The Secret of Moving In-House

Much like Beatrix Kiddo I was reaching the end of my list. Almost all of my questions had been answered but I was by no means finished.

Mystery Swirl

The advice I received from this person who I will call Kate, was so candid and honest that we’ve had to mask their identity. Kate is a PPC guru and a fountain of information from which I aimed to find out what the best way is to secure a move in-house, which skills are valued more highly and why you would move back to an agency.

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What’s Driving Bentley?

“We can go to this one which is grotty but you can get a table, or we can risk it and go for the fancy one that’s always full,” said Darren.

“Fancy,” I blurted without hesitation.

So we went to the fancy place for coffee, I love fancy coffee.

Objective one achieved. I had secured a spot in the fancy coffee place sitting across from Darren Bentley. Darren works for MoneySupermarket and has been fundamental in the building of one of the best in-house digital teams in the UK. I was keen to know why he moved, whether he values agency skills over in-house skills and his tips for staying at the cutting edge.

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I’m Loving Angel’s Instead

Some of you may remember Dave Angel: Eco Warrior, the classic Fast Show character who fought the injustices of the general non-eco-ness of things. Well let me introduce you to another evangelical crusader, Richard Angel: Digital Warrior.

Richard Angel

Having done his time in agencies, Richard decided go it alone and is now a freelance digital consultant, working on projects at in-house companies across a range of different verticals. This gives Richard a fairly unique vantage point and an unequivocal viewpoint. I was here to take advantage of this and discover the truth about in-house working culture, career progression, and job satisfaction.

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