The Fifth agency is growing and going Stateside

And the creative agency is recruiting for a whole host of new and exciting roles

By Esra Gurkan

Friday, 8th of April 2022

It’s an exciting time for The Fifth! We’re hiring for a whole bunch of new roles here at the agency, both in London and… LOS ANGELES! That’s right. We’re going Stateside.

We are rapidly expanding our dynamic team, both here and in the US, and we are looking for some amazing new recruits to join us on the journey.

Three years since launch, the agency has seen rapid growth from its creative-led influencer marketing proposition and we’ve been lucky enough to work with brands including Disney, YouTube and Square. 

Building on this growth, we are now receiving a new round of investment from News UK to fund further expansion for domestic and international growth.

To manage this growth, The Fifth is restructuring its management team and we’re delighted to announce a series of key internal promotions:

Oliver Lewis, currently founder and MD, will become CEO and will lead the business across all markets and will be focussed on expansion into the US as well as the evolution of revenue streams within the booming creator economy.

Director of Operations and Marketing Jess Markwood will become COO to deliver the company’s strategic vision and 3 year growth plan, whilst helping shape a successful, diverse and rewarding culture for the agency.

Sam Coleman, currently Commercial Director, will become The Fifth’s Managing Director EMEA. Sam will lead the Fifth Agency in the UK and client services growth across the EMEA region.

All three will be supported by an expanded SLT including Katie Wallwork who continues to lead the award winning Fifth Talent business and Creative Director Candice Green.

Hayley Harrison, currently PA to Oliver Lewis and Campaign Manager, will also become EA to Oliver Lewis and PA to both Sam Coleman and Jess Markwood.

Olly Lewis, CEO of The Fifth, said: “Over the last 12 months we have continued to grow the business in line with our clients needs but we plan to double the size of the agency over the next six months. 

“As a result, it’s vital that our management team is structured to cater for that level of growth.  With fresh backing from News UK we’re in a position to turbocharge our expansion both domestically and internationally. 

“We’ve seen a fundamental shift in influencer marketing in the last couple of years as the industry matures and takes its place as an established part of the marketing mix. 

“Our mission to both professionalise and lead this space into the creative realm where we feel it belongs has positioned us well with major brands who are now investing significantly.  They want a trusted, transparent and forward thinking agency partner to support their influencer strategy and that’s what The Fifth delivers.”

To help take us to the next level, we’re hiring for a number of roles both here and in the US. 

We’re looking for talented, diverse and passionate people to join our vibrant team and help elevate the creative output of the agency. 

If you think that’s you, then find out more and apply here.