Account Director - Creative Advertising Agency

Location
London, Central, Soho
Salary
£40k - £45k
Posted
17 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Sep 2017
Ref
CL 1760
Discipline
Advertising
Sector
B2C
Business Type
Agency
Seniority
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Account Director, Creative Agency, London, Soho £40k - £45k

What’s the Creative Agency like for the Account Director?

All agencies are not the same!  If you are cooped up in a sterile office feeling as if you have joined a bank rather than Adland, then this quirky agency with its outlandish offices and surreal work will help you get your mojo back!  

Formally recognised as being one of the best employers in Adland, this agency seems to weave magic into the industry and is modest enough not to shout about itself but let others do it for them.

This is a large independent agency that has realised its creative ambition without losing its special character.  It isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers and is adept at snatching business out of the jaws of the bigger networks which are brasher but less thoughtful.  

They have managed to bag several sought-after accounts thanks to the fact that their clients give them some of the highest referral ratings in the industry.  The standard of work is high and keeps improving – a lot of it pretty surreal!  

Their investment in talent has paid off and their work is backed by sharp writing and great creative innovation.

The agency is incredibly friendly with a good social side and one of the best bars in London!  

 

The Account Director role

The role is perfect for an Account Director looking to forge ahead as there is plenty of headroom!  

The Account Director will be handling a terrific UK based retail account that is looking to re-position the brand.  This isn’t about knee jerk reactions to what’s happening in the market but a thoughtful and considered approach re-positioning the brand as a force to be reckoned with.

The client is gutsy, fun and friendly and creatively ambitious.  All the elements are here for great work.

The Account Director will have a senior reporting line into a Business Director.

This is a fast track role for an Account Director who is looking for more headroom and to gain recognition.  Teams are kept deliberately lean to ensure there is plenty of exposure and there are big gaps between the levels to ensure there is headroom.

However, this is not to be confused with the sweatshop mentality of under-resourced agencies where lean teams mean late nights!  This agency is very keen to put its workforce first and there is a great work/life balance: account handlers regularly take a lunch break and get away on time.  
 
The agency is officially one of the “happiest places” to work in the industry.  They are excellent at mentoring and ensuring that there is on-going feedback so that everyone feels stimulated and has the right stretch.  

The agency has a great culture and vibe with live gigs, craft and mindfulness courses and its own in-house beer!

The account is in an incredibly exciting as the key players shrug off the stereotypes and look to be much braver.

This client has decided to plough its own furrow rather than doing “me too” campaigns.  As a result the work is innovative and engaging with the Creative Department keen to take a hand in making a difference.

The Account Director will be handling some blistering creative and getting involved with an account that is set to go on the Awards trail.

There is a great mix of work on the account that includes TV, radio, OOH digital and social media.


Highlights of the Account Director role:

  • Joining a creatively ambitious independent agency
  • Being the lead creative agency
  • Handling an exciting innovative account
  • Winning creative awards
  • Handling a lot of ATL and social and digital  


Desirable Experience/Skills for the Account Director role:

  • The ability to really shine – they are looking for a superstar
  • Good creative advertising agency background
  • ATL experience and knowledge of Clearcast
  • A real entrepreneurial approach
  • Strategic aptitude: spotting a good idea and running with it


Why apply for this Account Director role?

This is a truly great role for an Account Director who genuinely wants to prove themselves with a view to moving up to Account Director in an agency that prides itself on its meritocracy.

In addition to this great Integrated Account Director role we also have other exciting opportunities for you to look at on our website: www.spectrum360.co.uk

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