by 41% in the past year, we have beaten our 2021 placing and have ranked as 31 in the industry and lucky 13th ‘small’ media company!

We asked our MD and a recent Harbour Collective intern to share their views on why MI is indeed, a great place to work….

Richard Slater, MD

It’s great to see that we’re featuring again in Campaign’s Best Places to Work awards. We have strived over the last year to maintain a positive working culture despite all the challenges that have been thrown our way. We will always put a high value on investing in our people to ensure that they feel part of an inclusive, positive, and motivating workplace. We genuinely care about keeping this at our core as we grow, so work never stops on this front; we have just introduced new initiatives around mental health and are about to move to a new office. Hopefully, our continued focus on keeping MI as place where people really enjoy coming to work, will keep us in this list for years to come!

Saul Wickremasinghe, Harbour Collective Intern

On day one, I arrived unsure of what to expect. My newly acquired Humanities degree did not appear overly related to the data-driven media solutions MI is so successful at delivering! However, quickly my reservations were dispelled. It was made clear that a role within the Planning team would suit my skills and interests. My capacity to work creatively and think laterally was encouraged from the outset, and upon arrival, the whole team was extremely welcoming.

I spent most of my internship working under Andy Brander, the Planning Director. Andy was always keen to educate me in the world of media planning and advertising more generally. I learned a lot in a short time.

My placement culminated in the ‘MI Media Planning Course‘. Two teams were given a live client brief and then asked to create a media plan from scratch. Given I had only been at the company a few months, this was a daunting challenge. However, senior management (and my team’s mentor Simon) were generous with their time and eager to provide advice and teaching throughout.

I leave MI Media, having learnt and laughed a lot!

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