Author Archives: Mark Hall-Smith

Ivan Cunningham JP

Mark is another recruiter that needs to be congratulated and recommended as a diligent person who discusses your options with you and if needed assists you through the recruitment process. I have had the pleasure of utilising Mark on two occasions and would recommend him to any employer and candidate.”

Ivan Cunningham JP
Business Consultant

Jessica Hunter

I highly recommend Blade Recruitment to any person looking for a recruiter to assist in making their next career move in the media industry a seamless, easy and speedy process. Mark took the time to get to know me providing a consultative approach to ensure that the roles he recommended were 100% in line with my needs. I valued Mark’s honesty and straight forwardness and look forward to working with him in the future”

Jessica Hunter
Cartology – Head of Brand & Agency Partnerships

Natasha Henderson

The level of service provided by Mark really is the benchmark that recruiters should be working towards. Mark truly is professional, personable and an extremely knowledgeable consultant enabling him to get the best out of individuals with whom he deals. He has a strong understanding of the media market and is dedicated to candidate care. He understands the importance of developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and candidates alike. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark at Blade Recruitment to businesses seeking a consultant and to any candidate wanting not just another job, but career advice and support”

Natasha Henderson
VP – Unified (ex-News Corp)

Paul Kent

Mark and the team at Blade have assisted me in recruiting for over 10 years in a number of different organisations including InMobi, Fairfax Media and APN Publishing. Having worked in the media industry himself, Mark has a quick grasp on the requirements for different roles and tailors his response and recommendations accordingly. Not only does Mark understand recruitment briefs and the needs of the hiring organisation but he has a genuine affinity for his candidates which he demonstrates in his tireless work on their behalf. Apart from the fact that he is a Manchester United fan, he is a great guy to deal with!”

Paul Kent – Commercial Director
Amazon Media 

Benn Sykes

I would highly recommend Mark to any potential Media job-seekers or any companies within the Media landscape on the lookout for candidates. Mark’s understanding and knowledge of the industry  was second to none.”

Benn Sykes – – Commercial Director
(ex-Car Advice & Daily Mail)

Kristy Farr

I have used Mark more than once and find his approach refreshing and honest in a relatively cluttered area. Not only does he take time to gain a true understanding of your needs, he also talks you through the recruitment process and provides thorough feedback. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Blade Recruitment.”

Kristy Farr – Sales Manager
Nine Media

Bill Edwards

Media-V have been operating in the Australian Out of Home market for 10 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