The Sky’s the Limit for Incubeta’s New Office

We’re excited to announce that Incubeta have moved to a new home in Old Street.

NMPi, Joystick and DQ&A have moved into the 16th floor of the Bower, marking the first time Incubeta UK can all be found under one roof. 

On Tuesday, CEO of Incubeta UK and US, Luke Judge welcomed staff to the brand new office, expressing his pride and excitement in the “15 years, 250 staff, and the history of the business [that] has brought us here.”

James Sleaford, MD of DQ&A UK & IE is equally enthusiastic about the move. “We have been on such an exhilarating journey since launching in the UK two years ago. This new space is the physical representation of the hard work that we have put in; I can’t wait to see what we can achieve next”.

Media, Data and Creative all under one roof.

The custom built space features 360° panoramic views of London’s iconic skyline, and is a perfect match for the size and identity of Incubeta UK today, and where it is going. The office also boasts the latest video collaboration technology, 120 person auditorium, as well as a library, and creative breakout spaces. Old Street is known as the ‘cultural crossroad’ of London, suiting our vision and placing us in the prime location for partnership visits and events. 

We look forward to welcoming our clients and partners in to take a look over the coming months, and have a dedicated client and partner collaboration and hot-desking space, to help provide an office-from-office facility.

Company Values in the Custom Built office space.

If you want to see more from Incubeta, Register Here to sign up to our upcoming September Seminar, Incubeta Ignite: A Decade in Focus. Held at Google Kings Cross on the 26th September 2019. 

 

You can find us here:

NMPi/Incubeta

16th Floor

207 Old Street

London 

EC1V 9NR

 

A Day in the Life: Shalaka Darshane

We let one of our Partnerships Executives – Shalaka Darshane – loose with our Instagram account and asked her to give us a look a what a Day in the Life looks like for her. She was more than happy to oblige.  

9.00 The life of a salesperson involves lots of plate spinning: handling enquiries, planning pitches and taking calls, as well as plenty of out of office time meeting clients and networking. It can mean the days get quite busy! Today, I was heading over to a Webgains event in the afternoon (more on that later), so I needed to fit in as much as I could with only half a day in the office. Since NMPi works with clients across the world, my inbox mysteriously doubles in size overnight, but taking care of emails was made much easier by our charity bake sale for MSF (Doctors Without Borders). I started my day in the right way with a cup of tea accompanied by a brownie, and a cookie, and a slice of cake…

10.00 You can fit the day-to-day work of a salesperson into three boxes: prospecting, pitching and on-boarding. This morning, I was focused on the latter.   On-boarding is all about getting fully prepared for a new launch, so I had an internal handover meeting with the Display team to brief them on our new client and make sure everyone is confident in a successful launch.

12.00 A little break to respond to more emails then followed by a weekly catch up with my line manager. Everyone has a lot of support within their teams, and since the Sales team works on some pretty lengthy processes, it’s really important that we know where we are with all of our prospects and clients.

13.00 Lunchtime! Carrying on our fundraising efforts from MSF, we had a pub quiz over lunch. Since it was such a busy day, I was whisked away off-site before I could show off my trivia knowledge.

Time for our fundraising quiz! #dayinthelife

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13.30 Half the day over already. My colleague and I left the office for an afternoon of speed-networking with Webgains, an affiliate network we work with closely. Part of our role is to build relationships with key contacts so there were lots of friendly, familiar faces when we arrived. The event was hosted at The Fable restaurant in Farringdon and we received a goodie bag on entry – perks of the sales life.

The event starts with an ice-breaker quiz and, determined after missing our lunchtime quiz, I managed to win! First prize? A Lindt Easter egg. It tasted of success.

If you’ve ever been to a speed-networking event before, you’ll know that efficiency is key. It’s an effective and productive way of prospecting for new leads and business opportunities. We had 7 minutes with each client: we asked about their brand, ran through our services and got a sense of whether there is an opportunity to partner. With a short break for canapes in between, we’d perfected our pitch by the end of the day, but we were also tired from all the talking! It’s time for a few networking drinks then home time.

If this sounds like a dream day for you, we’re hiring for a Senior Business Development Manager! Apply here.

A Day in the Life: Andy Warby

Two weeks ago, we let one of our Account Managers – Andy Warby – loose with our Instagram account and asked him to give us a look a what a Day in the Life looks like for him. He was more than happy to oblige.  

9:00 Off the train at Waterloo for a quick cycle over to Google’s Central St Giles offices for a roundtable on Local Inventory Ads. These are hugely important for our omnichannel retailers, helping digital to influence in-store sales. Roundtables are an opportunity for representatives from agencies, like me, to meet with the product managers and specialists at Google. It allows us to feed back our experiences using Google’s products – both positive and negative – and also hear about what’s coming up in the pipeline. It’s all top secret stuff under NDA, so I can’t say any more! There’s so much to talk about that the meeting overruns and we end up in Google’s (very fancy) canteen talking through some recent changes that we want to learn more about.


11:15 Back at the office to catch up on yesterday’s performance and the morning’s emails. The team have already done their checks and optimisation, and I’ve had the final draft of a case study we’re working on with DoubleClick come through. All we need is approval from the client for it to be published so I fire off a quick note to our main contact. I check in on a few tests that we’ve got running and things are running sweetly.

12:00 Two back-to-back meetings with the team running through presentations for upcoming client meetings, one this afternoon and one tomorrow. Good preparation means meetings are easy – making sure everyone is confident in what they’re presenting and pre-empting any questions that we’d expect to be asked.

13:00 Every quarter, people from across the business get together for a blog writing lunch. This means we talk through recent and upcoming client tests, strategies and success stories to determine some of the content we’ll push out into the wider world through blogs and case studies. We also get pizza, which greatly assists the creative process.

14:00 After lunch we’ve got a training session with one of our external technology providers, in this instance a company who help our clients protect the usage of their trademarked terms in ad copy. Paid Search is always getting more and more competitive and using third-party verification helps our clients to make sure that they’re not being misrepresented – there are a lot of cheeky agencies out there that’ll employ some underhand tricks to try and get an advantage. With a market monitoring tool, we can quickly identify any rogue behaviour and flag it to Google.

15:00 I’ve got a fashion client in this afternoon for their monthly review meeting. As it’s the end of their financial year we’re also looking back at 2017 as a whole – not to brag but we increased their revenue by 41% vs 2016 so this all goes down quite well. With January taken up by clearance sales, we’ve adopted a slightly different strategy to try and increase basket value from customers. The initial results are promising so we’ll re-test the approach in their next sale.

17:00 We wrap up the meeting with a quick pint or two at the New Rose Inn – where’s the fun in success if you can’t celebrate it! Spending time with clients outside of the boardroom is an undervalued aspect of the agency/client relationship in my opinion – it’s good to take things to an informal setting and connect as people. Sadly it’s our last day working with one of the client’s team so we toast her future success and say our farewells.