11 Nov

Place Activation Manager – London


Working predominantly in the retail / leisure space, the London team at DS.Emotion are responsible for enlivening a number of destinations through brand partnerships, commercialisations, bespoke events and pop up stores, restaurants and ‘food & beverage’ operations.

You will be responsible for organising & implementing activation strategy programmes across a number of destinations in the UK, ensuring that activity remains on brand and on budget. You will liaise with all internal teams (including design, social media and client services teams) to integrate activity into wider placemaking initiatives.


  • A commitment to delivering excellent customer service
  • Unafraid to get stuck in on any number of responsibilities making you a strong team player
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Confident, passionate and innovative with an ability to remain calm and approachable under pressure
  • A fresh, creative and ever-evolving approach to problem-solving and making things happen
  • Creative flair
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills with great attention to detail
  • Demonstrable initiative and enthusiasm, and the ability to multi-task
  • Proactive and reliable


  • Creating event proposals which fit client requirements and presenting proposals by deadline
  • Maintaining a working relationship with clients, residents vendors and venues
  • Generating and maintaining relationships with suppliers and creating value-add
  • Planning event aspects, such as health & safety, logistics, facilitators/vendors, guests list
  • Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers
  • Staying within budget while planning event specifications
  • Issuing invoices and processing purchases in a timely manner, and creating comprehensive working financial reports
  • Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organising vendors
  • Communicating with internal and external marketing teams to create effective advertisements for each event, and when necessary crafting marketing materials such as print and digital ads for individual events
  • Anticipating and planning for different scenarios
  • Creating promotional opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events, including possessing a strong working knowledge of the company to further these sales opportunities
  • Planning multiple events at once
  • Generating strong relationships with clients; presenting to and discussing ideas with them
  • Creating regular reports measuring success and ROI (both internal and presenting to clients)
  • Managing and populating App content to promote and provide information on events and activity – where relevant