Digital Marketing Apprentice – Programmatic

Vacancy Details

  • Manning Gottlieb OMD

  • London

Digital Marketing

Company background

Founded in 1990 as Manning Gottlieb Media, we were bought by Omnicom in 1998 becoming Manning Gottlieb OMD, joining Omnicom Media Group’s leading media network, OMD.
Thanks to our creative and effective work, our awards success is unparalleled and we are the most awarded agency in the history of the IPA Effectiveness Awards. We are proud to say that we were the most awarded agency in 2018, with nine Media Week Awards. We were also incredibly proud to have won two Golds and a Silver at the UK Effie Awards. Manning Gottlieb OMD was named one of the Best Places to Work in 2019 and 2020 by Campaign, Campaign’s Agency of the Year in 2019 and in 2020 went on to be named Campaign’s Global Media Agency of the Year.

Since hitting our milestone 30th birthday in 2020, it was only right to continue of transformation and rebrand as MG OMD. Media creativity is at the heart of MG OMD’s DNA. We are an agency born out of an overarching ambition to be recognised for producing great media work and to think as differently as possible about media. Above all else, we live by the ambition that creativity drives effectiveness and our body of work over the years reflects this. We have a team of 450+ people who are driven by our overarching ambition to be the most progressive media agency in the UK, working across an enviable client base, including the John Lewis Partnership, HM Government, Specsavers, Virgin Media, Estée Lauder Companies, Nissan and Pladis.

We believe that, in our industry, it is ultimately people who make the difference. It is our people who create the ideas. It is our people who deliver the media communications solutions and who go that step further to make a difference for our clients. So, true to our ethos, we work hard at creating a spirit and atmosphere that inspires our people to be considerate, honest and professional whilst also being stimulating, imaginative and inspirational. We want people who are great to work with, fun to be with and totally committed.



The Programmatic Team at Manning Gottlieb OMD are looking for a Programmatic Apprentice to join the 30 strong team of display (including both Programmatic & Direct IO routes to market) specialists that work across a varied roster of clients including Government, Specsavers, John Lewis & Partners, Apple, Renault and Virgin Media.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, talented team and will have the chance to learn, grow and develop from the outset.

The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and analytical skills from either work experience or study backgrounds and report into a Programmatic and Display Manager to focus on four key areas (data-lead planning, display activation, campaign optimisation and reporting) to develop best-in-class strategies and campaigns.

Key responsibilities

  • Basic understanding of the display advertising landscape, programmatic ecosystem, buying mechanics and content verification dynamics.
  • Basic understanding of OMG product and service suite whilst ensuring that these are pushed at every opportunity with support from Planner Buyer/Activation Manager
  • Basic understating of digital reporting planning tools effectively (e.g. DSP, Ad Server, Content Verification Platforms, Analytics Packages etc.) to both programmatic and direct IO display activation
  • Translation of planning briefs into media plan responses across at least 1 DSP
  • Timely and accurate booking and reconciliations on agency finance system
  • End to end campaign activation including planning, implementation, and reporting across both programmatic and direct IO routes to market dependant on client KPIs
  • Optimisation of delivery and performance against campaign objectives using different data sources (DSP, Ad Server etc.)

Responsibilities and skills

  • Good attention to detail
  • Natural curiosity and desire to learn
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Enjoy working with data sets to identify trends

At OMG, UK we have an underlying belief that our agencies and specialist services should reflect the society in which we live. Be that Age, Disability, Education, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender identity,
National Origin, Religion or Sexual Orientation. Simply, we believe that Inclusion and Diversity makes for a more stimulating and inspiring working environment, where people are treated with respect and can be comfortable being themselves. Embracing these different approaches and thinking helps deliver tangible and positive results for us and our clients’ businesses. 

Location – London SE1 0SW