Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Communications Agency
  • Year established:
    1998
  • Website:
    http://wklondon.com/
  • Contact
    • 16 Hanbury Street, London, London, E1 6QR

About Wieden and Kennedy UK Ltd

Wieden and Kennedy are a London advertising agency run by Chief Executive Officer Neil Christie. They create strong and provocative relationships between companies and their customers.

The agency’s work builds cultural influence and value for some of the world’s biggest brands and some ambitious challengers. In a recent survey among 1,850 CMOs, Wieden and Kennedy emerged as their favourite ad agency, voted best all round by 68% of respondents.

The proof of the pudding is the Google leaderboard for most popular ads on YouTube, where the agency’s track record is unparalleled. In 2015, they were ranked number one, with eight of the world’s ten most watched ads that year.

The secret is in the company ethos. They’re pretty much the world’s only privately owned agency network, meaning they don’t answer to a holding company or shareholders, or have internal hierarchies, power struggles, mergers or acquisitions. This allows them to focus on their clients and attract the world’s best talent.


What is it like to work for Wieden and Kennedy UK Ltd

My Manager
My Manager
Creatives get coached by an external executive. One-to-one follow-up sessions ensure learning is embedded. Creative directors have fortnightly mentoring sessions. Planning directors, group account directors and senior management get 360 appraisals and individual sessions with both the MD and a different executive coach.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Each year, the agency choose an inspiring topic. Last year, it was risk taking. Expert speakers bring the theme to life in their own inimitable way. They’ve included Andrew Diprose from Wired Magazine, Dev Karaca from Kyra TV and Vicky Featherstone from the Royal Court Theatre.
My Company
My Company
Core principles include ‘embracing failure’, ‘move me, dude’, ‘independence is everything’, ‘fail harder’ and ‘don't say it, be it’. The agency aims to be the world’s most creatively admired business. The values and principles are everywhere. Some employees even have a Wieden and Kennedy tattoo.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme to all or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Staff:

    175

  • Average Age:

    33

  • Male : Female:

    56% / 44%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    70%

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