Account Manager, Independent Creative Agency, London, £28k – £33k Advertising
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Tired of the dead hand of procurement killing creativity?
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 medium-sized and has established a great reputation for itself romping up the league tables.
There is a groundswell of excitement around this creative hotshop which is run by the A-listers of the industry. Their aim, when they founded the agency nearly ten years ago, was to give clients brilliant creative answers to their marketing briefs and not simply ‘ad ideas’ as the answer to every problem.
The agency is first and foremost a creative company, driven by creating ideas for brands that are hard to ignore, difficult to forget and so easily more effective. They fuse the idea of big brand thinking with integrated channel delivery; passionate believers that a modern agency needs to be able to execute emotionally engaging ideas across the communications spectrum of advertising, digital, social, PR, experiential and direct.
The agency doesn’t hold with the typical industry observation that brands are struggling to be heard due to the proliferation of media and technology competing for retina time with a fickle audience. The agency calls that lazy thinking. The truth of the matter is that too many communications are too bland to earn the attention of the high-octane, attention- frazzled consumer.
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” have no place here.
This is one of the few agencies that is weighted 60:40 in favour of the Creative Department. It is a playground for entrepreneurs and nervy creatives who never settle for “good” and are constantly pushing to be bolder and braver.
The Account Manager role
The role is for an Account Manager to handle a UK based travel account and an entertainment account.
The travel account is a lovely client that is a challenger brand within the sector. The budget may be small but its creative ambition is supported by plenty of bravery.
This is an account that you can have some fun with as the client is a switched on marketer with a good sense of humour who enjoys a good relationship with the agency. The account is completely integrated.
The Account Manager will also be handling an entertainment account with a demanding client operating in a highly competitive sector. The agency has done some great work for the client and the Account Manager will have the chance to run their own projects with the support from an experienced Account Director who is great at mentoring.
The agency sees Account Managers as being the main interface with the client: building relationships and representing the agency. Account Managers see things before they happen, offer advice before it is sought and find opportunities where no one had looked before.
Understanding not only the client’s business but that of their competitors should come as second nature. Collaborative working alongside the strategic members of the agency to formulate informed advice and guidance to support the client and their business is key to unlocking future potential.
Financial understanding and being accountable for the profitability of each brief plays a large part of the role, so the Account Manager will be working with the Finance Director and Project Management team to ensure that the accounts are on budget.
The agency is seeking an Account Manager who can solve problems creatively and make things happen – and when things are not going to plan can keep cool, calm and resolve issues. Communication is the key to success, so the agency looks for people who are very comfortable conversing in person, not just via email.
The agency is seeking an Account Manager who shares their ethos of pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation whilst making the most of strategic support from the Account Director (who is lovely) who is responsible for managing your career development and providing further support and coaching.
Key Responsibilities for the Account Manager
• Own the client relationship and always-on satisfaction management.
We can only accept job applications from candidates who meet the essential selection criteria above and have current Right to Work in the UK.
To apply for this fantastic Account Manager role click the email address and send your CV to Catherine@spectrum360.co.uk
|Job Title :||Account Manager|
|Salary:||£28k - £33k|
|Salary Range:||£25k - £30k|