Account Director - Independent Creative Agency

Central London
£50k - £55k
21 Jun 2019
21 Jul 2019
CL 1935
B2C, Retail
Business Type
Senior Manager
Contract Type

Account Director, Independent Creative Agency, London, £50k - £55k

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

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 Director role

The role is for an experienced Account Director 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 Director 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 Director 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 Director will leading the charge on the account and will help put the client onto a stronger footing as it fights to get its mojo back. 

This is a great opportunity for the Account Director to help this prestigious retail account reclaim its market-leading status amongst lesser-known rivals but it needs an Account Director with the drive, enthusiasm, intelligence and creative thinking to help them do it. 

The Account Director will be reporting into the agency Partners and will lead a fantastic agency team.  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 Director 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 Director 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 Director 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 Director 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 Director role?

The Account Director will be joining an innovative agency that has attracted like-minded talented professionals in a climate that allows the Account Director 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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