Headhunters | Talent Scouts | Career Advisors

Strategy Book was founded by Sally Neilson, a highly experienced headhunter for best in class planning and strategy talent across creative agencies and consultancies.

With an exclusive focus on strategy talent from entry level to C-suite, Strategy Book is the definitive, go-to talent partner for exceptional strategists at any level, any specialism.

We work with a broad span of creative businesses, from the titans to startups, across advertising, digital, social & content agencies, brand consultancies, innovation studios and in-house teams.

Drawing on over 20 years of agency relationships, including 15 years working in high profile London agencies directly, we bring a nuanced understanding of the creative and strategy landscape and the people that thrive there. Our proven headhunting record attests to this.

We’re also proud to work in partnership with a number of organisations for under-represented talent to ensure a fair, open range of diverse candidates.

Active member of the APG and proud sponsor of the 2021 APG Creative Strategy Award for Best Written Paper.

Clients

Clients

THE DIFFERENCE — CLIENTS

Looking to hire?

Strategy Book will bring you the talent you didn’t know existed as well as access to the best and brightest stars in the industry.

With a depth and breadth of relationships with exceptional strategists at every level, we’ll introduce you to best in class talent, not just best in market. Every introduction is carefully screened and filtered to ensure a handpicked shortlist, all known to us personally.

Permanent placements
Freelance and contract
Entry level talent
Senior appointments
Exclusive and retained search
Contingency search

We also offer a tailored service for in house talent teams.

Fifteen years of account handling training is baked into the way we do things. This means comprehensive briefings, regular updates, and excellent communication – no big black holes, ever. No conversation is too difficult, all feedback is handled with discretion and respect.

What you can expect from:

What you can expect from:

What you can expect from me:

Introductions to the very best talent in the industry. Not just the talent you know, but the talent you don’t. A responsive, flexible, insightful answer to your brief. Personal service and thorough updates. Energy to keep up momentum, and patience when needed. Quality, not quantity. Which also means no unsolicited CVs – ever.

What I expect from you:

Access to decision makers, fair and prompt feedback, open-mindness, transparency.

Whether you’re actively looking for a specific new hire or want a more general chat about futureproofing your talent pool, get in touch for a chat here.

Candidates

Candidates

THE DIFFERENCE — CANDIDATES

Strategy Book is a business built on relationships.

From entry level to C-suite, the first step is an in-depth chat in person or via technology, to discuss your career to date, ambitions for the future, and to get know you as a person.

What you can expect from:

What you can expect from:

What you can expect from me:

I’ll listen, ask questions, reflect and listen some more. I’ll be your champion, your agent. I’ll take the time to suggest roles or introductions that are the right fit for you, and while you may be challenged, you’ll never be pushed into something that’s not right. Every conversation is thoughtful, purposeful, no hard sell. With empathy, rapport. And I’ll keep you informed at every stage of the process.

What I expect from you:

Honesty, engagement and an openness to feedback. To be an upstanding member of the industry with a strong track record and access to referees if required. Or for those breaking into the industry – creative spark, ambition and energy.

Whether you’re actively looking for a new opportunity or want to get on the radar for the longer term, get in touch for a chat here.

What I expect from you:

Honesty, engagement and an openness to feedback. To be an upstanding member of the industry with a strong track record and access to referees if required. Or for those breaking into the industry – creative spark, ambition and energy.

Whether you’re actively looking for a new opportunity or want to get on the radar for the longer term, get in touch for a chat here.

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