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Managing Director, Media-V

Managing Director, Media-V

Media-V have been operating in the Australian Out of Home market for 10 years. Over these years Blade Recruitment has been at the forefront in staff recruitment. They have always been the first port of call for Media-V when looking for people. We have found them to be extremely diligent at finding the right person to fit the right role. They understand our culture and have always adapted their candidates to fit this, at all levels. Media-V would find it hard to use another company outside of Blade when looking for sales staff in Australia. Well done Mark Hall-Smith to you and your team. Bill Edwards.

Managing Director
Media-V

Tammy Lim

Tammy Lim

“Blade Recruitment are a specialised agency dealing with the media industry. Over the years, Blade has always been very proactive in their approach to introducing candidates. . . . Mark has a great understanding of not only my business needs, but of my team culture, which is very important when hiring new staff. With this in mind, Mark always presents candidates who are on brief, great potential brand ambassadors and worthy of consideration.”

Tammy Lim
NSW Advertising Manager – mX (News Corp)

Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson

“Blade Recruitment was one of the few agencies I used that I felt really understood our brief. We were looking for a unique skill set and working attitude. Other candidates presented were quite OK, but just didn’t have the precise background we were looking for. The candidates Taryn discussed with us were all on target, and not surprisingly we employed two of them in our team with great results.”

Chris Dawson
Agency Strategy Manager Australian Radio Network

Ivan Cunningham JP

Ivan Cunningham JP

Mark is another recruiter that needs to be congratulated and recommended as a diligent person who discusses your options with you and if needed assists you through the recruitment process. I have had the pleasure of utilising Mark on two occasions and would recommend him to any employer and candidate.”

Ivan Cunningham JP
Business Consultant

Jessica Hunter

Jessica Hunter

I highly recommend Blade Recruitment to any person looking for a recruiter to assist in making their next career move in the media industry a seamless, easy and speedy process. Mark took the time to get to know me providing a consultative approach to ensure that the roles he recommended were 100% in line with my needs. I valued Mark’s honesty and straight forwardness and look forward to working with him in the future”

Jessica Hunter
Digital Advertising Sales Executive
Mi9

Natasha Henderson

Natasha Henderson

The level of service provided by Mark really is the benchmark that recruiters should be working towards. Mark truly is professional, personable and an extremely knowledgeable consultant enabling him to get the best out of individuals with whom he deals. He has a strong understanding of the media market and is dedicated to candidate care. He understands the importance of developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and candidates alike. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark at Blade Recruitment to businesses seeking a consultant and to any candidate wanting not just another job, but career advice and support”

Natasha Henderson
Key Account Manager
News Life Media

Paul Kent

Paul Kent

Mark and the team at Blade have assisted me in recruiting for over 5 years in a number of different organisations including Fairfax Media and APN Publishing. Having worked in the media industry himself, Mark has a quick grasp on the requirements for different roles and tailors his response and recommendations accordingly. Not only does Mark understand recruitment briefs and the needs of the hiring organisation but he has a genuine affinity for his candidates which he demonstrates in his tireless work on their behalf. Apart from the fact that he is a Manchester United fan, he is a great guy to deal with!”

Paul Kent
Managing Partner at mraristotle.com

Dennis Lindsay

Dennis Lindsay

Blade are a recruiter who thinks laterally in finding solutions for candidates and employers. My personal experience as a candidate was a positive one and have since used them as an employer to find suitable candidates.”

Dennis Lindsay
Digital Sales & Social Media Director
Better Living Index

Benn Sykes

Benn Sykes

I would highly recommend Mark to any potential Media job-seekers or any companies within the Media landscape on the lookout for candidates. Mark’s understanding and knowledge of the industry (in particular print) was second to none.”

Benn Sykes
Senior AM
News Digital Media (Business Spectator & Eureka Report)

David Young Choi

David Young Choi

I have had the pleasure of working with Mark Hall-Smith from Blade Recruitment over the past 4+Years. Mark and his team are a superior resource for anyone considering implementing talent outsourcing. Mark has been an expert advisor, recruiter and assisted me within multiple businesses that i have represented.

One of Marks key strengths is working with businesses on roles from conception all the way through to market implementation. His professionalism, network and hard work are a testament to the success and results that he and the team are able to produce. Mark is not only a respected professional, but also a highly skilled Director with an extensive and exclusive executive network.

I highly recommend both Mark and Blade Recruitment for all of your professional recruitment needs.”

David Young Choi
Senior Executive
Sales & Marketing