Since launching in 2010, M&C Saatchi PR has enjoyed double-digit growth each year. In the U.S., it achieved 30 percent growth in 2015, and at only the midpoint of 2016, it had already beat its annual projections for business development with the addition of seven new clients, including ultra-luxury automotive brand Bentley and snack food brand HIPPEAS (Green Park Brands).
The organization's growth leads directly to growth and development opportunities for its staff. For employees, the agency has a formal 360 degree review program that offers each staff member with a clear development path to ensure they reach the next level. The agency is agile in its approach to talent and promotes based on merit rather than time served in a particular position. Team members can be—and frequently are—awarded promotions outside of their formal “review period.” In 2015, about one third of the agency workforce received a promotion.
In addition to “standard” benefits, the agency also offers: a bonus day off for each staffer’s birthday, an annual “passion day” for employees to take off to explore a personal passion, weekly team breakfasts, monthly “passion lunches” (in which the entire staff gathers to discuss how best to translate personal passions into agency operations and the client interactions), “creative field trips” (wherein staff is brought off-site for a day to get inspired and spark creativity), a fully-stocked office bar and regular team happy hours.