Account Manager - Independent Creative Agency
Account Manager, Creative Hotshop, London, £28k - £35k
What’s the Creative Agency like for the Account Manager?
Mischief, confidence and ambition make good bedfellows and that certainly holds true for this great independent agency.
The agency opened its doors in London to a groundswell of excitement and has kept up the momentum. They are the A-listers of the creative world and key talent in the industry would give their eye teeth for the chance to work here.
Their reputation for sensational creative has catapulted them into the limelight and onto some very tasty pitch lists beating the larger agencies and producing some dazzling work.
It’s not just the quirky or niche clients that chase after this agency’s services but the larger advertisers also want to know what the agency can do to revitalise their brands.
They have flexed their creative muscles to produce distinctive advertising that cuts through the drear produced by the more cautious players. They know that a high production value cannot rescue a dull idea.
The bigger agencies that battened down the hatches have lost momentum and have woken up to find that this exciting hotshop has stolen the march on them and left them behind in the doldrums.
In today’s world it is about being daring, fleet of foot and having the confidence to turn down business that doesn’t fit the agency culture. Procurement - led clients who “know the price of everything and the value of nothing” can beat the bigger agencies into submission but not this one.
This gem of an agency is romping up the league tables and on the cusp of producing some agency-defining campaigns.
The proof is in the pudding: this is one of the few agencies that is weighted 60:40 in favour of the Creative Department.
The Account Manager role
The role is for an experienced Account Manager with the headroom to move up to Account Director.
The agency tends to cherry pick its accounts and looks for an interesting business issue that needs solving. They are prepared to dig around among the weeds in order to get a good story.
The Account Manager will be handling two terrific accounts. The agency is the creative and strategic lead on both accounts and is responsible for developing their brand and marketing strategies and comms, acting as their brand guardians and developing and rolling out both above the line and below the line campaigns. There are some good chunky projects for the Account Manager to get their teeth into.
The first is one of the UK’s largest charity accounts where the agency takes the strategic and creative lead.
What makes this particular charity stand out from the myriad of not-for-profit organisations is the fact that its donations are key to supporting its life-saving scientific research on which it has built a terrific reputation.
Unfortunately, their funding programmes have started to suffer a decline over recent years due to the fierce competitiveness of the sector they operate in. With their need to constantly stay ahead and experiment, the charity has appointed the agency to inject new thinking and innovative ideas in order to unlock new income streams across product innovation and brand response advertising.
The Account Manager will be part of a team leading the charge and putting the charity back into its leadership position and helping the account to get its mojo back.
This is a great opportunity for the Account Manager to help this prestigious charity reclaim its market-leading status amongst lesser-known rivals but it needs an Account Manager with the drive, enthusiasm, intelligence and creative thinking to help them do it.
The Account Manager will be reporting into a senior Account Director and will be part of a fantastic agency team that offers great mentoring. Employing all the marketing touchpoints, the client is about to launch a big new above the line campaign to include TV and spin off into digital and social media.
The second account is a new snack win. This is a brand that likes to play around and have fun. They are planning a relaunch so the scene is set for the Account Manager to touch some terrific creative as there are fantastic ideas being put forward. There will be exciting TV and innovative digital and new media.
This is an opportunity for the Account Manager to strut their stuff and show what they are made of as there is a senior reporting line. The agency is good at career progression and is quick to spot and promote talent.
The agency is looking to meet an Account Manager with charisma and personality who has good above the line experience and plenty of TV who wants to get brilliant work made.
Highlights of the Account Manager role:
- Joining one of the best creative hotshops in the industry
- Handling a fantastic charity account and snack win
- Creating award winning work
- Collaborating closely with the client
- Putting yourself onto the industry “Face to Watch” List
Desirable Experience for the Account Manager role:
- Experience in an above the line creative agency
- ATL brand led comms and digital experience
- TV, digital, press and OOH experience
- The ability to talk strategy
- Handling an account with creative origination
Why apply for this Account Manager role?
The Account Manager will be joining an innovative agency that has attracted like-minded talented professionals in a climate that allows the Account Manager to flourish. This is a highly exciting role offering plenty of creative opportunity - you are about to produce the work of a lifetime.
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