experienced people
asking smart questions

About US

Experienced People Asking Smart Questions.
New Business Development

We love to do the thing our clients hate doing most and do it better than they ever imagined possible.

Our role is to unearth opportunities for our clients within the companies they want to work with and get them in front of the decision maker for their service .

The Manifest team are rightly recognised as the crème de la crème of agency new business lead generation and will tell your story with passion, eloquence and conviction

Our techniques are channel agnostic, disruptive and engaging. Our results astounding.

Our clients expect, and our team delivers, 100%.

  • Experienced

    The average tenure of an account director at Manifest is five years and several have been here more than ten.

  • Knowledgeable

    A pre-requisite for a job at Manifest is a background in either an agency or client side marketing department.

  • persuasive

    The power of persuasion. The dark art of making another see things your way through the use of language.

  • Passionate

    You are passionate about your agency; we get it and you can be sure we will be as passionate as you are.

Our focus

We specialise in helping companies within the creative and marketing services industry win more new clients by arranging new business meetings for them with the decision makers for their service within the companies they want to work with.

The first stage is to identify and define the agency proposition; what is it that you actually do? Why do your clients love working with you? And crucially, why should a prospective new client give up an hour of their precious time to meet you.


Once the proposition has been agreed the next stage in the process is the planning of the campaign. Who do you want to meet with? What content do you have and how can we integrate with your inbound strategy so we work seamlessly.


Whitelabeled as a member of your team, we will utilise channel agnostic, disruptive and engaging one-to-one communication to get your message noticed by your prospective new clients and arrange for you to meet them when appropriate.


Your contact at Manifest will keep you fully informed of progress at all times. You will be provided with a monthly report of all contacts that have been made with a précis of the exchanges, meetings arranged and attended plus stats.

Brands our clients have recently won through our campaigning.


We're Hiring!

Working at Manifest is fun, challenging and rewarding

Account Director – £45k OTE


At least two years working in either a marketing communications agency or in a client side marketing department plus at least five years sales experience.

The role of an Account Director at Manifest is to act as a white labeled new business resource for our clients, all of whom are marketing communications agencies. Specifically the single most important task of the position is to contact senior marketing decision makers and arrange a meeting between them and your client. We expect our ADs to be able to arrange at least one qualified meeting per day, which is not easy; that is why we only take on the most extraordinarily talented and hard working individuals.

We offer a substantial basic salary dependent upon experience, which when coupled with our bonus scheme, provides the quality of people we are looking for the opportunity to earn £45k per year or more. You will need to demonstrate experience of working in an agency or client side marketing team, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and be a dedicated team player.

The Working Environment

Manifest is based in Kennington Park which is a one minute walk from Oval tube station and ten minutes walk or a five minute bus ride from Vauxhall tube and overground stations. Such connections mean we are less than ten minutes from the centre of London whilst at the same time a comfortable commute from most places in London and the surrounding counties.

On site we have a cafe, bar, gym, showers, safe cycle storage and plenty of parking. Just offsite there are public tennis courts that we make use of on lovely summer days. It is not uncommon to find the team at The Oval watching 20/20 cricket after work with a few cold beers on a balmy summer evening. Our office is a light and airy loft style studio with air conditioning, west facing windows and plenty of meeting rooms and break out areas.

We believe that a happy team is a productive team and our flat management structure means that every voice is given an equal listening to. Our team are all self-motivated go getters with a strong work ethic and a passion for both sales and marketing.

In the first instance please send your CV together with a short covering note telling us something interesting about yourself to CAREERS


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