Account Director - Famous Creative Agency

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Central London
£50k - £55k
17 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
CL 1936
Business Type
Senior Manager
Contract Type

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

What’s the Agency like for the Account Director?

A key player on the advertising and digital scene, this ranks as one of the best creative agencies in the industry thanks to their ability to marry classical brand building with cutting edge digital thinking and to execute ideas in any channel.  More than any other agency they are truly integrated.

They have an eclectic mix of talent and know how to get creative pulses racing by delivering work that people really care about.   They have tuned in to the fact that a fragmented media landscape makes for a more complex consumer: fidgety and fickle;  dodging what they don’t like yet amplifying what they do.

In the age of conversation and chat it is all about achieving cut through and this agency produces some of the most engaging creative work in the industry; creating campaigns that people fall in love with. 

Their creative work is spare and muscular and they manage to make brands fly that little bit higher.  As a result they have loyal infatuated clients across a terrific portfolio and a clear sense of direction.

New business is plentiful and they have landed several high profile accounts.

Culturally the agency has an open and respectful culture with a horizontal structure.  

The social side plays an important role in agency life too: Account Management is a close-knit team with a family feel and they have an away-trip abroad every year.  

In addition there is weekly socialising at “Teatime Tuesday” and drinks or cakes are a regular feature most Fridays.  The social committee are a dedicated bunch and make sure there are frequent unexpected surprises for key dates in the annual calendar.

The Account Director role
The agency is seeking an experienced Account Director who is ambitious and wants to have a hand on the tiller.  They are after a passionate self-starter!  

The Account Director will be handling two UK based accounts: an FMCG account that is currently the nation’s sweetheart and a well-known fast-paced green tech account.

The agency is the creative and strategic lead on both the accounts and the Account Director will get the opportunity to work on multi-channel campaigns, working closely and forming strong relationships with mid-level and senior clients as you work together on through the line, fast- paced, campaigns. 

The green tech account is an evolving brand that is highly innovative with great ambitions for growth and some exciting initiatives in play.  The account allows the Account Director to have the opportunity to create comms across a range of channels and be the guardian of an entire campaign. It’s a fully integrated account which means working closely and forming strong relationships with very senior clients. 

The brand is on the cusp of developing outstanding creative. The agency has moved the client from trading focused work to brand shifting work and this is a great time for the Account Director to join the account and help the business achieve its vision. 

The Account Director will also be handling an FMCG account famous for creating blockbuster campaigns.  Alongside this, the client also has a strong social media presence and is always looking for tactical and creative ways to engage with that audience.

The agency’s creative expectations for both accounts are very high and the Account Director will be reporting into senior level and will be supported by a strong team that is pro-active and creatively driven. 

Your role will be to lead the team, nurture them and help them deliver world class campaigns.  In addition to establishing a good rapport with the client, you will also be nurturing the next generation of account handlers; taking responsibility for their professional development and coaching. 

As an experienced Account Director, you will be the lynchpin of the client-agency relationship.  To your clients you are their greatest ally: an expert on their customers, products and services and internal operating structure; you will also be the agency’s greatest champion, using your relationship to raise the bar creatively and strategically.

The agency is seeking an Account Director who is used to working on through the line client briefs; delivering everything from TV, digital through to social, games and more. 

The role would suit a creatively ambitious Account Director who is always looking for opportunities that go well beyond the brief; personally championing work from brief right through to case study. Not only do you recognize and nurture great ideas but you also push back when you spot mediocre thinking and encourage greater creativity and insight.

The role would suit an Account Director who not only wants to handle great work, but also wants to get their career on track.  The agency is buttoned down when it comes to growing its talent in-house.  All the Account Directors have clear up to date objectives and progression plans.  

The agency has an excellent mentoring scheme and offers bespoke training programmes and one-to-one coaching in order to move people up to the next level.  

There is a strong team culture and everyone is supportive and extremely friendly with a lot of socialising outside the agency.

Highlights of the Account Director role:

  • Joining a top 10 highly innovative creative agency
  • Managing two fantastic UK led accounts
  • Blending above the line advertising with edgy digital
  • Working with the agency’s top creative team
  • Taking the initiative on brand strategy

Desirable Experience for the Account Director role:

  • Good above the line advertising agency experience
  • An interest in all the marketing disciplines 
  • Knowledge of TV and social media 
  • Strong brand strategy
  • Eye for powerful creative

Why apply for this Account Director role?

This agency smartly creates a provocative relationship between the brand and the consumer that kicks the competition out of the category.  If you are a firebrand with a passion for great work then this is a fantastic chance to get some creative awards under your belt.

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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