Account Manager - Independent Creative Agency

Central London
£30k - £35k
21 Jun 2019
21 Jul 2019
CL 1934
B2C, Retail
Business Type
Senior Executive
Contract Type

Account Manager, Independent Creative Agency, London, £30k - £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 that is romping up the league tables.

There is a groundswell of excitement around this medium –sized agency which is run by the A-listers of the industry.  It is a playground for entrepreneurs and nervy creatives who never settle for “good” and are constantly pushing to be bolder and braver.

There is real momentum here and their hunger for great ideas has catapulted them into the limelight and onto some fantastic 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 independent 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. 

The proof is in the pudding: this is one of the few agencies that is weighted 60:40 in favour of the Creative Department and they are on the cusp of producing some agency-defining work.

The Account Manager role

The role is for an experienced Account Manager who enjoys having autonomy in a supportive environment.    

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 a terrific UK based retail account.  The agency is the creative and strategic lead and is responsible for developing their brand and marketing strategies and comms, acting as their brand guardians and devising 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.  

This is a client with a big budget and well-known reputation that is behaving like a challenger brand in a competitive sector; jockeying for position and elbowing its competitors out of the way.

The Account Manager will be part of a team helping to lead the charge and put the client onto a stronger footing as it fights to get its mojo back. 

This is a great opportunity for the Account Manager to help this prestigious retail account 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.

This is an opportunity for the Account Manager to strut their stuff and show what they are made of.  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 retail account 
  • Creating award winning creative work
  • Collaborating closely with the client
  • Putting yourself onto the industry “Face to Watch” List

 Desirable Experience for the Account Manager role:

  • Experience in a good creative agency 
  • ATL brand led comms and digital experience 
  • TV, digital, press and OOH experience
  • Experience on a retail account
  • The ability to talk strategy

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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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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