THE FIRM

Water & Wall Group was founded on its principals’ convictions that the communications professional’s role must evolve if clients’ business success is the measure by which our own accomplishments are judged.

We approach communications programming in the manner of a bygone era when business relationships were long term, work was artisan-like, and commitment to success had everything to do with driving clients’ top line growth.

Iconoclasts? Perhaps.
Thinkers? Undeniably.
Passionate? Indisputably.

We’re hands-on. We believe thought precedes tactics. And, we’re client-focused to a fault.

With this operating philosophy we merge today’s advances in communications, providing a best-of-both-worlds paradigm that accrues to the benefit of our clients.

We avoid one-size-fits-all programming. We respect generalist communications firms, but that’s not our model. Our partners are your account executives. And we don’t believe that exceptional results are a function of an hourly billing mindset.

WHAT WE DO

We know what we know. More importantly, we know what we don’t know.

We’re purists. Our focus is the world of financial and corporate communications.

We’ve helped innumerable financial entities build their brands, articulate investment intelligencia, ironclad their reputations, navigate crises, and drive asset flows.

Our roster of clients past and present reads like a “Who’s Who” of financial services. We’re proud of our work, our client longevity, and our results.

We are as careful at selecting our clients as they are at selecting us. If we don’t believe we can help you, we’ll gladly refer you to one of our agency peers. If we don’t think public relations is a good fit for your company, we’ll tell you upfront. And, if we do business together, you can be certain you’ll have our undivided attention, most on-point thinking, and unwavering commitment to your success.


strategy – branding – positioning – message development – media relations – thought leadership – social media management – content strategy and development – digital marketing – crisis communications – editorial services – reputation risk mitigation – internal communications – speaking engagements – design – communications audits

HOW WE DO IT

Part art, part science, all business, strategy is the DNA upon which our programs are built.

We’ve been around long enough to recognize that a communications program’s tactical executions are only as good as the strategy in which it’s embedded. And so we’ve spent years developing, testing and modifying a strategic process that transforms a communications blueprint into the cornerstone of our clients’ business success.

Our process is called BrandIntel©. We consider it the communications professionals’ guide to client business success.” BrandIntel compels clients to answer tough questions, reimagine what they’ve already thought about, take things apart and put them together differently, and look at their franchises from the outside in. And it encourages clients to take responsible chances to forge a path to category leadership.

CLIENTS

We’ve been proud to represent

OUR TEAM

Careers

Thanks for stopping by. Before we tell you about our job openings, we’d like to tell you a little about us. Now, we know what you’re thinking: “Here’s another right-out-of-central-casting, blowhard narrative about why we’re the best integrated comms firm in the universe, and why you absolutely have to work with us or your life will forever be devoid of meaning.” True, there’s some of that here, but understanding our story and a little about our culture may help you arrive at the best career (not job) decision you’ve likely made to-date, so read on.

Four years ago, two longtime colleagues contracted entrepreneurial fever, the only remedy for which was to start their own agency. Mortgages, kids, and college tuitions notwithstanding, they threw caution to the wind, wrote a business plan on a cocktail napkin (it’s framed in their office) and launched Water & Wall Group. What these entrepreneurs wanted more than anything was to create a firm that was as unlike its peers as possible – a standout among doppelgängers, a Luke Skywalker or Katniss Everdeen of communications companies. Insert third geek reference here.

And so they did. Right out of the gate, we behaved differently. Even our company name took the road less traveled – we opted not to use the name of the founders since we’re paving the way for the next generation of equity owners. We chose SoHo for our headquarters – we wanted to be located in an area where our employees enjoyed coming to work. We studied the benefits packages of Google, Virgin, Facebook, and many other companies we admired – our array of benefits stands up very nicely to them. And we set the bar higher than our clients’ expectations – outperformance is how we reward our clients for their loyalty.

Fast forward to present day, Water & Wall Group continues to march to the beat of its own drum with great success. The upside: strong year-over-year growth, an expanding roster of fascinating clients interested in exploring new ways to craft and tell their stories, and a long pipeline of new business opportunities. The downside: We can’t hire fast enough.

That’s where you come in.

Right now we’re looking to add some all-star creative people for the following positions:

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE +

  • Approximately 4 years’ experience in financial and/or professional services communications
  • A demonstrable track record of excellence
  • Ability to work on multiple accounts at once
  • Strong media relations experience across the entire media landscape: traditional, broadcast, industry trades, emerging media, etc.
  • Established book of strong media contacts
  • Intellectually curious
  • Unafraid to assume leadership positions on client assignments and within the agency
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the value of social and digital tactics for B2B and B2C financial brands
  • Experience developing editorial content for financial clients and how to effectively distribute it to target audiences

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR +

  • Approximately 6 years’ experience in financial and/or professional services communications
  • A demonstrable track record of excellence
  • Intellectually curious
  • Experience efficiently managing client budgets
  • Ability to craft and carry out strategic communications plans on behalf of clients
  • Experience participating in new business pitches
  • Ability to lead and manage account teams for multiple clients
  • Understands the value of marketing the client brands as well as our own
  • Support incremental and original new business growth
  • Knows now to navigate the media landscape and secure positive and impactful coverage for clients
  • Experience developing editorial content for financial clients and how to effectively distribute it to target audiences
  • Equal parts student and teacher for both clients and colleagues

Interested? Drop us a line at careers@waterandwallgroup.com
We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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We expect a lot from our colleagues. In return, we offer some of the best benefits you’ll find in the industry. Among them:

A “NO-VACATION” POLICY: That doesn’t mean you can’t take vacation; quite the opposite. It means we don’t count the days. The standard two-week vacation policy belongs in the Smithsonian, in the same dusty glass case as limited personal, sick, and carryover days. You work hard, so take some time off. Travel, see the world, visit your family.

SUMMER FRIDAYS: We close the office at 1:30 pm every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There’s no reason you should commute to the Hamptons on a Friday night.

TRANSIT AND PHONE REIMBURSEMENT: We pay towards the costs of your commute to and from work, and the texts you’re sending while you travel.

IMMEDIATE PARTICIPATION IN OUR 401(K) PLAN + MATCH: We’re so eager for you to get a head-start on building your retirement savings that we match your dollars with our own starting at Day 1.

HEALTH CLUB REIMBURSEMENT: You need to keep healthy so you can enjoy the summer Fridays, our frequent social events, and the weekly lunches we buy (which aren’t always that healthy).

HEALTHCARE: We pay way above industry standards towards your healthcare costs and absorb 100% of dental + vision coverage. Bet that has you feeling pretty good right now.

Domestic Partner healthcare: We believe unequivocally in equal opportunity for all, so our employees’ domestic partners are welcome on our healthcare plans.

Health SAVINGS ACCOUNT (hSA): You never know when you might need some rainy day money. When you do, using pre-tax dollars is the way to go.

LIFE INSURANCE: We hope you never need it, but we provide it to you free of charge.

NEW BUSINESS COMMISSION… FOR THE LIFE OF THE CLIENT: Yeah, that’s right.

If you like what you see and want to hear more, give us a shout. We’re eager to meet the future of Water & Wall.