Account Director - Independent Creative Advertising Agency

London, Central, Soho
£40k - £50k
09 Mar 2018
09 Apr 2018
CL 1810
B2C, Fashion
Business Type
Senior Manager
Contract Type

Account Director, Creative Agency, London, Soho £40k - £50k

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

This independent creative agency is all about growth!  They have been raking in new business thanks to their charismatic MD and great creative offering.  They can hardly keep up with their achievements and top talent has been banging the door down to get in.

They have been winning business had over fist.

They are medium-sized (60 plus) and are now looking to consolidate and take stock of their gains.  There is a strong “family feel” and a friendly culture and the agency is determined to keep the small agency feel despite its growth and success.

This is one of the few agencies that has an on-going bonus scheme offered for great creative ideas thanks to the MD’s belief in rewarding rather than hoarding.

The agency’s aim is to do “talked about” work and people with a point of view thrive here.  A lot of talented account handlers have deserted the big name agencies to come here because they like the entrepreneurial feel, lean-forwards approach and can-do attitude of the Senior Planners and impetuous Creatives in this flat structured environment.

Although the agency is driven and hungry with lots of ambition, it is mindful too.  There is a great culture as it offers a good work/ life balance with the weekly Cocktail Thursday and Prosecco Friday.


The Account Director role

An Account Director with a can-do approach and a passion for great creative will do extremely well here.  If you like to lean forwards with your elbows out and work closely with Senior Management on talked about work, then this is a great opportunity for you.

The agency wants to further build on its current success and is seeking an Account Director who gets brand strategy but who also enjoys getting stuck in.

The Account Director will be getting their fingers sticky on a well-known confectionery account and will be taking to the catwalk with a fashionable clothing brand.

Both of the accounts are UK based and the agency is leading the creative development so the Account Director will be handling accounts that are all origination with an entrepreneurial feel and a quirky approach.

The “sweeties” client is “terrific” and has huge ambitions for the brand.  Their position in the market has fallen behind recently thanks to competition from “own brands”.  But there is a new strategy in place and the client is looking to re-position and help the brand get its mojo back.  

Cue – award winning work!  

This is a very exciting time to be joining the account.  The Account Director will be handling a lot of above the line, including TV, in addition to social content.

The “catwalk” account is very much a challenger brand in an over-crowded sector that is constantly jockeying for position and jostling for standout.  There is a small budget with big ambitions.  

The “friendly” client is keen on great creative work but the agency has to be clever about the budget.  This account brings the enjoyable challenge and creative innovation that comes from handling a challenger brand.  Again, the Account Director will be handling above the line and digital and social.

The agency has a lot of get up and go and this energy is felt by their clients who are a feisty bunch with huge respect for the agency and who expect to have their views challenged.

The Account Director can expect to be given a lot of autonomy and the headroom to manage their own campaigns and to run their own meetings with senior clients.  So the role would suit an Account Director who is happy to speak their mind and has the confidence to push back.  

Having said that, the agency is very supportive and friendly and takes a collaborative approach.  Although the Account Director will be busy handling exciting campaigns, this is a nurturing environment; not a culture of working late.

This is a highly successful medium-sized independent agency that wants to see people succeed and offers a rapid career path.

Highlights of the Account Director role:

  • Joining a creatively ambitious independent agency
  • Being the lead creative agency
  • Handling exciting innovative accounts
  • Rapid career progression
  • 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
  • A real entrepreneurial approach
  • Strategic aptitude: spotting a good idea and running with it
  • Ability to hold your own with a senior level client

Why apply for this Account Director role?

There is a good balance here between exposure and nurture.  Too often good Account Directors are being push down in the big networks and not being managed properly.  This agency will allow you to shine like a star!  They pride themselves on their creative verve and career development.

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