Author Archives: Mark Hall-Smith

How Do You get Into the Digital Media Sales Market ?

How do you Best Increase Your Chances of Making the Transition from Non-Digital to Digital Media Jobs  ?

The other week I had some very interesting feedback from a Digital sector hiring manager (who is a client of mine) , relating to a very impressive media sales professional who is looking to move from a non-digital (or “old media” sector if you must), to a “pure” digital media sales role. Continue reading

Stop Apologising For The Recruitment Industry

Recently there has been an article on that draws on the views (allegedly at least) of an anonymous ex-recruiter. Assuming his suggested biography was even real, he seems to have worked for 3 different recruitment agencies in a fairly short period of time and clearly failed to be successful at any of them. Fair enough, abject failure can happen to the best of us  Continue reading

Bill Edwards, Media-V

Media-V have been operating in the Australian Out of Home market for 17 years. Over these years Blade Recruitment has been at the forefront in staff recruitment. They have always been the first port of call for Media-V when looking for people. We have found them to be extremely diligent at finding the right person to fit the right role. They understand our culture and have always adapted their candidates to fit this, at all levels. Media-V would find it hard to use another company outside of Blade when looking for sales staff in Australia. Well done Mark Hall-Smith to you and your team.

Bill Edwards – Managing Director

Tammy Lim

“Blade Recruitment are a specialised agency dealing with the media industry. Over the years, Blade has always been very proactive in their approach to introducing candidates. . . . Mark has a great understanding of not only my business needs, but of my team culture, which is very important when hiring new staff. With this in mind, Mark always presents candidates who are on brief, great potential brand ambassadors and worthy of consideration.”

Tammy Lim
Sales Consultant – JC Decaux