Grace Blue is a
global executive
search firm

We work with the communications, media and creative industries at the most senior management levels

WE SEARCH FOR EXCEPTIONAL
TALENT ACROSS DISCIPLINES

  • Advertising
  • Direct Marketing
  • DigitalSales promotion
  • Shopper marketing
  • Broadcast
  • Integrated production
  • Distribution
  • Branding and design
  • Media
  • Industry bodies
  • PR & Marketing
  • Brand marketing
  • Finance and procurement

We also advise on the following

  • Non-executive appointments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Post-acquisition consultancy

All of us at Grace Blue
are specialists in our sectors

We’re obsessed with media and communications, committed to introducing our clients to the best possible candidates and our candidates to the best possible opportunities

Our values

We are brave

  • We challenge our clients and ask the deep and difficult questions
  • We offer bold and innovative solutions
  • We always give open and honest feedback to both client and talent

We are Collaborative

  • We share our briefs and candidates with each other, across all disciplines
  • We work hard to understand the culture of our client companies and who will or will not make a perfect fit
  • We partner with our clients and advise beyond the remit of a specific brief

We are creative

  • We understand the different and rapidly converging sections within the communications market. We're known for being at the forefront of skills transference
  • This takes lateral thinking as well as emotional intelligence
  • We follow our instincts as well as our intellect

We are committed to Brilliance

  • You can see from our client list that we work with the leading media, communications and creative companies in the world
  • We have placed more leaders in the communications industry globally than any other search firm
  • We will only ever put the very best candidate forward for the role

We care

  • About both our clients' business and the long-term careers of those we represent
  • We listen to what is not said, as well as what is being said
  • We are unfailingly responsive, we will always get back to you

We are tenacious

  • We never give up. Ever.

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A selection of our clients

  • BBC
  • Channel 4
  • BSkyB
  • Syco Entertainment
  • Pulse Films
  • Ofcom
  • OgilvyOne
  • LIDA
  • McCann
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Fallon
  • Grey
  • Karmarama
  • Mother
  • Bacardi
  • PepsiCo
  • Dyson
  • Atelier
  • AMV BBDO
  • Droga 5
  • Anomaly
  • Wunderman
  • VCCP
  • Leo Burnett
  • Mindshare
  • MediaCom
  • Aegis
  • Publicis
  • DDB
  • Crispin Porter & Bogusky
  • M&C Saatchi
  • FCB
  • Effie Worldwide

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The Boys Club of Chief Creative Officers Finally Gets Some Female Faces

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Why PR is booming

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Who’s who: The hottest exec recruiters in the agency business

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Women in Business: Claire Telling, Partner, Grace Blue

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It Can Be Done—How To Get To The Top With A Clean Conscience

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Inside the minds of agency boomerangers

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The Biggest Threats to the Agency Model

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Maintaining trust in the agility era – the Brian Williams problem

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Here’s Why Agencies Are Hiring Top Execs at Such a Blistering Pace

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Crazy Ways Top Creative Pros Landed Their Dream Jobs

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The Key Advertising Trends To Watch for in 2015

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6 things agencies might not think of when looking for a new boss

campaignlive.co.uk

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Jennifer Attias departs ELAN for executive search firm Grace Blue

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Sizing Up Your Talent Department

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Here’s How the New Breed of Agency Leaders Will Stay on Top

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Grace Blue opens new Asia-Pacific office; JWT’s Michael Maedel appointed as exec chairman

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How should shops handle succession?

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What makes for great branded content? Story-building, social conscience and authenticity.

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‘Millenials’ are here to stay, and we need them

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How A Creative CFO Will Save Advertising

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Building a Leadership Team

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MDC’s KBS expands into London with Albion stake

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M&A is when leadership matters most

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5 Tips for Seasoned Employees on Making the Jump to the C-Suite

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How to survive your first 100 days on the board

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Executive Search Firm Grace Blue Launches Liberty Blue

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Why you just might need a ‘wizard of light bulb moments’ one of these days

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My Media Week: Sarah Skinner

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Here’s One Thing Young Advertising Creatives Should Be Doing To Get Ahead

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Top Takeaways From Cannes Lions 2014

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Welcome to Cannes: Where Everybody Steals Everyone Else’s Talent

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MT EXPERT: Here’s What You Should Know Before You’re Interviewed For A CEO Job

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A successful career and work-life balance? Probably not

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Why great ad industry leaders don’t need to be advertising people

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Do agencies have unrealistic expectations of their leaders?

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Why the creative industries still offer the most inspiring environment for women leaders

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Grace Blue promotes Sarah Skinner to MD

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Is there a shortage of high-level U.S. talent?

Adweek

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Does Size Matter in the Talent War?

Adweek

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U.K. Headhunter Enters Crowded U.S. Market

Adweek

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British Agencies See Opportunity in the Americas

New York Times
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