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candidate Testimonials

Here are some testimonials from candidates that have found jobs via Marketing Stars. 


Sarah and the team at Marketing Stars are an exceptional recruitment agency who stand head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to delivering for both candidates and clients in the marketing industry.


In my recent career move I tasked four different agencies at finding me the right and most suitable challenge and Sarah was the clear leader for a number of key factors:
1. She was proactive and secured interviews for quality roles within 1-2 days.
2. Her strategic understanding of the direct marketing industry provided clear and impartial advice on the suitability of companies and roles.
3. Her positive personality shone through every call and clarifying question I asked.
4. A clear focus and hunger for delivering equally for the candidate and the client.


I really look forward to the opportunity of working with Sarah again further down the line in the capacity of a client.

Daniel Finn,

Karina and the Marketing Stars team have been fabulous in finding the right role for me. Dealing with them has been a pleasure and I would recommend them to anyone aspiring to make an impact in their career.


The Direct Marketing industry is very competitive and finding the right culture, opportunities and role are a bit of a minefield. Having worked in the industry for over ten years I deliberately tasked Karina with a stubborn set of requirements. I needed someone who understood my personal goals and aspirations and was prepared to go the extra mile to ensure I achieved them.


Karina quickly delivered on this task by actively seeking appropriate companies within the strict parameters I had given. She identified some great opportunities by getting under the skin of my prospective employers and understanding what solutions were needed from a new employee and what they expected in terms of skills, personality and drive.

With great coaching I was able to tune into what my new company needed and impress at interview. Karina mixed a human touch with professional honesty ensuring I got exactly what I was looking for.


Marketing Stars are by far the most competent recruitment consultants I have worked with in my career and they would certainly be the first people I would call should I need to source new staff for a team or look for a new challenge.

Barney Willis,

My experience with Marketing Stars was very good.


This was the first time I had ever approached an agency, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was constantly informed of up to date opportunities and it was always a pleasure to talk directly to the representative (Karina) who was always warm and friendly.


I was never presented with opportunities that were not of a high standard and was always given plenty of information to help me to prepare for my interviews.


Thank you Karina and the rest of the team!

Vekas Karwal,

Marketing Stars do all the important things brilliantly - secure interviews quickly, provide excellent interview tips and preparation guides and stay with you throughout the entire process. More than that, they seem to sincerely care about getting you a job you will enjoy, not just achieving personal commissions. I would recommend Marketing Stars very highly.

Tom Meagher,

I found the service offered by Marketing Stars to be of a high and professional standard. The person whom I had near daily contact with was extremely courteous, responsive and displayed a great level of integrity in all areas of the recruitment process. Not at any stage did I feel I was being coerced into taking the position I had applied for which did give me some comfort/reassurance that the final decision would indeed rest with me. I believe I have now found through Marketing Stars a company I will have a long and successful career with, however should that not prove the case I would certainly have no reservations in using the company's recruitment services again.

David Niccolls,

My first question when looking for new employment within the industry was, “where do I start?” My answer, “Marketing Stars!” An enormous industry; with many specialist areas, but unfortunately very few recruitment agencies that truly understand them or recognise we are individuals with different requirements and skill sets.

From my first dealings with Karina I knew that I had her undivided attention, support and that I was talking to the right person; someone who truly understood what I needed and didn’t push me into the first job that matched my skill set. Karina spent time getting to know who I am, what environment I would excel in and ultimately where I would find my perfect match!

Throughout the entire process I was reassured that any questions I had could be answered with one phone call / e-mail to Karina. I went to every interview prepared and armed with information about the company, people that work there and what they were looking for.


Karina spends as much effort understanding the company and their requirements as she does the applicant and would always be available before and after to catch up. I have never come across a company who pay so much attention to detail and who actually care about the work they do, true professionals!


If I ever need a change of career in years to come Karina and Marketing Stars will be my first port of call without a doubt. They understand that it can be a stressful time and make every effort to alleviate that stress.


I would recommend Marketing Stars to any of my friends within the industry as I know they will be looked after as well I as I have been. Real Marketing Stars!


Keep up the great work!

Kind regards

Zowie Boiardi

Zowie Boiardi,

In my search for a new marketing job, I invariably registered with the usual plethora of recruitment agencies. As I expected, grand promises of great opportunities landing at my feet were made, along with assurances of undivided attention and regular contact – “We put you first” the all too frequently unfulfilled guarantee. Then I came across Marketing Stars.


With Marketing Stars my experience has been entirely different. I was pleasantly surprised to not only receive the contact promised, but Karina Moses, the consultant I dealt with, did much more than I might have expected. She really listened to me and tried to find out what I wanted to achieve. She provided me with frequent updates about jobs and interviews and was really encouraging throughout the whole process. But what really impressed me was the enthusiasm that she (and everyone else at Marketing Stars!) had at all times.


I’m very grateful to have come across such a forward-thinking approach to recruitment consultancy. I can’t believe how attentive your agency has been to my needs and I think you’ve done a really first class job in matching me and my skills with my new employer. I shall certainly recommend your company – and specifically Karina – and, as a potential client, would definitely use your services again.

Louis Fernandes,

This is the first time I have used recruitment agencies and my impressions have been totally mixed. The good news for you is that I have been very impressed with your service and would certainly have no hesitation in using you again if I am looking for a new job or if I was looking to recruit someone.   I would certainly recommend you to any of my friends in the industry.

Of the agencies I have dealt with your service has been far better than any of the others. None of the others have lived up to their promises e.g. of regular contact with me.

Paul Stacey, Senior List Broker - Cheryl Nathan

Marketing Stars gave me a first class service from start to finish. From the initial phone call to go through my CV, and subsequent re-writes, right through to the first day in the new position Marketing Stars were efficient, friendly, caring and professional. 

Marketing Stars helped me to look at other suitable career paths, advised me on CV presentation, kept me informed on the progress of my application, helped to prepare me for interviews with company information and industry topics and generally gave everything a personal touch which is sorely lacking in many “larger” and inferior recruitment agencies.

I am especially grateful to Philippa and the Marketing Stars team for everything they have done for me in getting me into a position I feel suits me and my career goals perfectly. In short – I would recommend Marketing Stars to anyone I know and if I ever find myself in a position that I need to recruit I know who to call

Andrew Terry, Account Executive – Ventura Media

After a few weeks of visiting and registering with agencies both big and small, I began to lose faith in the world of recruitment agencies. If a suitable position was not found within the first few days, no further contact from them ever came about. I felt as if my name had disappeared into the deep dark echelons of the database.

Then I came across Marketing Stars - my faith was restored! Not only did they give further ideas regarding my CV by picking my brains and pointing out skills that I had that I took for granted but should really be put down in black and white, they kept regular contact and really went into detail to try and find me the right job (not the square peg into a round hole syndrome).

Thank you Marketing Stars for remembering that I was a person and not just a commodity to increase the commission coffers! 

Cheryl Greyer, List Broker

This is just a little note to let you know how grateful I am to you for finding me the job I have been looking for.  I appreciate the time you took getting to know me first, as I feel this helped matching my skills to the right role.  This is so rare in the recruitment industry these days.


Your ability of making the usually tedious process of job hunting exciting is a testament to your skill as a recruitment consultant and sets you apart from most agencies I have worked with.  I wish you every success in all your endeavours.

Rochelle Wickramaratchi,

I had avoided recruitment consultants previously, because they never seemed to listen to my needs or were able to help. 

Philippa Spurrell from Marketing Stars was different. 

She offered a well needed solution to job hunting. She spent time getting to know me and find out what my qualifications were. Then she found relevant positions and made sure they would be suitable to me. 

Before my interviews, she made sure I did my research on the company and was well prepared, with a good understanding of the role and requirements. She was always available throughout the whole process to give encouragement and advice. 

Without Marketing Stars, I would still be searching for a job. 

Amber Koval,

In the world of recruitment consultancy today, it's all about sales!

This is the opinion I formed when looking for my most recent position. No matter how many times I relayed what I was looking for in a new role, time and time again I would get phone calls about positions that would bear no resemblance.

That was until I came across Philippa Spurrell at Marketing Stars (or did she find me?!). We had an in-depth conversation about my aspirations; what I was looking for and where I wanted to take my career. Then - and only then did she talk to me about suitable and relevant positions. Is that the end? 

Oh no, then the work really started. Job specifications, research, mock interview questions – “do you feel prepared yet?” 

I was so prepared with Philippa's help that I got the job!

So, if you're looking for a new challenge and want somebody to listen and then find you that appropriate position - speak to Philippa at Marketing Stars (My friends are!)

Dione Rayside, List Sales Consultant

Just a quick note to tell you that I got a brilliant job! I am the medico-legal coordinator at a specialist medical house on Harley Street! It's a really nice position and not bad money. Anyway, it never would have happened if you hadn't shown me how to re-work my CV so as to get the attention of the recruitment consultants in my industry sector. So, thank you ever so much, it's so nice when you actually encounter a genuinely caring and helpful person such as yourself! Warmest wishes for a wonderful, happy and healthy life.

Laura Ann Calloway,

I highly recommend Marketing Stars as a recruiting firm for professional marketeers and in particular Philippa who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable helping me further my career. Her invaluable advice ensured I was successful. Philippa was lovely to work with and I would not hestitate to use her services again.

Jennifer Woodward,
Of the agencies I have dealt with your service has been far better than any of the others. None of the others have lived up to their promises e.g. of regular contact with me.
Paul Stacey, Senior List Broker - Cheryl Nathan

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