Account Director - Creative Advertising Agency
Account Director, Creative Agency, Central London £40k - £45k
The Creative Agency for the Account Director
This is one of the most famous integrated creative agencies in London. It tops the new business table and recently won Agency of the Year. This is because it is one of the few agencies that actually does what it says on the tin!
Unlike the big networks that knock out instantly forgettable saccharine campaigns, this agency is all about being sharp, tart and impactful .
They have big ideas and stand as a beacon for creativity with their maverick entrepreneurialism.
They are key players on the pitch warpath and remain an irresistible choice to clients as they manage the tricky business of converting pitches but offering good levels of service to their existing clients.
They have an exciting portfolio and have built their reputation on turning challenger brands into stars.
More than any other agency, they know how to shake up a category and get tongues wagging about their work.
They get branding, yet have always been media neutral and embrace the rapid changes to the media landscape from social media through to TV.
The Account Director role
The Account Director will be handling the jewel in the agency crown. This is a UK based account that is iconic by nature and all about “work for good”.
Probably more than any other account in the industry, this account’s key objective is behaviour change and how to achieve it. It is therefore essential that the message resonates with its audience and the work needs to be exceptionally creative and highly innovative in order to cut through all the noise that is constantly clamouring for the audience’s attention.
The success of the account rests solely on its effectiveness.
The agency has been briefed to transform the client’s marketing world and there is now a huge amount of exciting work coming through with about 20 projects on the go at any one time.
Set against an ever-changing backdrop, no two days are the same and the Account Director will need to balance the need to be strategic with a strong creative vision as well as being fleet of foot.
An Account Director with passion for the craft and a strong creative vision, with the ability to put narrative at the forefront, will thrive on this account.
There are over five portfolios and beyond the marketing team there are several stakeholders to manage, so the Account Director will need to be fiery, with the drive to maintain the energy on the account and keep the vision fresh. However, this is an agency that lionises creative risk-taking.
This is a highly enjoyable account to manage since the Account Director will see the work they handle all around them through TV, radio, social media and OOH.
The Account Director will be managing a team who are enthusiastic and ambitious with a good creative eye and who only require a light hand on the tiller.
Reporting into a Business Director, there is plenty of autonomy and the opportunity to get involved with strategy and look at popular trends rather than just stirring the paint pots.
Entrepreneurial self-starters thrive at the agency and this is the secret to their ability to take their client’s brands into the arena of popular culture so that it is talked about and transcends regular media channels.
The type of Account Director to thrive at the agency is one who is opinionated with plenty of dynamism and ambition.
There is something quite powerful about an agency that has held onto its creative integrity. A lot of the creative networks have lost their heritage to the bean counters who have taken over by stealth: slowly chipping away at The Work. This clever agency kicks up its heels and rebels at convention.
Highlights of the Account Director role:
- Joining an ambitious creatively driven top 10 integrated creative agency
- Handling an incredibly creative account that works for good
- Winning creative awards
- Managing a media neutral account
- Running TV, print, digital, content and social media campaigns
Desirable Experience for the Account Director role:
- Experience from a well-known creative agency
- Proven experience on a brand led account
- Ability to hold your own strategically
- Creative sticking power
- Above the line agency background including TV and Clearcast
Why apply for this Account Director role?
If you are an Account Director looking to get your hands on some blistering creative then this is the perfect opportunity for you.
We can only accept job applications from candidates who meet the essential selection criteria above and have current Right to Work in the UK.
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