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If you like the look of what we do, maybe you’d like to do it with us?

Work at Contagious

A career with us is fast-paced, exciting and full of opportunities to grow and develop. 

Who we are 

Contagious is a creative and strategic intelligence firm that helps agencies and brands supercharge their marketing by learning from the world's most creative and effective companies and campaigns. Through its IQ intelligence platform, consulting services, training and events, Contagious inspires and enables marketers to deliver brave, effective and contagious creativity. 

Contagious is part of Ascential plc. Ascential takes the world’s leading brands to the heart of what’s next for their industries. We do this through our events, intelligence products and advisory services. Our 700 people serve a global customer base from more than 100 countries in the large and growing Marketing and Financial Technology sectors. Ascential plc is listed on London Stock Exchange.

What our staff say

The Contagious team is made up of people from strategy, planning, research, account handling and journalism backgrounds. 

“Working here is like getting a PhD in advertising”

‘I used to work as a planner at an agency but I’ve learned more about what makes a great campaign from my time at Contagious.'

“I feel like I jumped up the career ladder”

‘I was working mid-level at agencies on the account side (with some strategy experience). Now I’m advising the most senior marketers at the biggest brands in the world’

“The access to knowledge is insane”

‘I’ve interviewed tech CEOs, Nobel Prize winners, Harvard professors, adland legends and the people behind the greatest campaigns of the last decade.'

Our culture 


We strive for the highest standards in everything we do. But that’s not just for our customers. We want working for Ascential to be the best career move you’ve ever made. So no matter which team you’re in, or where you’re working from, we’ll put you at the heart of our company culture. Come make magic happen with us. Discover Ascential here.


We are a people-powered company, and we’re committed to supporting each and every one of our people. We publish an annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report that sets out our goals, commitments and progress so far. We invest in Employee groups, empowering them to run educational events, support charities that they’re passionate about, and share experiences with colleagues. These groups include Able to Thrive, Ascential Pride, Black in Business and Empower Women's Network. And our inclusive recruitment practices and early talent programmes help us to bring curious, passionate people from every walk of life into our team.


We’re committed to ensuring that the impact of our business on our environment - and the communities we operate in - is a positive one. That means making sure that each event we run is the most sustainable it’s ever been. We also default all of our pension plans to ESG options, so that our people’s savings are invested in ways that help rather than hinder our planet. 


Helping people to connect and drive progress isn’t a business-only goal. We know that the world is a better place when we all lead with heart, supporting charitable causes that make a difference. We provide opportunities to give back through Volunteer Days, our Employee Groups and our charity partner, The Prince’s Trust.


We value output, not hours. Most of our roles ask for 1-2 days a week in your nearest office. But if that’s not possible for you, let’s talk. Flexible work conversations are actively encouraged here, and always will be.

Only you know what’s most important to you. That’s why we offer benefits packages that you can tailor to your needs. Our core benefits are region-specific, with optional components tailored to your lifestyle.

Our values 


We make magic happen for our customers and our teams. We partner with the biggest brands in the world, bringing them together through industry-defining events, digital products and advisory. Because we truly believe in the power of connection.


It’s a vision shared by our people across the globe. How do we bring it to life? Through values that we believe passionately in and actions that guide exactly how we work.


You can find out more about our values of Creativity, Fairness, Empowerment and Focus here.

Get in touch 


If we inspire you, why not join and inspire us? Find out more on what our People say and take a look at our vacancies on our Ascential careers website.

If you are interested in any of our vacancies or if you have any questions you can reach our Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected]