Insights Manager

Data, Analytics & Insight
London, England


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About EssenceMediacom

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers helps our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.  

EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world.  


*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at EssenceMediacom*


Insights Manager - Global Insights Team 

Location: London, UK 

Company: EssenceMediacom 

Department: Global Insights 

Reports to: Global Insights Director 


About Learn X: Learn X extracts large amounts of data via the world’s most robust connections to media ecosystems such as Meta, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, etc., and feeds a creative scoring process, which allows us to see in real-time which ads conform to platform best practices and which do not as well as in-flight analytics feature which allows us to spot trends in the data. This data will also be fed into an advanced AI modelling program which will in turn help to feed the future of scoring customised to each brand and market.


Job Purpose: As a Research Manager, you will lead the operational success of our new global hub of excellence, driving the use of Learn X globally. This tool is critical for dissecting and understanding the creative components that contribute to the success of advertising campaigns for one of our chief global clients.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation and integration of the AI tool within wider global insights frameworks and products. 
  • Act as an overall ambassador for the Lean X workstream, supporting socialisation and adoption globally.  
  • Manage a team of research executives to deliver high-quality insights on advertising creative performance as a centralised global hub of subject matter experts.
  • Design and execute comprehensive studies leveraging the tool to evaluate creative effectiveness quantitatively and drive creative excellence.  
  • Synthesize complex data into strategic insights and actionable recommendations for clients. 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, providing expert guidance. 
  • Contribute to the integration of Learn X into wider global insights priorities and initiatives. 
  • Support and act as an ambassador for Learn X capabilities being applied beyond TCCC for the wider WPP agencies.  


Soft skills:

  • Leadership: Guide and inspire a team of research executives, fostering a culture of excellence. 
  • Strategic Thinking: Translate complex data into clear, actionable insights for client strategies. 
  • Stakeholder Management: Cultivate robust relationships with clients and internal teams, providing expert advice and support. 
  • Communication: Articulate insights and recommendations effectively to diverse audiences. 
  • Innovation: Champion the adoption of new tools and methodologies within the insights practice. 
  • Project Management: Prioritize and manage multiple initiatives with precision and accountability. 
  • Team Development: Mentor and develop talent within the global insights team. 
  • Adaptability: Navigate and lead through change in a fast-paced, evolving industry. 
  • Collaboration: Work seamlessly with cross-functional teams to integrate insights into broader business objectives. 
  • Cultural Awareness: Work respectfully and effectively in a diverse global team.



Bachelors degree (in Statistics, Psychology, or a related field preferred) 

4+ years of experience in a quantitative market research agency with a focus on creative evaluation. 

Demonstrated leadership in managing research projects and teams. 

In-depth knowledge of AI applications in market research and creative analysis. 

Exceptional analytical, communication, and project management skills. 


What we can offer you:


  • Company pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days holiday (increases with length of service)
  • Life assurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • WPP share options scheme.
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Free eyecare vouchers and money off glasses
  • Extensive training and development
  • Corporate gym memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Interest-free travel loan
  • Free breakfast (cereal and fruit)
  • Smart shopper (online discount on a variety of products)


Sounds good? We’d love to hear from you!


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